Together with Grenoble European Green Capital 2022

Together with Grenoble European Green Capital 2022

Discovering our member’s plans for this special year

2022 is going to be a great year for our French member Grenoble. They will be European Green Capital, a big recognition who arrived after […]

Energy Cities welcomes five new members

Energy Cities welcomes five new members

Welcome to Antony, Castellammare di Stabia, Oeiras, Villers-sur-Mer and Energy Cities Algeria

It is with great pleasure that we welcome to Energy Cities 5 new members from four different countries! This is a great opportunity to review […]

Cities & Citizens Energy Forum 2022: Save the date!

Cities & Citizens Energy Forum 2022: Save the date!

20-22 April 2022 in Heerlen, the Netherlands

In 2022, for our annual event, we join forces with one of our dearest partners: REScoop, the European federation of citizen energy cooperatives. About the […]

Mannheim – where citizens are empowered to experiment and innovate

Mannheim – where citizens are empowered to experiment and innovate

About methods and spaces for social innovation

Until now, 2.5 million households living in the city of Mannheim and in neighbouring municipalities are getting power from the coal-fired power plant Grosskraftwerk Mannheim. […]

Green Cities Forum: advancing inclusive transitions

Green Cities Forum: advancing inclusive transitions

When talking about Climate Neutrality, the Cities of TOMORROW speak the same language

For a whole week, Brașov hosted the Green Cities Forum, to show its commitment to a carbon-free future The Green Cities Forum welcomed an International […]

What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Yesterday, 15 September, the President of the European Commission was returning to deliver the now traditional State of the Union. This year’s address highlighted the […]

The greatest brainstorming of our time

The greatest brainstorming of our time

Energy Cities' president calls for a societal and ecological renaissance

September is normally that time of the year where you get back to your heavy routine after having enjoyed a relaxing holiday break. In my […]

Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Because we’re constantly searching to help cities advance their energy and climate transition, we have taken a closer look at the processes that a city […]

How to promote a sustainable approach to food and agriculture?

How to promote a sustainable approach to food and agriculture?

Namur is bringing local actors to the table!

Last March, our member Namur (Belgium) launched their local Sustainable Agri-Food Assembly to foster a dialogue and develop concrete proposals for a more sustainable and […]

Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

Developing sufficiency within companies

In December 2015, the City of Frankfurt launched the ‘Sustainable Commercial Area’ project, involving over 400 companies in an area of 15 hectares. This model project received […]

Climate district Waldsee

Climate district Waldsee

A pilot district-approach to climate protection in Freiburg

Our German member Freiburg recently launched a pilot project to involve the inhabitants, schools and organisations of the district of Waldsee in the fight against […]

The infinite energy …of people

The infinite energy …of people

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

No, I am not going to write about this fateful anniversary, this cursed year (or not), nothing, not a word about the pandemic. This newsletter […]

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