Elliniko – Argyroupoli & Corinth turned streets into temporary playgrounds

Elliniko – Argyroupoli & Corinth turned streets into temporary playgrounds

Greek cities tested the Living Streets model and you can too!

Last August and September, the cities of Elliniko – Argyroupoli and Corinth tested the living streets model and gave their inhabitants the opportunity to turn […]

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Forget about net zero and fossil-free districts, positive energy districts (PEDs) aim at generating more renewable energy than they consume! Researchers across Europe are working […]

Why citizens participation in climate projects is important

Why citizens participation in climate projects is important

Interview with Kinga Kovacs

EUKI, the European Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, recently interviewed our colleague Kinga Kovacs to promote the Living Streets project. […]

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 […]

For cities to achieve their decarbonisation, they need greater staff resources

For cities to achieve their decarbonisation, they need greater staff resources

Our recommendations for cities to realise their heating planning and implement decarbonisation projects

Cities’ employees are the architects of the local energy transition. The lack of human resources is currently one of the main barriers to the decarbonisation […]

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 […]

“Fit for 55” package gives increased recognition to the local level but fails to deliver systemic change

“Fit for 55” package gives increased recognition to the local level but fails to deliver systemic change

Our analysis of the European Commission's proposals

On the 14th of July, the European Commission released a mammoth legislative package made up of 13 proposals in order to be “Fit for 55”. […]

Leading the way towards sustainable food systems

Leading the way towards sustainable food systems

From food maps to food forests, seven local initiatives to inspire you!

As you know, Energy Cities recently published its new 2030 agenda, identifying four priority systems that are closely linked to climate and energy objectives. The […]

Krizevci’s residents give their neighbourhood a makeover

Krizevci’s residents give their neighbourhood a makeover

Our Croatian member set up its first Living Street

For the residents of Križevci, Living Streets began on the 19th June 2021 at the bus station neighbourhood, in Petra Zrinskog Street and most of […]

Understanding, planning and combating urban heat islands

Understanding, planning and combating urban heat islands

Cities are adapting to climate conditions and taking action to bring down local temperatures.

With summer approaching, we all remember the high temperatures that we have suffered in recent years. Energy Cities has tested several possible solutions: creating draught, […]

Energy Cities joins the New European Bauhaus initiative

Energy Cities joins the New European Bauhaus initiative

What opportunities for cities?

The European Commission’s President Initiative the New European Bauhaus (NEB) has been on everyone’s mouth in Brussels since its launch at the end of 2020. […]

Brest prepares the ground for collaborative climate action

Brest prepares the ground for collaborative climate action

TOMORROW project allows cities to involve different actors in the transition

During a virtual visit to Brest (France), TOMORROW’s partners were given a overview of the many activities the Metropolitan Governement is carrying out to allow […]

It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling.

Greta Thunberg, Climate activist

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