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The SCALE initiative launched the Call for Experts!

The SCALE initiative launched the Call for Experts!

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The SCALE initiative (European Smart and Lighthouse Cities Amplified) , launched in September 2020 as a support initiative and secretariat to all  Horizon 2020 Smart […]

Reimagining public space with people at the centre

Reimagining public space with people at the centre

Barcelona’s new Superblock is co-designed with the local community

Back in 2016, our member Barcelona decided to launch “Superilles” – Catalan for Super Islands or Superblock – to reduce car and noise pollution for […]

Towards fossil-free districts and cities

Towards fossil-free districts and cities

Our virtual City Learning Labs inspires cities to phase out fossil fuels for heating & cooling

Burning things has been the go-to solution for thousands of years to keep our buildings warm. Now, faced with the immense challenge of becoming climate-neutral […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making community energy a reality in your city

Making community energy a reality in your city

Our Cooperation labs bring cities and citizens together

The second edition of Energy Cities’ European Cooperation Lab took place at the end of April with 3 city teams coming from Czech Republic, Italy […]

Liège is undergoing a process of democratisation, relocation and decarbonisation of its food system

Liège is undergoing a process of democratisation, relocation and decarbonisation of its food system

Local production will meet 50% of the city’s needs while fulfilling ideal ecological and social conditions

Following an initial impetus from local stakeholders and citizens active in the Cities in Transition movement, the Liège City and province have been successful for […]

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe officially endorsed their new vision for this movement on 21 April

Considering the current climate emergency, and in a joint effort to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C, local leaders across Europe commit to making climate […]

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

We will collectively make stories and not only tell stories

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the pandemic – there is no escaping that. But while the pandemic forced changes on Energy […]

Our Summit

Our Summit

Looking back at Energy Cities’ General Assembly

President Biden is not the only one who convened climate leaders this week, Energy Cities did too. I would dare to say, we brought together […]

Energy Cities welcomes four new members

Energy Cities welcomes four new members

The Urban Community of Auxerrois, Annecy, Orebrö and Arnhem joined our network

In the past months, four new members joined Energy Cities’ network: the Urban Community of Auxerrois and Annecy (France), Orebrö (Sweden) and Arnhem (the Netherlands). […]

Learning Municipality Networks

Learning Municipality Networks

A holistic approach for low-carbon municipalities

To meet the EU’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union and the Members States will need to rely on cities and […]

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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