Every year, the European Week of Regions and Cities brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due […]
The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, led by Energy Cities, develops publications that help cities and towns get a better understanding of the financing […]
Over the three past years, almost 200 local or regional authorities from he EU, including many Energy Cities members, took part in the H2020 PROSPECT’s […]
Last week, the European Commission published its long awaited proposal for a recovery plan. According to the EU executive branch, this major plan is supposed […]
When talking about how to align cities policies with the EU decarbonisation objectives, we often hear the words “science-based targets”, “carbon budgets” or “climate-proofed budgets”. […]
The European City Facility supports municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the EU-27 and the UK in developing investment concepts for sustainable energy. The […]
The LIFE programme has been a valuable funding instrument for local authorities to fund best practice, pilot and demonstration projects in the field of energy […]
Energy Cities’ President addressed a letter to the European Commission President von der Leyen to present our solution, in order to ensure economic recovery and […]
The European City Facility (EUCF) will launch its first call for proposals on 25 May 2020. All municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the […]
Policies to promote home renovation have often failed in the past because they have taken the obvious, and incorrect, starting point – the home. Instead, […]
As the new EU Commission hits its 100 day benchmark, it is time to analyze how its flagship programme to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent has performed so far. The European Green Deal has already brought forth various ambitious measures, ranging from funding to governance. However, it has not yet triggered the necessary paradigm shift needed to deliver the transition.
The €7.5bn Just Transition Fund will be shared across the 27 countries of the EU. What began life as a proposal to help coal-dependent regions […]
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.