We won! After months of lobbying by Energy Cities and the Fossil Free EIB campaign, Europe’s public bank has adopted a new funding policy. It is good news! But what will it bring for cities’ energy transition?
Ambitious Manchester In 2019 Manchester decided to become a zero carbon city by 2038. At city level, this means capping total emissions at 15 million […]
When the European Commission published the new mission-oriented approach proposed for the forthcoming Horizon Europe programme in January 2018, we were glad to see such […]
In July 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) proposed a bold new energy lending policy which would halt support to all fossil fuel projects by […]
This summer, far from Brussels’ overheated streets, I was asked this seemingly innocent question by a friend while chatting after a pleasant walk: “if you […]
We are glad to coordinate the European City Facility (EUCF), a new EU-funded project which will provide financial support and services to cities and municipalities […]
The fourth and last H2020 PROSPECT learning cycle on innovative financing for local energy and climate projects, will start this November 2019, following an ongoing […]
In its draft describing the new energy lending policy published today, the European Investment Bank takes a big step for climate action. Will it be able to stick to its promise?
Since 2017, PROSPECT enables the exchange of knowledge and experience between EU cities and regions, on innovative financing schemes for their local projects on energy […]
The locally-driven energy transition is essential to achieve the Paris Agreement’s objectives by 2050. This report is showcasing five examples of European cities, that are […]
The PROSPECT H2020 learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The […]
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.