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There isn’t one renovation wave

There isn’t one renovation wave

A district-level approach is needed to move quickly and deeply

Policies to promote home renovation have often failed in the past because they have taken the obvious, and incorrect, starting point – the home. Instead, we need to recognise that homes are part of a local ecosystem of intermixed buildings, businesses, energy and people. By incorporating all of those elements into a district-level plan we can begin to hit the 3% renovation target and deliver on the Green Deal.

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

What's EUp March 2020

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.

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Regional breakdown of €7.5bn Just Transition Fund announced

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 […]

The European City Facility is launched!

The European City Facility is launched!

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum ended with a bang

EU City Facility (EUCF) was launched with a bang on February 19th as more than 600 participants hoped to take advantage of a grant to […]

Climate budget: a dialogue with Oslo

Climate budget: a dialogue with Oslo

Count your CO2 emissions the way you count your money

Last November, at the invitation of Energy Cities, Heidi Sørensen, Director of the City of Oslo’s Climate Agency and her colleague, Catrin Robertsen, met with […]

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the launch of the Green Deal on Dec. 11, 2019 to the UNFCCC’s Glasgow CoP 26 conference beginning Nov. 9th, 2020 we are at […]

Will you enter the matrix?

Will you enter the matrix?

Our arguments to convince you

Is your city among the 37% of local authorities in Europe seeking innovative financing for their energy and climate actions? But also among the 89% […]

The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal

How close to deliver genuine societal transformation?

The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]

Looking for energy and climate experts to support cities

Looking for energy and climate experts to support cities

Call for Country Experts – EU City facility

The soon-to-be launched EU City Facility is looking for Country Experts in the field of energy and climate investments and with proven technical and financial expertise with national or local organisations. Each expert will support local authorities in one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia.

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

First German city to adopt dedicated €200m budget

While world leaders still struggle with climate inaction at COP25, Stuttgart is taking action. The city located in the South of Germany is not satisfied […]

Project Development Assistance facilities: Learn from cities and regions’ experience

Project Development Assistance facilities: Learn from cities and regions’ experience

Many of the signatories to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy have used technical assistance facilities to develop projects in the framework of […]

5 takeaways from the EIB’s new energy lending policy

5 takeaways from the EIB’s new energy lending policy

What the European Investment Bank's new funding policy will bring for cities' energy transition

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?

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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