Help us shape the future of the Covenant of Mayors movement

Help us shape the future of the Covenant of Mayors movement

Until 15 September, all local and regional governments across Europe are invited to influence the developments of the Covenant of Mayors through an online survey.

2020 stands out as a peculiar year for Europe. It is indeed a key moment, as the EU should evaluate whether we are on track […]

A Climate Pact for Luddites

A Climate Pact for Luddites

How the Green Deal’s most ambitious element connects everything - including Zoom calls, Ada Lovelace and Frans Timmermans

“Jim, you’re on mute.” “We can see you talking Jim, but we can’t hear you.” “I’ll send Jim a message that he hasn’t turned on […]

How Local Authorities can encourage citizen participation in energy transitions

How Local Authorities can encourage citizen participation in energy transitions

By Dr Sioned Haf, Bangor University, Cymru | Wales

During this time in which countries across the European continent and beyond are affected by the impact of the Covid-19 virus, it is noteworthy that […]

How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis?

How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis?

Our letter to the President of the European Commission

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 […]

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.

Help build the EU’s Climate Pact

Help build the EU’s Climate Pact

Consultation launched on how cities will form the foundation of the EU's Climate Pact

A broad consultation on the proposed Climate Pact has been launched by the European Commission. The Climate Pact is one of the strategic pillars of […]

Fearless cities and more

Fearless cities and more

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

It is impossible for me to write this March 2020 political editorial without mentioning the coronavirus outbreak. Yes, in this age of globalisation, pandemics are […]

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

Updated 2030 emissions target due in September

The EU Commission today unveiled their climate law enshrining the target of climate neutrality across the entire EU by 2050. Because it is set for […]

A little space to think

A little space to think

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This week, my director colleagues (ICLEI Europe, Climate Alliance, CEMR, Eurocities, Fedarene), and I met with the faculty of new European Commissioners. Therefore, I would […]

30 new factsheets on the energy transition!

30 new factsheets on the energy transition!

Zoom in on best practices in participative governance

Each city’s energy transition is different but they have one element in common: the active involvement of the local community to make their city greener […]

On the road to climate neutral cities

On the road to climate neutral cities

3 lessons from Leuven

In the city of Leuven in Belgium, over 500 public organisations, businesses and citizens  united behind a roadmap towards zero-carbon emissions in 2050. In 2019, […]

Democratic public ownership: free digital course on best practices

Democratic public ownership: free digital course on best practices

Sign up to mPOWER Digital

The online course will enable participants to learn from cities that are leading the energy transition and provide plenty of opportunities to exchange municipal power […]

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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