The link between carving plates, the great collapse, and the Dutch city of Heerlen

The link between carving plates, the great collapse, and the Dutch city of Heerlen

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Imagine my surprise at seeing a new personal development magazine with a “survivalist” editorial line instead of the usual “learn how to breathe properly and […]

Cities and Citizens Energy Forum – Save the date

Cities and Citizens Energy Forum – Save the date

Energy Cities’ 2020 Annual Conference

Aren’t you tired of sitting in a conference, listening to never-ending speeches? Are you looking for dialogues and meaningful peer-to-peer exchanges instead? If you are […]

Plymouth: citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit

Plymouth: citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit

A lasting relationship built between City Council and residents

Guest author Laura Williams works for Carbon Co-op, a UK-based energy services and advocacy co-operative. Like Energy Cities, the organisation is part of the mPower […]

Cadiz joins Energy Cities’ community!

Cadiz joins Energy Cities’ community!

Fair energy and climate actions in the focus

The city of Cadiz in the very South of Spain joins Energy Cities network in October. This vibrant city of 117.000 inhabitants has made significant […]

Addressing our inconsistencies in order to meet the challenge

Addressing our inconsistencies in order to meet the challenge

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

How do we respond to the emergency, to the need to adjust our path and revisit our goals, without changing a single policy? In some […]

Wanted: Remarkable roadmaps and inspiring innovations for the energy transition

Wanted: Remarkable roadmaps and inspiring innovations for the energy transition

We call on you to share your good practices!

Our project partner DRIFT is looking for remarkable and inspiring roadmaps and examples of innovative practices that walk the talk for carbon reductions. In the TOMORROW project, […]

Seven cities on a Zero Carbon Journey

Seven cities on a Zero Carbon Journey

In line with Paris Agreement and a carbon budgeting approach

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 […]

What cities need from the next Horizon Europe funding programme

What cities need from the next Horizon Europe funding programme

4 recommendations to activate the next-generation climate governance

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 […]

9 country lessons + 10 recommendations = 1 effective National Energy and Climate Plan

9 country lessons + 10 recommendations = 1 effective National Energy and Climate Plan

New LIFE PlanUp report provides guidance on participative governance to national policymakers

With EU Member States set to submit their final national energy and climate plans (NECPs) by the end of the year, they should tap into the potential of their cities and citizens to design and deliver robust, ambitious and mutually beneficial plans.

Germany fails to regain climate leadership

Germany fails to regain climate leadership

Climate package proposed by Government falls short in meeting demand for ambitious action

It has been trumpeted as a “very powerful package” by the German government. The long-awaited draft of Germany’s first climate protection law, unveiled on September 20, is ultimately insufficient to catapult the so-called energy transition pioneer back into climate leadership.

The tug of war for Germany’s next climate protection law

The tug of war for Germany’s next climate protection law

Where we stand and what Merkel and her team can learn from others

With a new climate action law, chancellor Angela Merkel can show how serious the so-called energy transition pioneer takes its task.

Time travel : Our letter to incoming EU Commission President

Time travel : Our letter to incoming EU Commission President

How to get to 2050 and succeed in 2030

September in Brussels is known as the ‘Rentrée’ when the crowds of lobbyists, commission employees, MEPs and so on make their way back to Brussels […]

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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