Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Because we’re constantly searching to help cities advance their energy and climate transition, we have taken a closer look at the processes that a city […]

How to promote a sustainable approach to food and agriculture?

How to promote a sustainable approach to food and agriculture?

Namur is bringing local actors to the table!

Last March, our member Namur (Belgium) launched their local Sustainable Agri-Food Assembly to foster a dialogue and develop concrete proposals for a more sustainable and […]

Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

Developing sufficiency within companies

In December 2015, the City of Frankfurt launched the ‘Sustainable Commercial Area’ project, involving over 400 companies in an area of 15 hectares. This model project received […]

Climate district Waldsee

Climate district Waldsee

A pilot district-approach to climate protection in Freiburg

Our German member Freiburg recently launched a pilot project to involve the inhabitants, schools and organisations of the district of Waldsee in the fight against […]

The infinite energy …of people

The infinite energy …of people

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

No, I am not going to write about this fateful anniversary, this cursed year (or not), nothing, not a word about the pandemic. This newsletter […]

Almada keeps track of its 2050 climate targets

Almada keeps track of its 2050 climate targets

City spotlight during the Portuguese EU Presidency

The Portuguese city, which is looked after by its giant Cristo Rei statue, has one big target in mind since the COP15 in Paris: to […]

Learning Municipality Networks

Learning Municipality Networks

A holistic approach for low-carbon municipalities

To meet the EU’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union and the Members States will need to rely on cities and […]

Big strategies by small cities

Big strategies by small cities

Clever energy and climate actions in the South of Italy

By joining forces, the three Italian municipalities Palma Campania, San Giuseppe Vesuviano and Striano do big steps for actually being small municipalities .

Urban transition-makers in Brest

Urban transition-makers in Brest

Brest Métropole gets ready to work with citizens for the energy, climate and societal transition

The metropolitan government of Brest is getting ready to organise a first major event dedicated to the involvement of local players and citizens in the […]

Grenoble awarded EU Green Capital 2022

Grenoble awarded EU Green Capital 2022

Get to know this local champion for participative governance

Energy Cities’ member Grenoble won the prestigious EU Green Capital award last week! Grenoble impressed the European jury of experts with its pioneering approach to […]

Do the final National Energy and Climate Plans finally acknowledge cities’ key role?

Do the final National Energy and Climate Plans finally acknowledge cities’ key role?

New Energy Cities report reveals persistent lack of recognition towards local action by many EU countries

With all EU Member States having submitted their final national energy and climate plans (NECPs), Energy Cities has explored whether EU countries have improved in acknowledging the key role of local authorities, compared to their draft NECPs.

Active democracy

Active democracy

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

I remember a speech by Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, addressing participants from all over the world at the first Fearless Cities summit in 2017. […]

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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