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 […]

German cities demand resolute action on climate protection, including higher CO2 cost, in a letter to Chancellor Merkel

German cities demand resolute action on climate protection, including higher CO2 cost, in a letter to Chancellor Merkel

Joint open letter from the presidents of Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and ICLEI

Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and ICLEI have called in a joint open letter on the German chancellor Angela Merkel to commit to resolute action on climate protection.

Transition cities: from black to green

Transition cities: from black to green

There is life after coal!

Energy transition in coal mining regions is not a new issue, but lately, it has come up often in my newsfeed. I am sure you […]

Our analysis of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans reveals lack of recognition towards local action

Our analysis of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans reveals lack of recognition towards local action

The draft versions of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) were to be submitted by the end of 2018. Yesterday, 18 June, […]

Navigating the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Navigating the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Energy Cities’ picks

Do you plan to be in Brussels for the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)? During this yearly event, taking place from the 17th to the […]

Lisbon, a solar city

Lisbon, a solar city

The Portuguese capital has just welcomed its solar platform

On May 3rd, international day of the sun, our member Lisboa E-Nova, the Energy and Environment Agency of Lisbon launched SOLIS, a platform to offer […]

Time to redefine multilevel governance!

Time to redefine multilevel governance!

Join the Mayors Session at ICCA!

We know the energy transition is underway but it is not rapid enough. Academics, civil society actors and policymakers all agree that the transition needs […]

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

The city that turns into an urban laboratory for the democratic transition

Since 2014, the mayor of Grenoble and his team have been working on transforming the city into a true “transition city”, in the most democratic […]

Climate change is everyone’s business!

Climate change is everyone’s business!

Youth strikes, yellow vests and other social movements

Climate change is not news…we have known since the ‘80s and our governments have been discussing it for a very long time. But despite the […]

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

New EU rights can help you take control of your own energy

A new booklet published by Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with Greenpeace, Rescoop and Energy Cities (all members of the Community Energy Coalition) explains […]

“To change everything it takes everyone”

“To change everything it takes everyone”

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

“To change everything it takes everyone” was the theme of a day of debate organised by my favourite cultural place in Brussels (Kaaitheater)! What an […]

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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