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. […]

Valencia’s stakeholder alliance: Weaving the energy question into the social fabric

Valencia’s stakeholder alliance: Weaving the energy question into the social fabric

How Valencia shapes its new normality

The City of Valencia just recently joined Energy Cities’ Board of Directors. Alejandro Ramon Àlvarez, Councillor in charge of the climate emergency and the energy transition for the city, talked to our colleague Miriam Eisermann about Covid, citizen participation and the keenness to share with others.

The European Climate Law: is it enough to get to climate neutrality?

The European Climate Law: is it enough to get to climate neutrality?

Learn about the latest developments in EU policy in Energy Cities' What's EUp? - October 2020

It is the legal backbone of the EU’s bid to become climate-neutral by 2050. The European Climate Law is supposed to enshrine and mainstream the 2050 climate neutrality objective into European legislation. For the Commission, the success of the Climate Law will make or break the ambitions of the Green Deal put forward by President Ursula von der Leyen. As the EU institutions are about to hash out the final details of the Climate Law, Energy Cities analyzes whether this first-of-a-kind European legislation is sufficient to get the EU to climate neutrality by mid-century.

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

Our suggestions for this year’s digital edition

Every year, the European Week of Regions and Cities brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due […]

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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