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 […]

“Fit for 55” package gives increased recognition to the local level but fails to deliver systemic change

“Fit for 55” package gives increased recognition to the local level but fails to deliver systemic change

Our analysis of the European Commission's proposals

On the 14th of July, the European Commission released a mammoth legislative package made up of 13 proposals in order to be “Fit for 55”. […]

Leading the way towards sustainable food systems

Leading the way towards sustainable food systems

From food maps to food forests, seven local initiatives to inspire you!

As you know, Energy Cities recently published its new 2030 agenda, identifying four priority systems that are closely linked to climate and energy objectives. The […]

Krizevci’s residents give their neighbourhood a makeover

Krizevci’s residents give their neighbourhood a makeover

Our Croatian member set up its first Living Street

For the residents of Križevci, Living Streets began on the 19th June 2021 at the bus station neighbourhood, in Petra Zrinskog Street and most of […]

Understanding, planning and combating urban heat islands

Understanding, planning and combating urban heat islands

Cities are adapting to climate conditions and taking action to bring down local temperatures.

With summer approaching, we all remember the high temperatures that we have suffered in recent years. Energy Cities has tested several possible solutions: creating draught, […]

Energy Cities joins the New European Bauhaus initiative

Energy Cities joins the New European Bauhaus initiative

What opportunities for cities?

The European Commission’s President Initiative the New European Bauhaus (NEB) has been on everyone’s mouth in Brussels since its launch at the end of 2020. […]

Brest prepares the ground for collaborative climate action

Brest prepares the ground for collaborative climate action

TOMORROW project allows cities to involve different actors in the transition

During a virtual visit to Brest (France), TOMORROW’s partners were given a overview of the many activities the Metropolitan Governement is carrying out to allow […]

Liège is undergoing a process of democratisation, relocation and decarbonisation of its food system

Liège is undergoing a process of democratisation, relocation and decarbonisation of its food system

Local production will meet 50% of the city’s needs while fulfilling ideal ecological and social conditions

Following an initial impetus from local stakeholders and citizens active in the Cities in Transition movement, the Liège City and province have been successful for […]

Porto, more committed than ever to a fair energy transition!

Porto, more committed than ever to a fair energy transition!

The city will retrofit 3000 homes and is developing a renewable energy community to fight energy poverty.

The Portuguese city, together with its local energy agency – and Energy Cities member – AdEPorto, is living exciting moments with a new portfolio of […]

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe officially endorsed their new vision for this movement on 21 April

Considering the current climate emergency, and in a joint effort to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C, local leaders across Europe commit to making climate […]

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

We will collectively make stories and not only tell stories

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the pandemic – there is no escaping that. But while the pandemic forced changes on Energy […]

Cities with 100% Renewable Energy: 5 years after the Paris Agreement, have its promises been kept?

Cities with 100% Renewable Energy: 5 years after the Paris Agreement, have its promises been kept?

Let’s take stock and explore the keys to success according to 4 Energy Cities members

In 2015, following the Paris Agreement at COP21, hundreds of cities embarked on a journey towards 100% renewable energy, thanks to the mobilisation of local […]

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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