9,700 European local governments, 47% less CO2 emissions by 2030

9,700 European local governments, 47% less CO2 emissions by 2030

2019 European Covenant of Mayors report is out!

As part of the European Covenant of Mayors movement, cities and towns are taking energy and climate action to secure a better future for their […]

Help build the EU’s Climate Pact

Help build the EU’s Climate Pact

Consultation launched on how cities will form the foundation of the EU's Climate Pact

A broad consultation on the proposed Climate Pact has been launched by the European Commission. The Climate Pact is one of the strategic pillars of […]

30 new factsheets on the energy transition!

30 new factsheets on the energy transition!

Zoom in on best practices in participative governance

Each city’s energy transition is different but they have one element in common: the active involvement of the local community to make their city greener […]

Climate budget: a dialogue with Oslo

Climate budget: a dialogue with Oslo

Count your CO2 emissions the way you count your money

Last November, at the invitation of Energy Cities, Heidi Sørensen, Director of the City of Oslo’s Climate Agency and her colleague, Catrin Robertsen, met with […]

On the road to climate neutral cities

On the road to climate neutral cities

3 lessons from Leuven

In the city of Leuven in Belgium, over 500 public organisations, businesses and citizens  united behind a roadmap towards zero-carbon emissions in 2050. In 2019, […]

Innovative solutions for a low-carbon city

Innovative solutions for a low-carbon city

The results of the MOLOC Project

MOLOC, “Morphologies Low Carbon”, is a European project co-funded by the Interreg Europe Programme. It is led by the City of Lille and includes the […]

LIFE PlanUp mid-term project conference: EU Green Deal and the National Energy and Climate Plans

LIFE PlanUp mid-term project conference: EU Green Deal and the National Energy and Climate Plans

Is Europe on the right pathway to becoming the first climate-neutral continent?

Save the date 21 January – 9.30 – 16.00High-level political sessionScotland House, Rond-Point Robert Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels As part of the European Union’s 2030 […]

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

First German city to adopt dedicated €200m budget

While world leaders still struggle with climate inaction at COP25, Stuttgart is taking action. The city located in the South of Germany is not satisfied […]

Global Status of Renewables in Cities: An amazing untapped potential

Global Status of Renewables in Cities: An amazing untapped potential

First-ever Renewables in Cities Global Status Report shows 10,000 cities have adopted carbon emission reduction targets

Cities account for two-thirds of global energy demand and around 75% of global CO2 emissions. More than half the world’s population lives in cities, and […]

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, […]

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.

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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