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European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

What's EUp March 2020

As the new EU Commission hits its 100 day benchmark, it is time to analyze how its flagship programme to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent has performed so far. The European Green Deal has already brought forth various ambitious measures, ranging from funding to governance. However, it has not yet triggered the necessary paradigm shift needed to deliver the transition.

COVID-19 – The Cities & Citizens Energy Conference is postponed

COVID-19 – The Cities & Citizens Energy Conference is postponed

Save the new date

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Energy Cities and the city of Heerlen decided to postpone our Forum to a later date. The first Cities & […]

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 […]

Fearless cities and more

Fearless cities and more

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

It is impossible for me to write this March 2020 political editorial without mentioning the coronavirus outbreak. Yes, in this age of globalisation, pandemics are […]

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

Updated 2030 emissions target due in September

The EU Commission today unveiled their climate law enshrining the target of climate neutrality across the entire EU by 2050. Because it is set for […]

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Regional breakdown of €7.5bn Just Transition Fund announced

The €7.5bn Just Transition Fund will be shared across the 27 countries of the EU. What began life as a proposal to help coal-dependent regions […]

The European City Facility is launched!

The European City Facility is launched!

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum ended with a bang

EU City Facility (EUCF) was launched with a bang on February 19th as more than 600 participants hoped to take advantage of a grant to […]

Keeping it fun at the Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

Keeping it fun at the Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

Discover the social activities we are planning for you in Heerlen!

The Cities & Citizens Energy Forum is a unique opportunity to learn about new engagement tools, successful projects and experiences from energy transition pioneers. During […]

Croatia: a city and a regional energy agency join the Energy Cities network!

Croatia: a city and a regional energy agency join the Energy Cities network!

Two levels of governance, a shared idea of sustainable energy

Energy Cities is proud to welcome two new Croatian members: a city and a regional energy agency. These two communities are committed at their own […]

The high cost of pointlessly burying the potential of deep geothermal in France

The high cost of pointlessly burying the potential of deep geothermal in France

Deep geothermal energy in Strasbourg is a potentially game-changing resource that can provide low carbon heat and electricity to homes and industry as well as […]

A little space to think

A little space to think

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This week, my director colleagues (ICLEI Europe, Climate Alliance, CEMR, Eurocities, Fedarene), and I met with the faculty of new European Commissioners. Therefore, I would […]

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 […]

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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