33 businesses, industry associations, NGOs, and think tanks joined forces to urge the European Commission to prioritise available efficient and sustainable solutions to decarbonise Europe’s […]
The electrification of transport is well underway, with record numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) being sold in Europe in 2020. We need widespread charging infrastructure, […]
Starting the year with a thematic newsletter on mobility may seem odd considering that all of Europe is in the grip of lockdown. No, we […]
The EU has released its ‘Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy’ which sets out a number of goals for how people and goods will move around […]
When we decided to focus on mobility for our first newsletter of the year, I immediately thought to contact our member ABMEE, Brasov’s Energy Agency. […]
What does climate neutrality mean for cities? In our latest article for the magazine “FORESIGHT Climate & Energy” we talk about the confusion that lays […]
In the framework of our EUKI Living Streets project, we are helping cities to create the streets of their dreams together with their inhabitants. Stop […]
In late 2017, during several months, over 200 residents of Grenoble took part in the “I ditch my old banger” operation jointly led by the […]
Last year, many cities in Europe created cycle lanes at an unprecedented speed. Local policy-makers left the usual rigid bureaucratic corset to practice tactical urbanism. How was that possible and how long-lasting will the improvised cycling measures be?
Before COVID, when times were simpler, Energy Cities favoured visits and peer-to-peer meetings to exchange and share ideas and experiences. During a visit in Växjö, […]
On the 12th of December 2015, the adoption of the Paris Agreement was hailed as a historic milestone in tackling the climate crisis. At the time, some world leaders even spoke of “having saved the world” from the catastrophic impacts of climate change. Now, 5 years later, where do we stand in achieving the aims of the Paris Agreement? Is there cause for optimism on the success of this mission, or are we dangerously falling short in delivering the action needed? In this last What’s EUp of a turbulent 2020 engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Energy Cities draws a state of play on the occasion of the first major “anniversary” of the Paris Agreement.
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.