From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the launch of the Green Deal on Dec. 11, 2019 to the UNFCCC’s Glasgow CoP 26 conference beginning Nov. 9th, 2020 we are at […]

Laundry, Sufficiency and the Climate Pact

Laundry, Sufficiency and the Climate Pact

Why a sufficiency-first approach to the Green Deal is needed for cities

I have two little boys and in our family photos they look like little angels. They are not. They are little savages. They fight, throw […]

Not upgrading buildings can lead to social disaster

Not upgrading buildings can lead to social disaster

Why encouraging condominium retrofits fights more than climate change

Large parts of the existing building stock are in need of modernisation and better energy performances. How can this happen? And how can we avoid social catastrophes?

The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal

How close to deliver genuine societal transformation?

The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

About the need to foster renovation coaching services in Europe

In many European Member States, the 3% renovation rate will only be achieved if policies also focus on collective renovation. Fortunately, valuable experience from the […]

How can local and national governments accelerate energy retrofitting in condominiums?

How can local and national governments accelerate energy retrofitting in condominiums?

Get insights from practitioners during the ACE-Retrofitting Conference

According to Eurostat 2017, 42% of the European population currently live in flats (condominiums, multi-owned properties, tenements, social housing, etc.). Retrofitting condominiums (tenements and flatted […]

Plymouth: citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit

Plymouth: citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit

A lasting relationship built between City Council and residents

Guest author Laura Williams works for Carbon Co-op, a UK-based energy services and advocacy co-operative. Like Energy Cities, the organisation is part of the mPower […]

Cadiz joins Energy Cities’ community!

Cadiz joins Energy Cities’ community!

Fair energy and climate actions in the focus

The city of Cadiz in the very South of Spain joins Energy Cities network in October. This vibrant city of 117.000 inhabitants has made significant […]

Intracting, Green bonds, Citizen financing, EPC and much more, on the menu of PROSPECT next learning cycle

Intracting, Green bonds, Citizen financing, EPC and much more, on the menu of PROSPECT next learning cycle

As many opportunities for local authorities to find out how to unlock resources for their local projects! Apply before 30 September!

The fourth and last H2020 PROSPECT learning cycle on innovative financing for local energy and climate projects, will start this November 2019, following an ongoing […]

Innovative financing for cities

Innovative financing for cities

Five free handbooks to improve your city's energy performance

The PROSPECT H2020 learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The […]

Energy Cities welcomes 4 new member cities

Energy Cities welcomes 4 new member cities

The cities of Krizevci, Vienna, Valencia and Vilvoorde join the Energy Cities’ network!

The Energy Cities community has recently welcomed some new members. We are very happy and proud to have Krizevci, Vienna, Valencia and Vilvoorde among us! […]

How Münster´s sufficiency strategy helped to overcome three universal challenges

How Münster´s sufficiency strategy helped to overcome three universal challenges

No transformation without a vision

The city of Münster has bold 2050 goals: being almost climate neutral while reducing their final energy consumption by 50% and their GHG emissions by […]

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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