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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Democratic public ownership: free digital course on best practices

Democratic public ownership: free digital course on best practices

Sign up to mPOWER Digital

The online course will enable participants to learn from cities that are leading the energy transition and provide plenty of opportunities to exchange municipal power […]

The link between carving plates, the great collapse, and the Dutch city of Heerlen

The link between carving plates, the great collapse, and the Dutch city of Heerlen

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Imagine my surprise at seeing a new personal development magazine with a “survivalist” editorial line instead of the usual “learn how to breathe properly and […]

Cities and Citizens Energy Forum – Save the date

Cities and Citizens Energy Forum – Save the date

Energy Cities’ 2020 Annual Conference

Aren’t you tired of sitting in a conference, listening to never-ending speeches? Are you looking for dialogues and meaningful peer-to-peer exchanges instead? If you are […]

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 […]

Addressing our inconsistencies in order to meet the challenge

Addressing our inconsistencies in order to meet the challenge

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

How do we respond to the emergency, to the need to adjust our path and revisit our goals, without changing a single policy? In some […]

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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