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What we achieved in 2015

What we achieved in 2015

The UN climate summit in Paris was a milestone in a long year of silent revolutions: 2015 is a turning point for empowering territories in […]

City of Parma encourages citizens to undertake energy renovation work in their homes

City of Parma encourages citizens to undertake energy renovation work in their homes

The municipality of Parma (Italy) has the ambition to reduce the cost of energy and energy poverty on its territory, while improving its citizens’ quality […]

Paris climate agreement: Words needing strong action

Paris climate agreement: Words needing strong action

The UN Climate conference COP21 is over. And now? What remains of the euphoria that filled the plenary hall at the end of two intense […]

COP21 – Takeaways from week 1: Cities, power and Hollywood stars!

COP21 – Takeaways from week 1: Cities, power and Hollywood stars!

As the second week kicks in, we thought the time was ripe to share some first impressions! Energy Cities’ Board members have filled their COP21 agenda with […]

Local governance from A to Z: Energy Cities releases Positive Glossary of the Energy Transition during COP21

Local governance from A to Z: Energy Cities releases Positive Glossary of the Energy Transition during COP21

As Energy Cities held a workshop on local governance in the framework of COP21 just yesterday, the European association of local authorities in energy transition […]

COP21 host Paris releases Climate Adaptation Roadmap

COP21 host Paris releases Climate Adaptation Roadmap

Since Monday, Paris is hosting the UN Climate Summit. With the adoption by the Municipal Council of a Climate Adaptation Strategy, the city proves political […]

Victory for local energy! Swedish municipality of Växjö wins case against competition authority

Victory for local energy! Swedish municipality of Växjö wins case against competition authority

Three years ago, the municipality of Växjö was sued by the national competition authority for requiring city owners to connect to its local district heating […]

Zagreb, Vienna and Bielsko-Biala sharing their experience with Bratislava, Prešov and more…

Zagreb, Vienna and Bielsko-Biala sharing their experience with Bratislava, Prešov and more…

New Covenant of Mayors was officially launched and endorsed on the occasion of the Joint Covenant of Mayors & Mayors Adapt Ceremony held on 15 October […]

Local elected leaders urge European Commission to reshape energy governance architecture

Local elected leaders urge European Commission to reshape energy governance architecture

Last Friday, less than a week before the release of the state of the Energy Union report, Energy Cities teamed up with the key four […]

Bielsko-Biala : Where Poland shows that “low-carbon” is possible

Bielsko-Biala : Where Poland shows that “low-carbon” is possible

Poland’s parliamentary elections (end of october) had one winner: the eurosceptic and fossil-fuel friendly Law and Justice party. It is to be feared that, as […]

COCON 63 : Massive renovation operation

COCON 63 : Massive renovation operation

The French Department of Puy-de-Dôme, in co-operation with the local energy & climate agency (Aduhme) launched an innovative collective operation aimed at massively isolating attic […]

Energy Cities’ best practice database has been revamped

Energy Cities’ best practice database has been revamped

Energy Cities now has a completely new interface for its best practice database. Entirely revamped and updated, it highlights the vitality of European cities’ action […]

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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