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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 […]

European RegioStars Awards 2015 honours IMAGINE project

European RegioStars Awards 2015 honours IMAGINE project

Europe’s most inspiring and innovating projects supported by Cohesion Policy funds were at centre stage during the 2015 RegioStars Awards ceremony on 14 October. Commissioner […]

Group intelligence in Helsinki: collaborative sustainable city planning

Group intelligence in Helsinki: collaborative sustainable city planning

The Urban Academy in Helsinki relies on a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable city development. Based on co-creation methods, it aims at “bringing teaching and research […]

City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt

City of Lorient getting the European Energy Award Label at the first attempt

The National Awarding Committee unanimously recognised the merit of the city of Lorient’s application, which testifies to the dynamism that the city has long shown […]

New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities

New Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: EU Institutions strengthen alliance with cities

Hundreds of city representatives flocked to the European Parliament yesterday 15 October for the 2015 Covenant Ceremony launching the New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for […]

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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