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The Energy Cities network welcomes 30 Greek cities!

The Energy Cities network welcomes 30 Greek cities!

30 Greek cities and towns recently joined Energy Cities through the adhesion of the Greek network “Sustainable City”. “Sustainable City” is a civil, non-profit organisation […]

EU energy policy: what’s in store for you in the fall?

EU energy policy: what’s in store for you in the fall?

Ever heard of JOMO ? It stands for “joy of missing out.” For this summer’s newsletter, we thought you’d have a much easier time chilling out during […]

From energy funds to match-funding: innovative ways of financing the energy transition at the local level

From energy funds to match-funding: innovative ways of financing the energy transition at the local level

EU funds are not the only instrument available for cities

With the next budget of the European Union on the way, Energy Cities’ policy intelligence is directing much of its focus on how this budget […]

Mentoring activities in innovative financing: Why not you?

Mentoring activities in innovative financing: Why not you?

Your city or region has ambitious energy and climate objectives and your local strategies and action plans are ready. Moreover, you have already managed to […]

An EU budget to achieve Europe’s climate objectives

An EU budget to achieve Europe’s climate objectives

Energy cities joined a broad group of business associations, civil society, think tanks and other organisations to ask President Juncker to make sure that the EU’s future finances are aligned with Europe’s climate objectives and consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hardwiring climate action into the next research and innovation programme

Hardwiring climate action into the next research and innovation programme

A recently published letter puts pressure on Commissioners Moedas and Oettinger

Energy cities joined a broad group of business associations, civil society, think tanks and other organisations to ask Commissioners Moedas and Oettinger to make sure that the EU’s next research and innovation programme allows for an effective climate action.

EU readies for the “money talk”: Quick overview of what the future could hold

EU readies for the “money talk”: Quick overview of what the future could hold

By next May, the European Commission should put on the table a proposal for the next EU budget, the so-called “Multi-annual Financial Framework” to put […]

Cities meet European decision makers to discuss EU’s future budget and energy policy

Cities meet European decision makers to discuss EU’s future budget and energy policy

On the occasion of the EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony held on Thursday 22nd of February in Brussels, European mayors and elected representatives from Energy Cities’ Board […]

Covenant of Mayors: A key instrument for the future EU budget

Covenant of Mayors: A key instrument for the future EU budget

In its 10 year-existence, the European Covenant of Mayors has mobilised thousands of local governments to voluntarily implement and exceed EU climate and energy objectives. […]

When the EIB is learning from cities: more EU money for local energy?

When the EIB is learning from cities: more EU money for local energy?

On Monday, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank (EIB) admitted for the first time city delegates to its annual meeting with civil society. All ears, the […]

An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality

An EU budget to make energy citizens a reality

Where should the money go? Read Energy Cities and CEE Bankwatch network’s proposal on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2020. In a joint […]

Innovative Financing in Cities and Regions: Join a unique EU-wide P2P learning programme!

Innovative Financing in Cities and Regions: Join a unique EU-wide P2P learning programme!

The new Peer-to-Peer learning project PROSPECT H2020 has just launched its first call for applications! PROSPECT will offer you a total of 3 learning cycles on innovative […]

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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