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New european landscape: “From progressive minority to critical mass”

New european landscape: “From progressive minority to critical mass”

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

Just after the European elections, this title could be confusing. Indeed, it does not refer to the new European Parliament, but to the legacy of […]

The 210 mayors’ letter

The 210 mayors’ letter

EU leaders Sefcovic and Arias Canete praise cities' "impressive" action for the energy transition

It was unprecedented in its breadth and ambition, more than 210 mayors from across the EU calling on EU leaders to chart a course for […]

Lisbon, a solar city

Lisbon, a solar city

The Portuguese capital has just welcomed its solar platform

On May 3rd, international day of the sun, our member Lisboa E-Nova, the Energy and Environment Agency of Lisbon launched SOLIS, a platform to offer […]

EU Parliament elections

EU Parliament elections

The most important ever?

The European Parliamentary elections at the end of this month may be the most important ever. It’s not that the Parliament has gained any extraordinary […]

Ecological transition means changes (everyday life + approach)

Ecological transition means changes (everyday life + approach)

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

Yes, this equation seems strange – maybe even a little absurd. It’s a summary – a very condensed one – of the response given by […]

Time to redefine multilevel governance!

Time to redefine multilevel governance!

Join the Mayors Session at ICCA!

We know the energy transition is underway but it is not rapid enough. Academics, civil society actors and policymakers all agree that the transition needs […]

EU-US cooperation

EU-US cooperation

Unconventional energy stories from four “allied cities”

“Energy Allies” is the name of a two-year EU-funded project that supports transatlantic experience sharing between EU and US cities. In Europe, the French city […]

Unprecedented show of ambition from Mayors across Europe on a shared energy transition

Unprecedented show of ambition from Mayors across Europe on a shared energy transition

More than 200 cities asked EU leaders for far greater ambition in cutting carbon emissions

More than 50 Energy Cities members have signed a joint letter to EU leaders for far greater ambition in cutting carbon emissions. The letter calls […]

New publication: Investment needs for the local energy transition

New publication: Investment needs for the local energy transition

Five European cities have put a number on their investment needs by 2050

The locally-driven energy transition is essential to achieve the Paris Agreement’s objectives by 2050. This report is showcasing five examples of European cities, that are […]

HOTMAPS: transform your city’s energy future!

HOTMAPS: transform your city’s energy future!

A new open source online software for heating&cooling planning

Currently, Europe is using around half on its energy consumption for heating and cooling (H&C). The sector relies mostly on fossil fuels and it is […]

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 […]

Policy brief: “Duty of care”

Policy brief: “Duty of care”

A government’s inaction against climate change is, as a matter of fact, a criminal offence.

Last week I found out that most court cases run by citizens against their governments in the world are based on this common law term […]

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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