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Frederikshavn, Denmark: Mobilising savings ‘sleeping’ on citizens’ bank accounts

Frederikshavn, Denmark: Mobilising savings ‘sleeping’ on citizens’ bank accounts

Local banks in the city of Frederikshavn confirm that citizens have never had such large savings on their accounts as they have today. However, it […]

EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core

EU Smart Cities Agenda should push for an energy transition with cities and their citizens at the core

The European Parliament’s Resolution on the Urban Dimension of EU Policies adopted by the plenary on the 9 September constitutes a push for an energy transition with […]

Non-state players’ message to COP21 negotiators: Empowering sub-national governments and divesting from fossil fuels

Non-state players’ message to COP21 negotiators: Empowering sub-national governments and divesting from fossil fuels

Gathered in Lyon on the occasion of the World Summit Climate & Territories for two days (1-2 July), hundreds of non-state players debated climate mitigation […]

Financing sustainable energy: Finding your way

Financing sustainable energy: Finding your way

Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. Two new tools should help. The […]

Resilient cities #3: Developing new financing approaches

Resilient cities #3: Developing new financing approaches

The budget cuts recently experienced by European cities have led local players to get creative also in terms of funding solutions. Local authorities themselves are […]

EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments

EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments

Friday 27 February 2015 On 26 February, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) co-convened by the European Commission and UNEP Finance Initiative launched its […]

New Covenant of Mayors guide helps cities identify suitable funding opportunities for sustainable energy

New Covenant of Mayors guide helps cities identify suitable funding opportunities for sustainable energy

Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. To support signatory cities in […]

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