At the end of May, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a recovery plan. The figures are impressive: 1.8 trillion Euros are foreseen […]
If well designed and coupled with enforcement of existing legislation, this strategy can trigger a massive upgrade of buildings across the continent. It will serve as anchor for the EU’s long-term transition towards a sustainable, resilient and climate-neutral continent. It will also play a key role in delivering a locally driven social and economic recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Why is a better policy framework for building-related policies in the Mediterranean Member States needed? The European Green New Deal, issued by the Commission last […]
The Community Power coalition wrote a letter to the Frans Timmermans, European Commission’s Executive Vice-President the European Green Deal and Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for […]
How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis? Energy Cities’ President addressed a letter to the European Commission President von der Leyen to […]
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The cities behind our network set the tone and shape the European energy transition agenda. Whereas a municipality alone has little influence, together we can make local authorities’ voices heard at national and European level.
As part of the European Covenant of Mayors movement, cities and towns are taking energy and climate action to secure a better future for their citizens. With over 8,000 signatories, it has become a real political force proposing to renew the European project through local action. The initiative is an important political instrument for Energy Cities, as we initiated the movement and have been co-leading the Covenant of Mayors European Office since 2008.