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A Climate Pact for Luddites

A Climate Pact for Luddites

How the Green Deal’s most ambitious element connects everything - including Zoom calls, Ada Lovelace and Frans Timmermans

“Jim, you’re on mute.” “We can see you talking Jim, but we can’t hear you.” “I’ll send Jim a message that he hasn’t turned on […]

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

What's EUp March 2020

As the new EU Commission hits its 100 day benchmark, it is time to analyze how its flagship programme to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent has performed so far. The European Green Deal has already brought forth various ambitious measures, ranging from funding to governance. However, it has not yet triggered the necessary paradigm shift needed to deliver the transition.

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

Updated 2030 emissions target due in September

The EU Commission today unveiled their climate law enshrining the target of climate neutrality across the entire EU by 2050. Because it is set for […]

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Regional breakdown of €7.5bn Just Transition Fund announced

The €7.5bn Just Transition Fund will be shared across the 27 countries of the EU. What began life as a proposal to help coal-dependent regions […]

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the launch of the Green Deal on Dec. 11, 2019 to the UNFCCC’s Glasgow CoP 26 conference beginning Nov. 9th, 2020 we are at […]

The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal

How close to deliver genuine societal transformation?

The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]

“Behind the words” episode 1: The Climate Pact

“Behind the words” episode 1: The Climate Pact

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

The ecological transition is on everybody’s lips. Climate semantics is so diverse and varied that it sometimes leads to contradictions in the same sentence. This […]

Addressing our inconsistencies in order to meet the challenge

Addressing our inconsistencies in order to meet the challenge

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

How do we respond to the emergency, to the need to adjust our path and revisit our goals, without changing a single policy? In some […]

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 […]

EU elections manifesto

EU elections manifesto

Energy Cities' demands to future EU leaders - out now !

The manifesto is directed at incoming MEPs for the European Elections at the end of May, 2019.In it, we outline four ‘quick wins’ to help […]

The local view on EU policies

Energy Cities is the local authorities’ watchdog on European and national energy and climate policies. Now that Brussels has formally adopted its “clean energy package”, we monitor how the progressive provisions we advocated for are being translated at national level.  On the EU front, we continue to call for a better alignment of energy, regional and agricultural policies and for an overall budget in line with the 2050 decarbonisation objective.

“A new Resilience Contract based on Europe’s solidarity and resources”

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 present our solution, in order to ensure economic recovery and boost resilience.

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