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5 takeaways from the EIB’s new energy lending policy

5 takeaways from the EIB’s new energy lending policy

What the European Investment Bank's new funding policy will bring for cities' energy transition

We won! After months of lobbying by Energy Cities and the Fossil Free EIB campaign, Europe’s public bank has adopted a new funding policy. It is good news! But what will it bring for cities’ energy transition?

What cities need from the next Horizon Europe funding programme

What cities need from the next Horizon Europe funding programme

4 recommendations to activate the next-generation climate governance

When the European Commission published the new mission-oriented approach proposed for the forthcoming Horizon Europe programme in January 2018, we were glad to see such […]

EIB’s proposed divestment from fossil fuels could go up in flames

EIB’s proposed divestment from fossil fuels could go up in flames

Pro-gas forces threaten to derail ambitious proposal from Europe’s public bank

In July 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) proposed a bold new energy lending policy which would halt support to all fossil fuel projects by […]

« If you had only one wish? »

« If you had only one wish? »

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This summer, far from Brussels’ overheated streets, I was asked this seemingly innocent question by a friend while chatting after a pleasant walk: “if you […]

European Investment Bank vows to divest from fossil fuels

European Investment Bank vows to divest from fossil fuels

New draft energy lending policy might turn the EIB into EU's first climate bank by end of 2020

In its draft describing the new energy lending policy published today, the European Investment Bank takes a big step for climate action. Will it be able to stick to its promise?

Make the EU Greta’gain

Make the EU Greta’gain

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

As spring is coming closer, you can still hear the sound of the youth protesting in the streets, waiting for us to take action, forcing […]

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.

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.

The manifesto is directed at MEPs and officials that will make up the next European Parliament and Commission.
We outline four ‘quick wins’ to help decision-makers in Brussels hit the ground running. Our suggestions around four ‘legacy issues’ provide more complex and ambitious goals to help build the legacy of a sustainable Europe.

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