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The Final National Energy and Climate Plans

EU countries still largely fail to acknowledge local authorities' key role - 2020

This report has verified to which extent the key role of local authorities was better reflected in the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), compared to the draft NECPs in 2019. We also provide recommendations on how EU countries should improve the acknowledgment of local authorities’ key role in their NECPs, in particular when updating their plans in 2023/24.

Workbook for urban transition makers

collaborative analytical tools to support sustainability transition in cities - 2020

TOMORROW’s Workbook for urban transition makers is a collection of collaborative analytical tools for change makers willing to contribute to sustainability transition in cities. More […]

The HOTMAPS toolbox

Supporting strategic heating & cooling planning at local level - 2020

This brochure will guide you through strategic heat planning. You will find out how the Hotmaps toolbox works and how it suppor tedthe pilot cities in their urban energy planning.

Campaigning for Local Climate Change Mitigation

Compilation of ideas - 2020

Creative approaches to communication on local climate change initiatives can serve as a useful vehicle for cities messaging on the topic. Delivering climate friendly ideas […]

How to set up a one-stop-shop for integrated home energy renovation?

A step-by-step guide for local authorities and other actors - 2020

If you are part of an organisation that plans to launch a one-stop-shop, this guidebook is for you. You can find learnings from the project and recommendations that will help you to kick start your project.

How Local Authorities can encourage citizen participation in energy transitions

Including citizens in energy systems - 2020

The aim of this report is to consider how Local Authorities can better engage with publics as a part of the energy transition in a meaningful way and support the active participation of citizens in energy systems and the energy transition. The report informes by energy Social Science and Humanities literature as a means of recognising that the energy transition is not merely a technological transition, but a social one.

Impact Report 2019

How Energy Cities energised policy, people & places - 2020

2019 began with the launch of the Energy Cities manifesto ‘Claiminga Crisis’ and it ended with the launch of the European Green Deal. Those two events are related. In between people from every level of government and from around the world gathered in Heidelberg for the International Conference on Climate Action. Together, because we must always act together, all levels of government signed the Partnership Declaration on Collaborative Climate Action.

City pathways to low-carbon models

MOLOC - MOrphologies LOw Carbon - 2020

This document synthesizes the major processes and events of the urban pathways to low-carbon models, each city will be highlighted individually for its unique context. Some basic information will help to paint the picture of each city along with their MOLOC actions and stakeholders.

Boosting energy retrofits in condominiums

Approaches for local authorities to facilitate change - 2019

Through this guide, partners from the EU-funded ACE Retrofitting project share their learnings on how to act as facilitators between co-owners in condominiums and building experts when it comes to energy retrofits.

LIFE PlanUp report on good practices in energy and climate governance

A guidebook on public participation in the EU national energy and climate plans - 2019

This new report from the LIFE PlanUp project provides guidance to national policymakers on how to involve cities, civil society, the public and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of EU national energy and climate plans.

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Our network’s know-how is meant to be spread and shared with those who do, like us, aim for a radical shift in the energy system. In this section we have gathered free studies, reports and recommendations that we have authored or co-authored. Each publication will inspire and guide you in your energy transition work.