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Paving a smooth path for ambitious transitions in cities

Paving a smooth path for ambitious transitions in cities

Policy recommendations for the EU and National Governments to facilitate transitions at the local level

23/11/2022

The following policy recommendations target EU and National decision-makers, to urge a revision of legislative frameworks that reflect supporting roles for cities in transition.
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European Solidarity is not compatible with the Energy Charter Treaty

21/11/2022

The Energy Charter Treaty is yet another vestige of the past, one of the many intergovernmental agreements from another time… What lies behind its rather […]
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How to build a successful team… to make your city’s transition happen

How to build a successful team… to make your city’s transition happen

You want to set up a transition team in your city but don't know where to start? Here is what you need to know.

18/11/2022

For your city's transition to be successful, it is crucial to set up a transition team that is focused on involving key people across society who are essential to reducing the city's emissions.
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Designing Participatory Processes for Just and Climate-Neutral Cities

Designing Participatory Processes for Just and Climate-Neutral Cities

Methodological Guidelines for Transition Management

02/11/2022

This guide supports policy workers in (European) cities who want to design a transformative and participatory process for realising just and climate-neutral cities.
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National climate plans are not involving local decision-makers as they should

National climate plans are not involving local decision-makers as they should

Mayors from across Europe call for better dialogue between national and local level in updated National Energy and Climate Plans

25/10/2022

Five local leaders from across Europe highlight the need for better multilevel dialogue in the drafting of new National Energy and Climate Plans during the Political Launch of the new LIFE-funded project NECPlatform in October 2022.
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The strength of Brașov’s energy transition? Getting everyone on board.

The strength of Brașov’s energy transition? Getting everyone on board.

How a city in Romania is designing its transition from the bottom up

24/10/2022

The Green Cities Forum in Brasov showcases the city’s commitment to the energy transition and gives visibility to its roadmap to climate neutrality developed in the TOMORROW project.
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From Stockholm and Brussels to Vienna: a multidisciplinary team co-developed a strategy to reach ambitious energy targets in three Viennese districts
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Exploring the role of food in urban transformation

Exploring the role of food in urban transformation

Urban food is key for boosting a change towards sustainability

27/09/2022

Through immersive exhibition spaces, meetings and educational activities, the event Terra Madre Salone del Gusto – which took place in Turin in September 2022 – […]
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Strengthening multi-level governance for the development of new National Energy and Climate Plans

Strengthening multi-level governance for the development of new National Energy and Climate Plans

Political speakers from different levels of governance gather for the launch of the Life-NECPlatform Project in Brussels

09/09/2022

Europe is at the doorstop of one of its grimmest winters in recent history, with an energy crisis that is threatening the wellbeing of citizens […]
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€32 million in Support for EU Cities Mission Pilot Cities

06/09/2022

NetZeroCities is launching a groundbreaking programme that tests new approaches to reaching climate neutrality goals across cities in Europe. This Pilot Cities Programme is part […]

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SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE EU

Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence
SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE is a Horizon Europe project representing the cross-European Centre of Research Excellence for Climate-Energy-Mobility Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). The project will engage […]

NECPlatform

NECPlatform

Strengthening Multi-Level Governance in the development of new NECPs
NECPlatform

The NECPlatform project, funded by the first LIFE-Clean Energy Transition call of 2021, aims at supporting six EU Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy, Portugal, and Romania) transition to climate neutrality by setting-up and managing permanent multi-level Climate and Energy Dialogue (CED) Platforms in line with Article 11 of the Energy Union Governance Regulation.