When city twins become climate partners

Arnsberg and its twin city Alba Iulia (Romania) open up new horizons

Seven cities on a Zero Carbon Journey

In line with Paris Agreement and a carbon budgeting approach

9 country lessons + 10 recommendations = 1 effective National Energy and Climate Plan

New LIFE PlanUp report provides guidance on participative governance to national policymakers

Munich’s multi-stakeholder alliance
Munich - Germany

Munich’s multi-stakeholder alliance

Working with industry
Urban community of Dunkirk - France

Working with industry

Dunkirk’s industrial waste heat network

Demonstrating citizens’ engagement
Pamplona - Spain

Demonstrating citizens’ engagement

Cities and civil society as allies for the energy transition in the EU and US

Cities and civil society as allies for the energy transition in the EU and US

Lessons for successful civil society engagement

When it comes to efforts to address complex global challenges such as climate change, it is clear that a transatlantic partnership is needed as a prerequisite for any viable solution.

Climate-mainstreaming municipal budgets

Climate-mainstreaming municipal budgets

Taking from fossil fuel economy to reinvest in local sustainable communities

This guidebook aims to address the lack of awareness of the role of public finance in the energy transition within municipal administrations. It does so in anticipation of declining local budgets, raising the question of how cities can efficiently channel finances to achieve their climate goals.
It contains a collection of examples and tools, which can help local authorities align their expenditure and investments with the Paris Agreement objective.

Local energy and climate roadmaps

Local energy and climate roadmaps

Five city vision for 2050

Planning for 2050 is happening now in European cities. These examples show how cities are redefining urban climate and energy governance and citizen participation in designing an ambitious mid-century future, and will hopefully inspire European leaders to design together with their citizens Europe’s Paris-proof energy transformation by 2050.

TOMORROW

TOMORROW

Leading the energy transition bottom-up

TOMORROW

What is TOMORROW? TOMORROW is a Horizon 2020 funded project, aiming at empowering local authorities to lead the transition towards low-carbon, resilient and more liveable […]

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Together towards sustainable, climate-resilient and vibrant cities.

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

After the adoption, in 2008, of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package, the European Commission launched the Covenant of Mayors to endorse and support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies.

Smarter Together

Smarter Together

Smart and Inclusive Solutions for a Better Life in Urban Districts

Smarter Together

Smarter Together is a pilot project that aims at developing ICT solutions for the energy transition in urban areas. A special focus will be on residential housing renovation, production and consumption of renewable energy and mobility. Lyon, Munich and Vienna are the three leading cities in the Smarter Together project. Smarter Together is a Smart Cities project supported by the European Union in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme.