03 Feb

Positive energy districts: accelerating the journey towards urban energy transitions (Webinar 4/4)

WEBINAR 4: PEDs & REGULATION We invite stakeholders of energy transition processes and broader urban transformations to join a DUT webinar series on the opportunities […]

08 Feb

Lund – A winner of One Planet City Challenge 2022

Lund is one of the global winners in WWF’s One Planet City Challenge 2022. It’s a small Swedish city, with a big goal: an 80% […]

14 Feb

Leveraging on co-creation to decarbonise heating systems

Decarbonisation is often seen as a matter of political will. However, ambitious policies need adhesion from citizens to be successful and impactful – hence the key role of co-creation. This is what we will explore in this capacity-building session.

14 Mar

Empowering citizens for the heat transition

How to make sure that the transition is inclusive? What are the best ways to favour and support citizen initiatives and engagement? In this capacity-building session we will bring concrete examples of citizen empowerment to go further in the heating and cooling decarbonisation.

30 Mar

Covenant of Mayors – Europe Conference 2023

The Covenant of Mayors EU Conference of 2023 will be an opportunity to reflect on local and regional governments' response to the energy crisis.

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In Spain, the cities of Murcia and Rivas Vaciamadrid are looking into energy efficiency to improve quality of life

13/01/2023

The Spanish industry is a world leader in the construction and transport infrastructure, and not far behind when it comes to energy efficiency. ESCAN Energy […]
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Poland is paving the road with thousands of LED luminaries

Poland is paving the road with thousands of LED luminaries

In Poland, several entities are driving a Smart Energy Performance Contracting (Smart EPC) transformation.

10/01/2023

With wide experience in the fields of designing, implementing and financing projects, including energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, IPOPEMA is coordinating the Smart-EPC piloting […]
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Decarbonising buildings: what if nature was cities’ best chief construction?

Decarbonising buildings: what if nature was cities’ best chief construction?

Municipalities are exploring possibilities to implement a low-tech approach towards more space for nature. Could cities start looking like nature? 

09/01/2023

Our impact on nature as humans has been terrible over the years. Is it not time now to stop wanting to become “masters and possessors of nature” and look at what nature can teach us? If we want to save the planet (and ourselves), it is urgent to change perspectives, and this starts with(in) municipalities.
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13 organisations joining forces to boost Smart Energy Performance Contracting

15/12/2022

13 organisations have partnered in the EU-funded project “Smart EPC” with the aim to integrate energy efficiency services with other energy services and non-energy benefits, […]
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How can low-tech and biomimicry concepts help decarbonise buildings?

15/12/2022

This webinar was organised on 15th December 2022, as part of the programme of the Hub Fossil-free buildings and districts of Energy Cities, with the […]
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Why is it so hard to say goodbye (to gas)?

Why is it so hard to say goodbye (to gas)?

Having a close look at the European gas package

15/12/2022

Decarbonising our heating systems would result in increasing both our energy security and well-being, but the EU is still not ready to get rid of gas.
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Local organisations can receive €22,000 to support the Green Deal

Local organisations can receive €22,000 to support the Green Deal

Apply to get funds for your #GreenDeal initiative by 31 January

14/12/2022

Local authorities, their local agencies and utilities as well as not-for-profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for €22,000 to become local partners of the […]
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What’sEUp: Where are the structural measures to tackle the energy crisis?

14/12/2022

There are many legislative projects underway at the European level concerning the climate and energy transitions and almost all are struggling to be completed.
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In France, improvement of energy efficiency through public lighting is a priority

13/12/2022

With the soaring costs of energy, public lighting (which is one of the main areas of expenditure for local authorities) has been identified as a […]
Publications
From Bordeaux to Valencia, 5 innovative approaches to decarbonise cities

From Bordeaux to Valencia, 5 innovative approaches to decarbonise cities

Across Europe, cities are walking the talk on buildings and districts decarbonisation

08/12/2022

When it comes to climate mitigation and adaptation, cities are leading by example. Get inspired by 5 innovative solutions to decarbonise buildings and heating and cooling systems in cities!

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ASCEND

Accelerating positive, clean energy districts (PCED) for cities’ transition towards climate neutrality and social justice across Europe The project’s overarching goals are to: make cities […]

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 […]

SHAPE-EU

SHAPE-EU

European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact
SHAPE-EU

The European Union has embarked on a challenging journey towards carbon neutrality. A promising approach is district renovation. Renovation at district scale reduces CO2 emissions […]

Balkan Solar Roofs

Balkan Solar Roofs

Campaigning and training for the production of community-owned energy in the Balkans
Balkan Solar Roofs

This ambitious project will empower three city administrations to enable and inspire 500 new solar roof installations by 2024. The three participating cities are Poreč […]