18 Mar - 19 Mar

Avenue Thomas Edison 2, 7000 Mons, Belgium

European Summit of Regions and Cities

Get ready for the European Summit of Regions and Cities! Join us in the largest European gathering of local and regional representatives: the European Summit […]

07 May - 08 May

Rijeka, Croatia

Fossil-free heating and cooling workshop

On the 7th and 8th of May 2024, a workshop on fossil-free heating and cooling will be held in the city of Rijeka, Croatia. The […]

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Commission Starts Dialogue on EU Food Systems 

13/02/2024

First announced in Von der Leyen’s State of the Union address in September 2023, the recent wave of farmers protesting against the EU Green Deal […]
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Sufficiency, the key to achieving a climate-neutral EU

Sufficiency, the key to achieving a climate-neutral EU

How the implementation of sufficiency measures at a local level can make cities, and therefore Europe, future-proof

17/01/2024

Do we really need to drive an SUV to travel for 5 km? Maybe – depending on where we live – we can bike, take […]
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“Local-proofing” the European Green Deal: the make-or-break factor

“Local-proofing” the European Green Deal: the make-or-break factor

Concrete suggestions from the Committee of the Regions to ensure the Green Deal is implementable at local level

07/11/2023

Interview with Joško Klisović, President of Zagreb City Assembly and rapporteur for the Committee of the Region’s Opinion on Green Deal Governance, on making the Green Deal implementable at local level.
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Headwinds

Headwinds

Policy op-ed

12/10/2023

It would seem that the reasons for opposing the European Green Deal are even more prolific than the legislation arising from it. The nature restoration […]
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Dialogue

Dialogue

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

20/09/2023

The President of the European Commission presented a review of her term of office in her “State of the Union” speech on 13 September. I […]
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What is the agenda for the next European Commission?

20/07/2023

Four years have already gone by since the current college of Commissioners took office, under the leadership of Ursula Von der Leyen, and now it’s […]
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Energy Cities calls on MEPs to support Nature Restoration Law to safeguard cities

Energy Cities calls on MEPs to support Nature Restoration Law to safeguard cities

Nature Restoration isn't just about keeping cities habitable, it's about protecting them, and their citizens, from climate-induced natural disasters

10/07/2023

The European Commission’s proposal for a Nature Restoration Law is a key piece of legislation for cities for two reasons: 1) Increasing tree canopies, biodiversity […]
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Improving the implementation of Climate and Energy Dialogues in EU Member States: Policy Brief

Improving the implementation of Climate and Energy Dialogues in EU Member States: Policy Brief

Recommendations for the European Commission to better enforce multilevel dialogues around energy and climate in the EU

20/06/2023

The first policy recommendations coming from the NECPlatform project and experience of setting up multilevel dialogues around the revision of National Energy and Climate Plans in 6 Member States.
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EU governments can hit the gas to empower municipalities in driving gas phase out…or miss the opportunity

14/05/2023

The EU member states have a choice: increase the risks of stranded gas assets, the cost of gas distribution and the expense of the energy […]
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The revision of National Energy and Climate Plans: an opportunity to bring local and regional governments to the national stage  

The revision of National Energy and Climate Plans: an opportunity to bring local and regional governments to the national stage  

Changing the governance of energy and climate policies in six EU countries, one dialogue at a time

05/05/2023

Six countries are seizing the opportunity of the revision of National Energy and Climate Plans to redefine how energy and climate policies are governed in their countries. See what they are doing to bring local governments to the national stage.