Seven cities on a Zero Carbon Journey

In line with Paris Agreement and a carbon budgeting approach

What cities need from the next Horizon Europe funding programme

4 recommendations to activate the next-generation climate governance

EIB’s proposed divestment from fossil fuels could go up in flames

Pro-gas forces threaten to derail ambitious proposal from Europe’s public bank

Stuttgart Fund
Stuttgart - Germany

Stuttgart Fund

Internal contracting

Transition to energy sovereignty
Local energy agency of Barcelona - Spain

Transition to energy sovereignty

The Integrated Action Program for Climate Protection in Munich (IHKM)
Munich - Germany

The Integrated Action Program for Climate Protection in Munich (IHKM)

Investment needs for the local energy transition

Investment needs for the local energy transition

The case of five european cities: Ghent, Frederikshavn, Bordeaux-Métropole, Sevilla and Tallinn

This publication is relying on five examples of European cities,that are frontrunners in the local energy transition and which have put a number on their investment needs by 2050 in order to succeed in their transition. Through our case studies of the cities Ghent, Frederikshavn, Bordeaux-Métropole, Sevilla and Tallinn, all signatories of the Covenant of Mayors-Europe initiative, we have identified the local investment needs for the energy transition in different geographical, socio-economic and sectorial circumstances.

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.

Infinite Solutions Guidebook

Infinite Solutions Guidebook

Financing the energy renovation of public buildings through internal contracting

Acting as an advising tutor, the city of Stuttgart has contributed its experience of more than two decades in managing/implementing an Internal Contracting scheme. The municipalities of Almada (Portugal), Águeda (Portugal), Koprivnica (Croatia), and Udine (Italy) have taken part as learning authorities with the objective of setting up their own Internal Contracting scheme.

Innovate

Innovate

One-stop-shops and energy retrofit packages for homeowners

Innovate

Home owners have difficulties in tackling a retrofit project. In order to facilitate the process, INNOVATE develops and rolls out attractive energy retrofit packages, ideally offered in one location – a one-stop-shop.

PROSPECT

PROSPECT

Peer-powered cities and regions

PROSPECT

The overall aim of PROSPECT is to enable peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy plans.