“Carbon budgets” or “Climate-proofed budgets”?

Our new briefing helps cities navigate science-based targets approaches

European City Facility – First call for applications is open

Submit an application to get funding for your sustainable energy investment concept!

Future LIFE programme should support governance changes and citizen energy communities at local level

Energy Cities unveils its three proposals on how LIFE can fund cities' clean energy transition

Mouscron, a city going solar
Mouscron - Belgium

Mouscron, a city going solar

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting
Tartu - Estonia

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting

Nearly zero energy retrofitting in 17 condominiums

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting
Greater Lyon - France

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting

The Ecoreno’v advisory service

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.

EU City Facility

EU City Facility

Financial support and services to cities’ sustainable energy projects

EU City Facility

The mission of the EUCF is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy investment projects across cities in the EU, by providing targeted financial, […]

Zero Carbon Cities

Zero Carbon Cities

New climate change targets in line with the Paris Agreement

Zero Carbon Cities

The ‘URBACT Zero Carbon Cities project’, is led by Manchester. Seven european cities are involved in this projetct : Bistrita (RO) Frankfurt am Main (DE) […]

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.