Big strategies by small cities

Clever energy and climate actions in the South of Italy

Urban transition-makers in Brest

Brest Métropole gets ready to work with citizens for the energy, climate and societal transition

Grenoble awarded EU Green Capital 2022

Get to know this local champion for participative governance

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Britt Jurgensen and Laura Williams

“For cities it can feel a bit of a lonely place to be responsible for all of these changes.”

Britt Jurgensen and Laura Williams from Carbon Co-op

The energy and climate challenge is so big that it requires everybody to be involved. New ways of communicating are needed. What are the best means to shape new narratives and, in the end, to make people want to engage in changing the energy system?

Jacqui Cullen and Gerard Pol Gili

Strasburg’s first energy community: a long exciting ride

Interview with Jacqui Cullen and Gerard Pol Gili

In this episode we want to understand how a very young energy community in Strasburg, in the North-East of France, came into being. Where did […]

Nathalie van Loon

Urban commons and empowered cities

Nathalie van Loon, project leader on the commons at City Council of Amsterdam

This time we take a look at the democratic potential of the urban commons. The commons are those resources we all share and use like […]

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Turin
Turin - Italy

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Turin

Sustainable Building Facilitator
Brussels Capital Region - Belgium

Sustainable Building Facilitator

A powerful tool for the Region's 2050 Renovation Strategy

One-Stop-Shop for energy home renovation
Aradippou - Cyprus

One-Stop-Shop for energy home renovation

Involving and rewarding citizens

Vision Workshop Toolbox

Vision Workshop Toolbox

for Inspired Collaboration on Climate Neutrality

The ambition of the European Union (EU) to be climate neutral by 2050 is an important element of the EU’s climate policy and contribution to […]

The Final National Energy and Climate Plans

The Final National Energy and Climate Plans

EU countries still largely fail to acknowledge local authorities' key role

This report has verified to which extent the key role of local authorities was better reflected in the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), compared to the draft NECPs in 2019. We also provide recommendations on how EU countries should improve the acknowledgment of local authorities’ key role in their NECPs, in particular when updating their plans in 2023/24.

Campaigning for Local Climate Change Mitigation

Campaigning for Local Climate Change Mitigation

Compilation of ideas

Creative approaches to communication on local climate change initiatives can serve as a useful vehicle for cities messaging on the topic. Delivering climate friendly ideas […]

Renewable energy partnerships

Renewable energy partnerships

Renewable community energy engagement

Renewable energy partnerships

At present, many local governments in Europe are eager to support their citizens in getting renewable energy projects off the ground or in taking a […]

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) […]

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 […]