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Valencia, Spain

TOMORROW Final Event

SAVE THE DATE for TOMORROW’s Final Event on 26-28 of October in Valencia. As part of a bigger event on Climate Neutral Valencia organised by […]

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Useful brandnew resources on energy poverty

Useful brandnew resources on energy poverty

Overviews, toolkits, business models

30/09/2022

Never before has energy poverty been such a serious threat to so many European citizens as it is now. As local governments prepare themselves and their citizens for a hard winter, we've gathered a collection of recent publications around the topic.
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Connecting communities to the grid

Connecting communities to the grid

Optimism and openness at the energy community alumni meetup

19/09/2022

While the critical energy supply is driving the news, it makes sense to also look behind the big geopolitical scene. Optimism comes when we see […]
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It is time to take back control, not by ourselves but by working together

15/09/2022

As part of the launch of the ‘Route des POTEs’ project, supported by the POTEs network (Pionniers Ordinaires de la Transition Ecologique — Ordinary Pioneers […]
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Empowering local authorities to become transition leaders

Empowering local authorities to become transition leaders

Policy Recommendations from the TOMORROW Project

31/08/2022

These policy recommendations aim to inspire local decision-makers and administrators to become facilitators of their territorial transitions to climate-neutrality; by elevating ambitions, building capacities, nurturing existing initiatives, strengthening networks, and creating synergies among different actors, in a highly collaborative and co-creative process.
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Cities, get support to develop and test local collaborative governance models to support your transition!

Cities, get support to develop and test local collaborative governance models to support your transition!

Submit your application to the European CrAFt initiative by 9 September

26/08/2022

The CrAFt (Creating Actionable Futures) platform help cities make their climate-neutral transformations beautiful, inclusive and sustainable. Running until 2025, CrAFt supports the implementation of the […]
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“Imagine the city we want”

26/07/2022

Op-ed by Sandra Vlašić, UNDP Wordsmith The UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, that recently took place in the Polish city of Katowice, has concluded on showing […]
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The SHARED GREEN DEAL project begins work on people-centered climate neutrality by 2050 

25/07/2022

Energy Cities is a partner in the new SHARED GREEN DEAL project that will use innovative social experiments to support the objectives of the European Green Deal, involving local communities across Europe. The project has received five million euros from the European Union’s Innovation Programme Horizon 2020.
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Balancing unjust power relations through energy communities

Balancing unjust power relations through energy communities

Interview with Katharina Habersbrunner, Head of sustainable energy and climate solutions at WECF

20/07/2022

More and more people build relationships with each other, as a community, to drive energy projects. For this episode we wanted to know what it needs to spark such initiatives, how we can bring more women into it and what all this has to do with taking risks.
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Why did we, as local elected representatives, sign the #LocalStaff4Climate manifesto? 

12/07/2022

Cities do not lack climate ambition, but they lack human resources. This is the message of Philippe Guelpa-Bonaro Vice-President of the Metropolis of Lyon (France), […]
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Making cities climate-proof starts with investing in people

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Energy Communities Repository

Launched by the European Commission, the Energy Communities Repository aims to support and monitor energy communities’ activities across Europe, within the framework of a just […]

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 […]

EUCityCalc

EUCityCalc

European City Calculator: Prospective modelling tool supporting public authorities in reaching climate neutrality
EUCityCalc

Meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and ensuring that Europe becomes the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, requires European cities to be in the […]

POWER UP

POWER UP

The catalyst for social innovation in the energy market
POWER UP

This project will help furthering the knowledge around the entrepreneurial opportunities and social benefits of a local energy market