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

Do the final National Energy and Climate Plans finally acknowledge cities’ key role?

New Energy Cities report reveals persistent lack of recognition towards local action by many EU countries

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

Uppsala Climate Protocol
Uppsala - Sweden

Uppsala Climate Protocol

An inclusive co-design approach to climate neutrality

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 […]

How Local Authorities can encourage citizen participation in energy transitions

How Local Authorities can encourage citizen participation in energy transitions

Including citizens in energy systems

The aim of this report is to consider how Local Authorities can better engage with publics as a part of the energy transition in a meaningful way and support the active participation of citizens in energy systems and the energy transition. The report informes by energy Social Science and Humanities literature as a means of recognising that the energy transition is not merely a technological transition, but a social one.

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 […]