23 Apr - 24 Apr

Valencia, Spain

Local climate strategies workshop

On the 23rd and 24th of April 2024, a workshop on local climate strategies will be held in the city of Valencia, Spain. The event, […]

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Global policy report: What future for the global food system?

Global policy report: What future for the global food system?

The report suggests which actions to implement to create economic benefits for all and improve everybody’s quality of life

10/02/2024

In what is perhaps the most ambitious study on food systems to this day, the Food System Economic Commission (FSEC) brought together an interdisciplinary cohort of leading scientists […]
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EUCityCalc: the new webtool to empower local authorities

EUCityCalc: the new webtool to empower local authorities

Supporting cities in making informative policy choices to achieve climate neutrality

09/02/2024

In their efforts to contribute to a more sustainable future, cities often face the hurdle of having insufficient information to appropriately assess their respective pathways […]
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Unveiling Euphemia, where stories are traded to feed the future

Unveiling Euphemia, where stories are traded to feed the future

During the Energy Cities Forum in Modena, we embarked on a journey to discover how food policies can shape sustainable urban transformations

14/11/2023

Calvino’s invisible city of Euphemia is a unique marketplace. In addition to goods and services, people trade also stories. You do not come to Euphemia […]
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Welcome Cascais to Energy Cities’ network!

Welcome Cascais to Energy Cities’ network!

We look forward to working with Ambiente Cascais on carbon neutrality and innovation projects

08/11/2023

Energy Cities is glad to welcome a new member: Ambiente Cascais! Cascais is a charming coastal town located on the western coast of Portugal, near […]
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One composting opportunity per citizen…

One composting opportunity per citizen…

And other tangible targets for more sustainable food systems in your city

26/09/2023

Get inspired by some tangible targets for your city related to food and agriculture, inspired by citizens' assemblies, local pacts, and other projects across Europe.
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Rethinking the criteria for assessing “sound” budgetary management at the local level to initiate the ecological shift

Rethinking the criteria for assessing “sound” budgetary management at the local level to initiate the ecological shift

Municipalities and inter-municipal groupings need to devote significant, targeted budgetary resources in a context of increasing scarcity of public funds. 

16/06/2023

By Anthony Poulin, Deputy Mayor of Besançon in charge of finance, public procurement, sustainable development and coordination of resilience actions We need to rethink the […]
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How to get different levels of government to work together on climate and energy policies?

How to get different levels of government to work together on climate and energy policies?

Learning from best practices of multilevel governance worldwide

15/05/2023

Are you trying to get different levels of government to work together on climate and energy in your country? Find inspiration in successful examples from across the world that will help put your initiative on the right track.
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The revision of National Energy and Climate Plans: an opportunity to bring local and regional governments to the national stage  

The revision of National Energy and Climate Plans: an opportunity to bring local and regional governments to the national stage  

Changing the governance of energy and climate policies in six EU countries, one dialogue at a time

05/05/2023

Six countries are seizing the opportunity of the revision of National Energy and Climate Plans to redefine how energy and climate policies are governed in their countries. See what they are doing to bring local governments to the national stage.
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RePowerEU: The time has come to deploy the transition in territories.

RePowerEU: The time has come to deploy the transition in territories.

Cities have a multitude of specific needs in order to deploy the transition within the territories.

16/03/2023

Growing anger, depleted public services, deteriorating social benefits, increasingly limited purchasing power, battles over water and water sharing, and a persistent sense of not being […]
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Beyond mere implementation: Policy design principles for local energy and climate agencies

14/03/2023

In the spirit of the French definition, local energy and climate agencies should be agencies of “partnership and territorial engineering”. Using the territory as a […]

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REDI4HEAT

REDI4HEAT

Supporting the implementation of key EU legislations on heating and cooling
REDI4HEAT

Heating and cooling represent almost 50% of the EU energy demand and 80% of the energy consumption in households. Yet, it accounts for 40% of […]

NECPlatform

NECPlatform

Strengthening multilevel governance in national energy and climate policies
NECPlatform

The NECPlatform project, funded by the first LIFE-Clean Energy Transition call of 2021, aims at supporting six EU Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy, Portugal, and Romania) transition to climate neutrality by setting-up and managing permanent multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue (CED) Platforms in line with Article 11 of the Energy Union Governance Regulation.