30 Mar

Covenant of Mayors – Europe Conference 2023

The Covenant of Mayors EU Conference of 2023 will be an opportunity to reflect on local and regional governments' response to the energy crisis.

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Attractiveness, the new enemy?

Attractiveness, the new enemy?

Thoughts by Tristan RIOM, Vice-President of Nantes Métropole, about the ecological limits of our cities

01/02/2023

A metropolis like Nantes should not consider itself to be in permanent competition with Lyon, Lille, Turin (...) for the title of the ‘Most Trendy City’. We must accept our ecological limits, find political objectives that contribute to the happiness of all, and turn to the surrounding and rural areas to invent alternative economic and urban development models.
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Out soon: call for local social experiments

02/11/2022

The SHARED GREEN DEAL project stimulates shared actions on Green Deal initiatives across Europe, by providing Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) tools to support the […]
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How do we make sufficiency desirable?

How do we make sufficiency desirable?

Changing cultures and organizations

05/10/2022

On Tuesday, we welcomed Mathieu Saujot, a researcher at IDDRI, where he coordinates the Lifestyles in Transition initiative.  This webinar addressed Mathieu’s paper on the 10 misconceptions […]
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Why should you join the “Resource-wise & socially just local economies” Hub?   

01/06/2022

We cannot continue to aim, at once, for growth and reduce CO2 emissions and resource consumption. We need to rethink what we mean by “prosperity” […]
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Why are donuts round?

Why are donuts round?

Amsterdam is going circular

01/06/2022

Thanks to English economist Kate Raworth, this oily, yet tasty round American pastry has become the symbol of an economy that promotes prosperity within planetary […]
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Transforming local economies to ensure sufficiency and social justice

Transforming local economies to ensure sufficiency and social justice

Rethinking social and economic models based on local resources, ensuring societal solidarity and equity.

05/05/2022

Empowering local players, making wise use of our resources and living within our planet’s boundaries requires sound, democratic decision-making processes.   We, at Energy Cities, are […]
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Don’t look up!

Don’t look up!

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

13/01/2022

March 1972: publication of the Meadows report “Limits to growth” March 2022: European summit of heads of State and government on the “new model for […]
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Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

17/05/2021

In December 2015, the City of Frankfurt launched the ‘Sustainable Commercial Area’ project, involving over 400 companies in an area of 15 hectares. This model project received […]
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Economy: turn the line into a circle

Economy: turn the line into a circle

What the cities already do!

13/04/2021

“The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long […]

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SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE EU

Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence
SSH CENTRE EU

SSH CENTRE is a Horizon Europe project representing the cross-European Centre of Research Excellence for Climate-Energy-Mobility Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). The project will engage […]