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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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An Alliance to regenerate cities’ heritage through innovation

An Alliance to regenerate cities’ heritage through innovation

The project HUB-IN is recruiting cities to join their Alliance for heritage-led regeneration of Historic Urban Areas through innovation and entrepreneurship

06/07/2022

Are you looking to give your city’s historic urban area new life, whilst preserving its unique cultural and social identity and the environment? Join the […]
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Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city? 

Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city? 

Introducing the new way that Energy Cities organises itself into Hubs

24/06/2022

The webinar “Moving towards fossil-free districts: What’s in it for my city?” that was held on 16 June was the occasion to launch the Energy […]
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Introducing the obligation for heating and cooling planning with appropriate support for municipalities 

17/06/2022

The European Commission proposed in the recast Energy Efficiency Directive to make heating and cooling plans mandatory for municipalities above a threshold of 50 000 inhabitants. […]
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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” […]
Advocacy
Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

A study, a manifesto, and a campaign for more local staff to achieve the climate transition

18/05/2022

Local governments are at the forefront of managing crises. It has been true with the COVID crisis, it is still valid with the war in […]
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Building sustainable, future-proof food systems

Building sustainable, future-proof food systems

Exploring ways and strategies to accelerate the transition towards sustainable and resilient food systems.

29/04/2022

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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Highlights of Energy Cities Forum 2022 in Brussels

Highlights of Energy Cities Forum 2022 in Brussels

A glimpse into a long-awaited gathering

28/04/2022

More than 150 network members and partners participated in Energy Cities Forum on 21-22 April 2022 in Brussels. After a three-years break caused by Covid-19, […]
Publications
Community Energy Communication Guide

Community Energy Communication Guide

Your go-to guide to community energy communications at local level!

15/04/2022

This Communication Guide complements the publication “Community Energy – A practical guide to reclaiming power”. The Community Energy guide, published in 2019 by Friends of […]

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EU City Facility

EU City Facility

Financial support and services to cities’ sustainable energy projects
EU City Facility

The mission of the EUCF is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy investment projects across cities in the EU, by providing targeted financial, […]

NetZeroCities

NetZeroCities

A journey towards climate-neutral cities in Europe
NetZeroCities

NetZeroCities (NZC) is part of the Horizon 2020 Reseach and Innovation Programme in support of European Union’s Green Deal. It will support Europe in its […]

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 […]

PROSPECT+

PROSPECT+

Capacity building for cities and regions - from learning to action!
PROSPECT+

A capacity-building programme on innovative financing, by and for EU cities and regions