22 Sep - 26 Sep

Parco Dora, Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022

Terra Madre-Salone del Gusto, since 1996, gathers thousands of people (small scale producers, cooks, civil society organisations, local, regional and national governments representatives, youth organisations, activists […]

18 Oct

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

SHAPE EU – Study visit to Tallinn

Objective The objective of this study tour is to provide a unique opportunity to gain practical insights on renovation of large residential housing districts. Organized […]

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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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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), […]
Interviews
Czech city exploring new green pathways between dreams and reality: Žďár nad Sázavou

Czech city exploring new green pathways between dreams and reality: Žďár nad Sázavou

Interview with Martin Mrkos, Mayor and Michal Bacovsky, Smart City Coordinator

11/07/2022

The city of Zdar nad Sazavou in Czech Republic counts 21.000 inhabitants and is one of the 10 pilot cities involved in the EUCityCalc project. After intensive thermal insulation of its buildings and first renewable installations, the city is now exploring new pathways. Michal and Martin tell us what these pathways are and how much the size of a city matters (or not).
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Making cities climate-proof starts with investing in people
News
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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Innovative financing schemes: Become a mentor city in the PROSPECT+ peer-learning programme!

Innovative financing schemes: Become a mentor city in the PROSPECT+ peer-learning programme!

An opportunity to share your experience on implementing innovative financing schemes & gain visibility for your municipality or region!

22/06/2022

After the first fruitful learning cycle where nine mentors from across Europe shared how they have implemented innovative financing schemes in their municipalities or regions, […]
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What emergency energy saving measures should my city take? 

What emergency energy saving measures should my city take? 

3 experts came together to discuss energy frugality

22/06/2022

Meet the leading experts that pioneered local initiatives to withstand the weaponization of energy supply from Russia. In a recent webinar they have shared how they have been able to simultaneously address the geopolitical crisis and the climate emergency, by devising energy saving practices applicable in urban environments. 
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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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Radical honesty

Radical honesty

Policy op-ed

17/06/2022

It is the last of the ‘soft’ instruments put forward by Donella and Denis Meadows in the revised version of their 2004 ‘Limits to growth’ […]

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SHAPE-EU

SHAPE-EU

European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact
SHAPE-EU

The European Union has embarked on a challenging journey towards carbon neutrality. A promising approach is district renovation. Renovation at district scale reduces CO2 emissions […]

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The world's largest movement for local climate and energy action.
Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

After the adoption, in 2008, of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package, the European Commission launched the Covenant of Mayors to endorse and support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies.

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 […]

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