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  Policy brief: Ecological transition = changes (everyday life + approach)
15 May 2019 - 10:31, by Claire Roumet | 191 visits
Yes, this equation seems strange – maybe even a little absurd. It’s a summary – a very condensed one – of the response given by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to more than two months of intense debate by citizens on four themes, including the ecological (...)
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  Time to redefine multilevel governance! Join the Mayors Session at ICCA!
13 May 2019 - 10:36, by Tatjana Veith | 180 visits
We know the energy transition is underway but it is not rapid enough. Academics, civil society actors and policymakers all agree that the transition needs to further accelerate to meet the Paris Agreement. Society and governments need to act now and this involves an active (...)
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  EU-US cooperation: Unconventional energy stories from four “allied cities”
9 May 2019 - 09:01, by Alix Bolle | 289 visits
“Energy Allies” is the name of a two-year EU-funded project that supports transatlantic experience sharing between EU and US cities. In Europe, the French city of Nantes, former European Green Capital, and the German town of Heidelberg, presiding Energy Cities, exchanged ideas, challenges and expertise with the American cities of (...)
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  Unprecedented show of ambition from Mayors across Europe on a shared energy transition
7 May 2019 - 12:08, by Adrian Hiel | 516 visits
More than 50 Energy Cities members have signed a joint letter to EU leaders for far greater ambition in cutting carbon emissions. The letter calls for a peak in emissions by next year, more than halving emissions by 2030 and a net zero EU by 2050.
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  New publication out: Investment needs for the local energy transition
6 May 2019 - 12:23, by David Donnerer | 516 visits
The locally-driven energy transition is essential to achieve the Paris Agreement’s objectives by 2050. This report is showcasing five examples of European cities, that are frontrunners in the local energy transition and which have put a number on their investment needs by 2050, in order to succeed in their transition and undertake (...)
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  HOTMAPS: a free online software to transform your city’s energy future!
25 April 2019 - 10:52, by Sara Giovannini | 554 visits
Currently, Europe is using around half on its energy consumption for heating and cooling (H&C). The sector relies mostly on fossil fuels and it is responsible for about 27% of CO2 emissions. To decarbonise Europe’ energy system, our approach to heating and cooling needs to (...)
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  Innovating financing : 5 handbooks to help cities improve energy performance
17 April 2019 - 09:15, by Béatrice Karas | 766 visits
The PROSPECT H2020 learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European (...)
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  Policy brief: "Duty of care"
15 April 2019 - 09:18, by Claire Roumet | 741 visits
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Events to come
Catalysing European Local Climate Action
Tuesday 21 May

Covenant of Mayors webinar: reporting framework revision
Tuesday 21 May 10:30-12:30

Energy Cities Annual Conference
From 22 to 23 May

Le photovoltaïque en milieu urbain
Wednesday 22 May

Urban Future Global Conference #UFGC19
From 22 to 24 May

Covenant of Mayors workshop at UFGC: Covenant cities leading long-term climate strategies
Wednesday 22 May 13:30-14:30

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