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By Béatrice Karas, Blandine Pidoux on 3 October 2018

December 2018

COP24 - 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
From 2 to 14 December, Katowice, Poland
Organised by the UNFCCC
The UNFCCC is a “Rio Convention”, one of three adopted at the “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992. The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March 1994. Today, it has near-universal membership. The countries that have ratified the Convention are called Parties to the Convention. Preventing “dangerous” human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC.
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WEBINAIRE - Changer pour accompagner le changement
Tuesday 4 December 15:30-17:00
Passage incontournable pour accélérer la transition énergétique et sociale, l’accompagnement au changement induit de nouvelles façons de travailler depuis la collectivité jusqu’à l’habitant.
Ce webinaire propose de faire dialoguer deux structures qui tentent de relever le défi :
- le Grand Besançon, ou comment une collectivité à ambition TEPOS 2050 a lancé un accompagnement interne sur trois ans qui interroge ses postures, ses pratiques et ses modalités de travail partenarial ;
- l’URCPIE de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté qui à la demande de territoires (dont TEPOs ) interpelle, et anime des groupes de professionnels, des citoyens par des animations innovantes et impliquantes lors d’évènements festifs et culturels

WATCH LIVE! Financing energy efficiency in Germany, France and Austria
5 December 2018 Frankfurt, Germany - Tune in here at 9:00 a.m. (Frankfurt time)
Conference organised by the European Commission in partnership with the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and the UN Environment Finance Initiative, in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums contract funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union
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Rencontres nationales Territoires de l’après-pétrole : L’atout du paysage
From 5 to 6 December, Bassin minier et Musée du Louvre Lens, France
Organisé par le Collectif Paysages de l’après-pétrole et la Mission Bassin Minier
Comment construire les paysages de l’après-pétrole ? Confronter 7 expériences européennes de transition écologique.
Pour économiser les ressources, les territoires en transition utilisent leurs forces vives humaines et naturelles locales. Pour que les nouveaux équipements soient bien acceptés, ils prennent en compte les usages et les représentations des populations. La transformation des territoires par les approches paysagères permet de relever les défis de la transition écologique. Ces approches apportent des solutions d’aménagement adaptées aux enjeux locaux énergétiques et sociaux. Les expériences de sept territoires européens alimenteront ces Rencontres nationales « paysages de l’après-pétrole » par leur cas concrets et éprouvés.
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INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING - Cities at the heart of the energy transition
Tuesday 11 December, Madrid, Spain
Final conference of the EU funded smart cities project EU-GUGLE
Building on the experiences of pioneer cities involved in large scale energy efficiency projects, the conference will bring together urban planners, local policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs and energy efficiency experts to discuss effective approaches and solutions to energy efficient urban planning and renovation.
Intent on delivering enabling knowledge to potential replicators, the conference will focus on sharing lessons learnt and practical case studies on the following key topics:
- Technologies for affordable housing
- Financing instruments and business model
- Integrated planning
- Citizen engagement
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WEBINAR Cities and Regions unlocking the potential of biogas for their energy transition
12 December, 11:00-12:30 (CET)
Co-organised with the BiogasAction project
Learn more about EU’s policy & support framework for biogas, the BiogasAction approach and achievements.
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WEBINAR: Exploring the potential of district heating and cooling in cities
13 December, 11:00-12:30 (CET)
Get an overview of the potential of district heating and cooling in Europe to reduce local GHG emissions.
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WEBINAR: Coping with stress heat in cities
18 December, 11:00-12:00 CET
An insight into the solutions and strategies already in place in Paris, Barcelona, and Eastern Europe.
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January 2019

European Energy Transition Conference
From 22 to 24 January, Dunkirk, France

Deutsche-Französiche Energiewendewoche / Semaine franco-allemande de la transition énergétique
Starting on 22 January 2019
Organised by Energy Cities and Climate Alliance
Um den 22. Januar 2019 werden Städte, Verbände und Organisationen aus Frankreich und Deutschland Aktionen zur Umsetzung der Energiewende und der deutsch-französischen Zusammenarbeit organisieren.
Die deutsch-französische Energiewendewoche fördert Synergien zwischen den Städten beider Länder und mobilisiert gleichzeitig zum Thema Energiewende. Nehmen Sie an der Energiewendewoche teil und bereichern Sie Ihre Arbeit durch grenzüberschreitende Zusammenarbeit.
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February 2019

From 11 to 13 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
12 February 2019 – Full day conference including evening networking event
11 and 13 February 2019 – Side events including Walkshops, Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) meeting, Making Cities Work projects kick-off meeting and Positive Energy Neighbourhoods (PENs) stakeholder meeting
This conference welcomes all actors interested in sustainable urban transitions such as policy-makers, mayors, city administration, urban practitioners, urban experts and researchers, representatives from Member States, Brussels-based urban networks and European institutions.
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March 2019

(Re)New Europe - 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities
14-15 March 2019, Bucharest, Romania
Organised by the European Committee of the Regions
The 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities, to be held in Bucharest, will gather EU, national, local and regional leaders from across Europe to discuss the future of the European Union and how to involve the citizens more effectively in the European project through local and regional authorities.
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May 2019

Energy Cities’ Annual conference
22-24 May 2019, Heidelberg, Germany
Energy Cities’ next annual conference will take place in Heidelberg from 22 to 24 May 2019, back to back with the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA 2019). The host city is one of Germany’s leading cities on the Energytransition and climate action, with the objective of reducing 95% GHG by 2050. Moreover it is well-known for developing Bahnstadt, one of Europe’s largest passive neighbourhoods. Heidelberg signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2008, and is a committed member of Energy Cities for over 20 years, holding the Presidency of its Board of Directors since 2005.
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Map of members
Sustainable City Network (GR) Greece | CEDEF-Central European Development Forum (RS) Serbia | Albertville France | Union of Communities of Armenia (AM) Armenia | Agencia de Energia & Ambiente da Arrabida - Energy agency Portugal
Events to come
Members-only webinar: Horizon 2020 calls for proposals 2019 - Energy Cities’ special selection
Wednesday 19 December 14:30-16:00

19èmes Assises Européennes de la Transition Energétique
From 22 to 24 January 2019

Deutsche-Französiche Energiewendewoche / Semaine franco-allemande de la transition énergétique
Tuesday 22 January 2019

From 11 to 13 February 2019

Remunicipalisation of the local energy supply
From 28 February 2019 to 1 March 2019

(Re)New Europe - 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities
From 14 March 2019 14:26 to 15 March 2019 15:26

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