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  EU Parliament elections – most important ever?
23 May 2019 - 09:21, by Adrian Hiel | 155 visits
The European Parliamentary elections at the end of this month may be the most important ever. It’s not that the Parliament has gained any extraordinary new powers – it is because we live in extraordinary times.
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  Policy brief: Ecological transition = changes (everyday life + approach)
15 May 2019 - 10:31, by Claire Roumet | 262 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 | 256 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 | 362 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 | 702 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 | 603 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 | 629 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 | 841 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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Events to come
Applicant Workshop to become the next European Green Capital!
Monday 27 May 09:00-17:00

R20 Austrian World Summit
From 28 to 29 May

International Conference of Good Energy and Economy
From 30 May to 1 June

Conférence principale du Forum International du logement social « Une planète pour demain »
Wednesday 5 June 09:00-12:00

‘The Art of Public Transport’ - UITP Global Public Transport Summit
From 9 to 12 June

Making the energy transition happen locally
From 12 to 14 June

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