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 change!
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On 24 December 2018, the EU regulation on the governance of the Energy Union and climate action entered into force. This regulation aims at...Lire la suite
At the end of November 2018, the European Commission adopted its 2050 vision for a climate-neutral Europe. In its bold long-term strategy, the EU executive body stressed the importance of local actions in reaching the ambitious goals set by the Paris Agreement.
Are European cities ready to take on this challenge? We interviewed...Lire la suite
Scope: The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) initiative has been very effective in mobilising a large number of cities in Europe and in the world in taking effective actions for mitigating climate change. Nevertheless, experience shows that decision makers are often not aware of the interplay between climate mitigation measures and air...Lire la suite
The European Green Capital Award (EGCA) is sharing good practices in making cities greener. The EGCA 2019 Good Practice Factsheets provide real life examples of how the EGCA 2019 applicant cities have become more sustainable, offering their citizens a better quality of life.
On 3 April 2019, the Covenant cities of Bologna, Genoa, Milan, Mannheim, Oslo, Porto, Rijeka, Strasbourg, Tampere, Tirana, Turin, Verona formally committed to at least 40% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 and adaptation to climate change. Politicians from most of those cities were hosted by the Mayor of Genoa to officially sign...Lire la suite
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The 5th edition of the European Capital of Innovation Awards will recognise European cities that have built the most dynamic and open innovation ecosystems. Cities that wish to apply must submit their applications by 6 June.
The call was launched in Athens, winner of iCapital 2018, at a conference organised by the Municipality to...Lire la suite
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New European Union funding is available for home energy renovation programme in your city, region or province!
A new 10 million euros’ fund is available to support the creation, expansion or...Lire la suite