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Thursday 24 April 2014

Follow the Annual Conference live via twitter #mayors2014
By Miriam Eisermann | 0 visits
The 2014 Annual Rendezvous in Brussels has kicked off this morning with an inspiring speech by US-author Benjamin R. Barber. Check out his ideas and keep track of the conference on Twitter @energycities #mayors2014
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Tuesday 22 April 2014

Financing/ Franche-Comté region boosts energy retrofitting in private buildings with ELENA
By Floriane Bernardot | 103 visits
On 4 April 2014, the Region of Franche-Comté (France) signed a partnership agreement aimed at encouraging the energy retrofitting of private buildings in its area.
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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Insight into successful low-carbon strategies
By Blandine Pidoux | 170 visits
Discover the latest issue of Energy Cities INFO magazine!
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Wednesday 16 April 2014

IPCC report: Fast and ambitious action will allow for climate change mitigation
By Floriane Bernardot | 141 visits
On 13 April 2014, the IPCC published the last contribution of its Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change. This report from Working Group III, focusing on climate change mitigation, finds that it is not too late to act, and that it is even possible at lower cost than widely claimed.
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Tuesday 8 April 2014

Annual Rendezvous 2014 is shifted from Riga to Brussels
By Blandine Pidoux | 406 visits
Due to circumstances beyond their control, the City of Riga cannot host the Annual Rendezvous 2014 anymore. Consequently, it has been decided to shift the event to Brussels on 23-25 April - same dates.
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Friday 4 April 2014

Energy & climate 2030: Ban Ki-Moon urges the EU to reach an agreement
By Floriane Bernardot | 350 visits
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called on the European Union leaders to speed up the adoption of new 2030 climate & energy targets and lead the global effort to deal with climate change.
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Wednesday 2 April 2014

IPCC Report: Understanding the climate-related challenges and tackling them creatively
By Floriane Bernardot | 243 visits
"Understanding [the] challenges and tackling them creatively can make climate-change adaptation an important way to help build a more vibrant world in the near-term and beyond"
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Monday 31 March 2014

Meeting energy and climate challenges is a task for local authorities
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 256 visits
Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg and President of Energy Cities for the magazine European Files. No one disputes the fact that any energy strategy needs to rely, in particular, on technology, as most of the articles in this publication show. Forty years after the first oil crisis that marked the beginning of the end of strong growth in Europe, almost everything has changed...
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Thursday 27 March 2014

Top 10 energy transition initiatives: Join the networking sessions at #mayors2014 in Riga
By Miriam Eisermann | 645 visits
When, if not on 23 and 24th April in Riga would you have the opportunity to meet the inventors and leaders of 10 brilliant energy transition initiatives? The networking sessions during the Riga Rendez-vous will be perfect for knowledge-sharing and exchange and provide practical tools and partnership opportunities. Register now - deadline: 4th April!
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lundi 24 mars 2014

Aduhme: awareness campaign on night-time lighting
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 271 visits
The issue of public lighting is a major challenge for local authorities both energy, economic and ecological.
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Friday 21 March 2014

EU climate and energy framework for 2030: leaders remain unambitious and fail to embark local authorities
By Miriam Eisermann | 785 visits
A decision on a clear European climate and energy policy line for the period 2020-2030 is urgently needed before the dissolution of the European Commission this summer. But as they discussed the future EU policy framework in Brussels today, heads of state and government postponed taking a clear decision to October. Thereby they lacked ambition and failed to fully embark local authorities, the actual game-changers towards the energy transition.
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Thursday 20 March 2014

‘Mayors Adapt’ – The Covenant of Mayors model extends to climate adaptation
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 434 visits
source: Covenant of Mayors - www.eumayors.eu The Covenant of Mayors approach relies on multi-level governance and bottom-up action as a way of achieving the EU’s 2020 CO2 reduction objective. After the resounding success of the last six years – with close to 6,000 cities committed to local sustainable energy – the Covenant model will now be leveraged by cities to develop local climate adaptation strategies. Indeed, a new initiative, called “Mayors Adapt” has just been launched by the Climate Directorate of the European Commission.
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Wednesday 19 March 2014

Claire Roumet appointed Deputy Executive Director of Energy Cities
By Miriam Eisermann | 316 visits
Energy Cities is pleased to welcome Mrs Claire Roumet, who takes the position of Deputy Executive Director as of this week.
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mardi 18 mars 2014

Energy Cities 2014 Rendezvous in Riga - IMAGINE if mayors ruled the world
By Floriane Bernardot | 279 visits
5 good reasons to come to Riga... REASON #1 : "Meet inspiring top-class speakers during a number of political sessions"
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jeudi 13 mars 2014

Walkable Greater Lyon : a fine step forward!
By Blandine Pidoux | 282 visits
The French urban community of Lyon (a member of Energy Cities) recently decided on its strategy aimed at improving walkability and pedestrian facilities on its territory.
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Wednesday 12 March 2014

Local leaders for sustainable energy in Riga - High-level political session
By Floriane Bernardot | 453 visits
As Energy Cities' Rendezvous in Riga is approaching (23-25 April 2014), discover more about a high-level political session: the Mayors' Forum.
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Monday 10 March 2014

EU energy & climate 2030 Odyssey: The Covenant of Mayors should get on board!
By Floriane Bernardot | 389 visits
Advocating the prominent role of local authorities in the energy transition, the Energy Cities network wants the Covenant of Mayors to get on board for the 2030 energy & climate Odyssey...
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Friday 7 March 2014

EU Urban Agenda: Taking inspiration from the Covenant of Mayors
By Floriane Bernardot | 193 visits
The future EU Urban Agenda needs to be based on a new governance model strengthening the role of local authorities.
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jeudi 6 mars 2014

Malmö develops green jobs
By Blandine Pidoux | 253 visits
Find out how our member-city of Malmö (Sweden) achieved the transition of an old docklands district to a green, inclusive and flourishing attractive place.
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Wednesday 5 March 2014

Innovative cities - Odense's sustainability puzzle helps develop integrated projets
By Floriane Bernardot | 286 visits
Sustainable development IS actually the overall strategy of Odense (Denmark). And to ensure it is part of each and every project developed by the City, Odense's "Culture & Urban Development" Department got creative! They produced a "sustainability puzzle".
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