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Wednesday 16 April 2014

IPCC report: Fast and ambitious action will allow for efficient climate change mitigation
By Floriane Bernardot | 0 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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mardi 8 avril 2014

Annual Rendezvous 2014 is shifted from Riga to Brussels
By Blandine Pidoux | 325 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 | 232 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 | 211 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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lundi 31 mars 2014

Meeting energy and climate challenges is a task for local authorities
By Béatrice Alcaraz | 209 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 | 569 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 | 235 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 | 738 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 | 336 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 | 305 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 | 276 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 | 277 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 | 445 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 | 383 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 | 187 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 | 241 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 | 270 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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Tuesday 4 March 2014

5 good reasons to come to Energy Cities’ Riga 2014 Conference
By Blandine Pidoux | 393 visits
Only two months left till the Annual Rendezvous in Riga kicks off with an official reception hosted by Latvia’s President Andris Berzins! Here are five good reasons to participate!
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Monday 3 March 2014

"SUDEP", a new call for proposals to boost sustainable urban development in the EU neighbouring regions
By Floriane Bernardot | 297 visits
On 26 February, the European Commission launched a Call for Proposals worth a total of €8.25 million for the regional programme "SUDEP - Sustainable Urban Demonstration Energy Projects”.
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Monday 24 February 2014

Post-carbon cities in Europe: a long-term outlook
By Blandine Pidoux | 712 visits
Energy Cities is partner of a new 3-year project - POCACITO (POst‐CArbon
 CIties
 of
 TOmorrow) - which main objective is to produce a long-term outlook into the future of EU sustainable post-carbon cities in a global context.
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