COP22: International climate and energy policies

The Paris climate summit and Energy Cities’ active contribution to it, was an opportuntity to tell the incredible stories of our cities. The final global deal is just the starting point of a low-carbon pathway spanning the planet. For the next steps to be meaningful, the Parties should get inspired by what cities already do and give them more influence on energy policy!

After last year’s great success of the Lyon summit ahead of COP21, a second conference of non-State actors is foreseen before COP22 will take place in Morocco November. The 3-days conference takes place from 26-28 September. Energy Cities is part of the Steering Committee and expects great outcomes to be transmitted to the UN negotiators in Marrakech at the end of the year.

Energy Cities organises several events during the Nantes Summit:

A FORUM on « 100% renewables roadmaps » : how to draw them and how to implement them ? 26 September, 17:00 – 19:00
With speakers from IRENA, Fundacion Renovables, the cities of Frederikshavn (Denmark) and Saint-Etienne and the Region Occitanie (France)

Two WORKSHOPS co-organised by Energy Cities:

- Cutting up to 90 % energy bill in buildings From Hannover to Nantes lessons leared from Act2 (26 September, 13:30 - 15:00, Code: HAB 1)

- Local Authorities as Accelerators for Energy Efficiency Investments (26 September, 17:30-19:00, Code: F3)

- Taking ownership of the climate challenge: the participatory approach (27 September, 15:00-16:30, Code: ED8)

You’ll find the exact day and time of each workshop on the website:
Interpretation : Anglais et français (y inclut pour certains ateliers).

Please don’t forget to register :

Any questions? Contact our COP-coordinator Miriam Eisermann|


What did the Paris climate deal in 2015 mean for cities?
Read our analysis

The final documents:

The events you’ve missed in the UN Blue Zone - with Energy Cities’ staff and members speaking:

Our debate on 3 December for and with policy-makers, supported by the City of Paris
COPowering change: the role of local governance in delivering the energy transition"

One of the key messages we took away from this debate was delivered during Energy Cities’ debate on COPowering change, featuring our members Célia Blauel - Deputy Mayor of Paris, Bo Frank - Mayor of Växjö (Sweden), Gil Nadais - Mayor of Agueda (Portugal) and Eckart Würzner - Mayor of Heidelberg (Germany) and President of Energy Cities, as well as partner cities from other continents: #ReclaimPower !

With or without their national governments, local leaders are ready to take ownership of the energy transition !

How a transitioner like Rob Hopkins’ reports about our event

One day later: The Climate Summit for Local Leaders at Paris City Hall. No doubt: the means that have been mobilized by the French government and the City of Paris to collect multi-stakeholders commitments were unprecedented.

Energy Cities’ President Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg (Germany) with local leaders from all over the world, invited by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and UN-Special Envoy Michael Bloomberg

The Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA)

Energy Cities was part of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda working group, created in 2014, in order to bring the official negotiation processs and sub-national government action closer together. We will remain a partner during the next months to jointly pave the way to COP22 in Marrakech.

“Real life” energy and climate success stories

Enegy Cities’ actions database:

Map of members
Lisboa e-nova - local agency Portugal | Schwetzingen Germany | Karlovac Croatia | Grand Paris Sud France | Forest Belgium
Events to come
Economic Models: Analysis of the economic drivers for the delivery of smart grids, including good practice and developing the case for action
Tuesday 4 October

2016 Euroheat & Power District Energy Days
From 11 to 12 October

TANDEM : Rencontre franco-allemande
From 11 to 12 October

Conférence : L’efficacité énergétique, un investissement pour toutes les communes
Wednesday 12 October 09:00-12:30

Renovate Europe Day 2016
Thursday 13 October

progRESsHEAT webinar: Barriers to district heating systems - Empirical results from six European case studies
Friday 14 October 10:30-12:00

All coming events >>
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