On the way to Paris – and beyond #COP21

The energy transition is real. For 25 years now, Energy Cities has been witnessing local authorities from all over Europe - and the world - daring to create their own energy future.

They are empowering their local stakeholders, reasonably and efficiently using their territories’ resources, rethinking financing solutions, inventing new suitable governance models, and using urban planning as a tool towards a sustainable, low-carbon future.

Those cities and regions are an inexhaustible source of inspiration that should feed the much-awaited international negotiations of the Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held in Paris in December.

30 Energy Cities’ proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns

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Konkrete Vorschläge zur Beschleunigung der Energiewende - Energy Cities’ Proposals for the energy transition now in German!

We are proud to present Energy Cities’ Proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns in German!

Germany is often cited as a shining example when it comes to sustainable energy issues. Energy Cities has based its Proposals for the energy transition on more than 80 local examples, amongst which a dozen are from Germany.

Leading the TANDEM project - French-German cooperation for the local energy transition, the Energy Cities network is proud to present its Booklet of Proposals in German, supported by the French Environment Management Agency - ADEME.

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German member-cities of the Energy Cities network :
Heidelberg, current presidency of Energy Cities
Munich (München)
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Energy Cities’ Proposals are now availabe in German

Find the German version of Energy Cities’ Proposals for the energy transition in the "Versions available" section.

Need more info ? Need a hard copy of the Booklet ?
Please contact Floriane - Communication Officer.

6 new proposals to discover !

6 new proposals have enriched Energy Cities’ Proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns !

Discover now :

Energy Cities’ Proposals now available in Chinese !

In the framework of the China-Europa Forum and thanks to the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind, Energy Cities’ 30 proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns are now available in Chinese.

The China-Europa Forum is an independent initiative launched in 2005 by the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation. "It invites the stakeholders of both societies to think about their common future : the future of every society, the future of the relations between them and, more broadly, the future of a deeply interconnected world in which China and Europe will have to assume their responsibilities as major global players."

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If you wish to get Energy Cities’ Proposals translated too, please tell us about your idea !

German "Energiewende" versus French "Transition Energétique"

Find all presentations of the meeting

only in french and in german

  • Jean Luc Daubaire, Maire adjoint, Rennes - What kind of initiatives are people ready to take, to contribute to stop the climate change ? (français – anglais)
  • Matthias Gebauer, Trier-Netzwerk QuattroPole - Grenzüberschreitende Zusammenarbeit am Beispiel der Energietouren (Deutsch – français)
  • Andrée Buchmann, Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg - Strasbourg - Kehl Energie & Klima : 2 zusäztliche Vorstellungen (Deutsch – français)

12 December 2012

Energy Cities’ Booklet of proposals has just been released in Polish and Czech, thanks to one of our members: the Polish city of Bielsko-Biala.
Read the article

October 2012

The Booklet of proposals is now available in its completed version: more than 80 concrete examples in English from European cities and towns illustrate Energy Cities’ proposals for the energy transition.
Have a look at the "Booklet of proposals" section of this website.

18 June 2012

The Booklet of proposals is published. It is made of 30 proposals. These proposals directly come from innovative appraoches, new ideas and groundbreaking practices.

Whith the support of Covenant of Mayors Imagine Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de lâ€â„¢Homme Conseil Régional de Franche-Comté Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie
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Versions available
1. Empowering local players
2. Knowing our territories' resources and flows
3. Rethink financing solutions
4. Inventing new local governance
5. Urban planning as a way of reducing energy use
Local examples
Mayors' message for the energy transition
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Promotional materials
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