The prestigious titles of European Green Capital (EGCA) and European Green Leaf (EGLA) are awarded every year to European cities for their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability. The European Commission's competition to find the next winner of the EGCA and EGLA titles are open for applications.
Funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, the LEMON Project provides technical assistance to public and private organisations for the energy retrofitting of 622 social housing units in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma.
In the Reggio Emilia province, almost half of the building stock was built before the 1960s, which has...Lesen Sie mehr
Representative of Vilnius Egle Randyte recently met his peers from Nice Cote d’Azur as part of the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme. While a Europe-wide heatwave troubled the activities, it served as a reminder of the need for cities to engage in such important exchanges on climate adaptation practices.
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Interview with Zoran Kordić, Co-Founder of the Croatian energy cooperative Zelena energetska zadruga (ZEZ).
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The Heat Pump City of the Year Awards, organised by the European Heat Pump Association, reward cities developing projects that include innovative solutions based on heat pumps. The competition aims at highlighting best practices and promoting the potential of heat pumps in the energy transition.
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The EU-funded PROSPECT programme enables peer-to-peer learning for regional and local authorities to help them finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans.
It is divided in five thematic categories:
Last month, representatives from the city of Vaasa (Finland) made a 12-hour journey to visit their peers in the Belgian city of Gent for a packed two-day exchange on all things green, clean and engaging!
More than 300 European cities have now declared climate emergency* at a municipal level. Covenant signatories are at the heart of the movement, and many examples of climate emergency declarations can already be listed amongst the Covenant of Mayors Community.
Reacting to an increasing awareness about the risks faced by cities and...Lesen Sie mehr
The 12th SET Plan Conference & CoR ENVE Conference was held on 12-14 June in Bucharest, and organised by Covenant Supporter AMR (Association of Municipalities in Romania). The conference discussed how to make the ecological transition happen locally, and how to foster dialogue between the public sector (municipalities, regions)...Lesen Sie mehr
The aim of the twinning programme is to identify common challenges and to discuss effective climate and energy policies. Saldus was the host of this first visit, where the cities had the...Lesen Sie mehr