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9 September 2019

ICLEI Europe to participate in European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

Every year since 2003, the European Commission has hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), a four-day event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, debates, and networking activities all as opportu...

15 August 2019

Cities invited to join peers to learn about electric mobility planning

Only two slots remain for cities to join an Uptake Cities Group on electric mobility as part of the GreenCharge project, for which ICLEI is a partner. GreenCharge will work with up to twelve Uptake Cities who will learn about zero emissions transport systems, electric vehicles and green energy thro...

2 August 2019

European Investment Bank to align energy funding with long-term climate goal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently published a new draft energy lending policy. If approved, this will align EIB’s lending with the EU’s long-term climate targets by investing in green energy, and ceasing support of new fossil fuel-based projects by the end of 2020. In order to...

1 August 2019

Get certified in sustainable district energy and thermal energy network planning

Are you interested in improved heating and cooling planning, and in implementing better local sustainable energy and climate action plans and projects? Would you like to get certified for having acquired and demonstrated knowledge and competences in this field? The online THERMOS Train-the-Trainer ...

24 July 2019

The European Commission’s Platform to support coal regions in transition

Coal is mined in 41 regions across 12 EU countries, coal activities provide jobs to more than 230,000 people, and around 24 percent of the European power generation mix is based on coal. Despite coal’s importance within Europe, it is indisputable that the future of European energy does not li...

18 July 2019

Private building renovations can help achieve climate targets

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings. Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

25 June 2019

New free tool launched to support local energy planning

The THERMOS project – of which ICLEI Europe is a partner – launched the latest version of the THERMOS tool at European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) this month. The tool is a free, user-friendly, state-of-the-art energy system mapping and modelling software tailored to support local a...

17 June 2019

New technology drives Aalborg closer to carbon neutrality

On 12 June, a unique electric bus was rolled out in ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark). The bus is equipped with innovative technology that allows it to be recharged in just minutes. Its so-called “super capacitator” can be recharged in only six minutes, and contributes to the vehicle being...

12 June 2019

Initiative to tackle urban noise and emissions open to local authorities

Cities, local and regional governments across the globe are at the forefront of efforts to decrease emissions across sectors. In this landscape, an ICLEI Europe partner project, EVERYWH2ERE, has launched a Regions & Cities Interest Group for pioneering authorities working to reduce urban noise a...