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Carbon responsible transport strategies for the North Sea Area

The aim of CARE-North was to develop a comprehensive, strategic and practical approach to urban and regional transport/accessibility in the North Sea Region in the context of climate change and declining oil supplies.


Local Climate Change Response

CHAMP's aim was to train and support local and subregional authorities in implementing an integrated management system for climate change mitigation and adaptation and to promote the method and the model Europe-wide.

It was a follow-up project of the Managing Urban Europe-25 project that ended i...


Innovation through Sustainable Procurement

SMART SPP – innovation through sustainable procurement promoted the introduction of new, innovative low carbon emission technologies and integrated solutions onto the European market by the pre-procurement phase of public tenders. Read about the guidance, tools and case studies produced here.


Decision Making and Implementation Tools for Delivery of Local & Regional Bio-Energy Chains

The MAKE-IT-BE project dealt with bio-energy. Its objective was to increase the bioenergy share in regional energy portfolios and enhance communication between relevant stakeholders.

Important actors in this field include rural bio-business, land and forest owners, waste companies, local governm...


Public Procurement Boosts Energy Efficiency

The project aims to harness the buying power of public authorities to drive the market for innovative environmental technologies. A partnership of public authorities from 6 European countries will undertake large-scale joint procurement of technologies to secure a higher market share for the most en...

Fostering SPP in Brazil

Fostering sustainable public procurement in Brazil (Fomentando Compras Públicas Sustentáveis no Brasil)

The project aims to implement sustainable public procurement (SPP) policies and measures in three pilot governments: State of São Paulo via the Secretary of Environment, State of Minas Gerais via the Secretary of Planning and the City of São Paulo via the Secretary of Environment. The project focu...

LG climate mobilization post-2012

Local Governments’ mobilization and backing for the development and implementation of a global and comprehensive post-2012 climate change agreement

The project "Local Governments’ mobilization and backing for the development and implementation of a global and comprehensive post-2012 climate change agreement” (Europe Aid) is co-funded by he European Commission and the Norwegian government.

This project has seven emerging economy countries...


Bicycle Policy Audit

BYPAD is an instrument enabling municipalities to evaluate and improve the quality of their local cycling policy. The instrument is based on the methods of total quality management. Target groups in the current project BYPAD Platform (2006-2008) are regions (BYPAD-region) and small towns (BYPAD-loca...

Biofuel Cities

Biofuel Cities - Co-Ordination Action Biofuel Cities European Partnership (CAB-CEP)

Biofuel Cities is a forum for the application of biofuels. Open to all stakeholders in the area of biofuels for vehicles, it seeks to integrate European research and pilot application of biofuels for vehicles with a focus on application at the local level. Biofuel Cities works to build a European pa...