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Circular economy - 24.04.2017
LIFE, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, has published a long brochure on the circular economy. It includes interviews with experts and MEPs and hundreds of projects that can inspire local governments throughout Europe.
Sustainable energy - 20.04.2017FEDARENE is launching the third edition of the Roger Léron Award, which aims to reward an individual for their contribution towards sustainable energy transition at local or regional level in Europe.
Do you know someone who deserves the award? Suggest a nomination before 1 June.
Climate Chance - 06.04.2017Climate Chance World Summit are currently looking for contributions from non-state actors in the form of presentations, papers or public policy actions in order to put together the workshop programme.
Do you have any innovative ideas? If yes, please answer the call for contributions before 15 April.
Energy efficiency - 05.04.2017CITYnvest, of course. But there’s more: the Commission has produced 3 webinars (online seminars) on the issue, which you can watch for free.
EU Mobility Awards - 22.03.2017Malmö and Brussels! To Malmö, for winning the 2016 European Mobility Week Award, and to Brussels-Capital Region for winning the 5th Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) award.
It's not the first time these cities have shown their commitment to sustainability: they are also signatories of the Covenant of Mayors.
Climate change - 28.02.2017EEA) published a report on “Financing urban adaptation to climate change.”
This report highlights innovative local solutions that can inspire other local governments across Europe.
COP22 - 16.11.2016
On 17 November, CEMR, PLATFORMA and further partners including UCLG, are organising a session to discuss opportunities for funding for local government while involving other stakeholders (civil society, research, etc.).
Follow the event live online from 16h45 to 18h15 (Brussels time 17h45-19h15).
Speakers will include:
- Mohammed Sadiki, Mayor of Rabat
- Wael Hmaidan, Director of CAN-International Secretariat
- Claire Charbit, Deputy Head of the Regional Development Policy Division of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD
- Pierre Ducret, I4CE President and Special Advisor for climate change, Caisse des Dépôts Group
- André Pouilles, Directeur du Département des Appuis Transversaux, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
- Frédéric Vallier, CEMR secretary general
European Green Capital - 11.10.2016
It’s one thing to see the policy on paper, but what does it look like on the ground? European Green Capital and European Green Leaf have published their Good Practices report, with a great number of examples from European cities implementing sustainable urban planning.
From energy coaching to tap water promotion, find inspiration from great sustainable urban planning projects all around Europe here.
C40 - 09.08.2016elected new president of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Groupon on Monday 8 August. The C40 gathers 83 of the world’s biggest cities committed to addressing climate change. She will hold this position for three years.
Anne Hidalgo, who is also president of UCLG Standing committee on gender equality, will be the first woman chair of this organisation.
Eva Baños de Guisasola
Policy Adviser - Environment, Energy and Climate
Tel. : +32 2 213 86 99
Skype : eva.banos.de.guisasola
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