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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.
COP22 - 03.08.2016
That’s the essence of the response CEMR and PLATFORMA have sent to the consultation led by UNFCCC on the global roadmap for the Global Climate Action Agenda, ahead of COP22 in Marrakesh.
COP21 was a success for towns, regions and the climate – we want COP22 to follow the same path.
You can find the full response here.
European Green Capital - 30.06.2016workshop on Friday 1 July for cities interested in applying for the 2019 European Green Capital Award.
This workshop will give an overview of the competition, the dos and don’ts of applying, and advice from previous and current winners. It will take place at the European Commission in Brussels, and will also be webstreamed.
The European Green Capital Award is given to the cities that set the highest standards in environmentally-friendly sustainable urban development.
For further information and to register, please click here.
Energy Efficiency - 15.03.2016high-level stakeholder event organised by the Commission on 14 March. The aim of the event was to discuss the future of two EU directives that are at the core of the Energy Union Strategy, and which are now in the process of being revised: the directive on energy efficiency (EED) and the directive on energy performance on buildings (EPBD).
On this occasion, CEMR put forward several messages to ensure the right revision of each directive, including:
- To maintain a high ambition at EU level to reach energy efficiency;
- To involve local and regional governments in all the reviews of the directives and at the early stage;
- To allow for flexibility in reaching energy efficiency and performance in buildings;
- To assisting towns and regions with the appropriate financial and governance means
Circular economy - 26.02.2016Simona Bonafe - rapporteur of the waste package reports - highlighted at a CEMR expert group meeting on waste management, on 25 February 2016.
The meeting constituted a platform for exchange of views with EU officials that will serve to enrich CEMR's position paper to be published in the coming weeks.
Eva Baños de Guisasola
Adviser - Energy and Climate
Tel. : +32 2 213 86 99
Skype : eva.banos.de.guisasola
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