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Sustainable energy week - 15.02.2016Energy day’s organiser during the Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), to be held from 13 to 16 June 2016.
Workshops, competitions, online events, open door days, or any other event you decide to organise should put forward local projects promoting secure, clean and efficient energy.
Covenant of Mayors Africa - 11.02.2016
To this aim, CEMR is organising a set of workshops in four African countries: Kenya, South Africa, Senegal and Cabo Verde. A first stop will take place in Cape Town (South Africa) on Friday 12 February.
Environmental noise - 04.02.2016consultation aims to collect the views of citizens and associations of citizens, local and regional governments as well all other interested stakeholders, addressing specifically the relevance, effectiveness and EU added value of the Environmental Noise Directive.
The deadline to participate is 28 March 2016.
COP21 - 11.12.2015
Our policy adviser for climate explains why towns and regions must be part of the solution to tackle climate changeHow towns and regions are already taking steps to fight global warming? Why they should be recognised as partners within the international negotiations (COP21)?
Our policy adviser for climate, Eva Baños, gives you the answers to these questions in a video interview made during the climate summit for local leaders in Paris.
COP21 - 10.11.2015Covenant of Mayors can contribute to these initiatives.
The conference "Climate: how to help cities in achieving their ambitions?" will be held in Brussels in the frame of the European Year for development.
If you are not able to attend it, you can follow the discussions on Twitter by using the hashatg #ID4DLT.
COP 21 - 22.07.2015
CEMR secretary general and spokesperson on environment talk about local actions to tackle climate changeIn a video interview, CEMR secretary general, Frédéric Vallier, talks about local government action to tackle climate change, their involvement within international negociations and CEMR expectations vis-a-vis COP21.
CEMR spokesperson on environment and Councillor of Runnymede (LGA, UK), Linda Gillham, also participates in a video interview to present CEMR's commitments on climate towards 2030.
These video interviews took place during the World summit climate and territories in Lyon, on 1 and 2 July 2015
Environment - 15.07.2015European Green Leaf is a competition open to cities with population of between 20,000 and 100,000. The prize recognises local government commitment to generate green growth and to stimulate citizens' environmental awareness and involvement.
The European Green Capital award is open to cities across Europe with over 100,000 inhabitants. This prize rewards every year cities making remarkable efforts in favour of a more sustainable urbanization.
Deadline for both competitions is Monday 19 October 2015.
Climate - 02.07.2015World Summit Climate & Territories in Lyon, Euractiv France talks to our secretary general about local government’s action to tackle climate change.
The interview is available in English and in French.
Climate change - 16.06.2015open letter* disseminated by the media Politico on 15 June.
In this document we reacted to a letter signed by six major energy multinationals, that calls for an efficient carbon market enabling the scaling up of gas as a solution to the climate problem.
*The open letter was signed by CEMR, Climate Alliance, ENERGY Cities, Fedarene and ICLEI.
Eva Baños de Guisasola
Adviser - Energy and Climate
Tel. : +32 2 213 86 99
Skype : eva.banos.de.guisasola
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