Currently, Europe is using around half on its energy consumption for heating and cooling (H&C). The sector relies mostly on fossil fuels and it is responsible for about 27% of CO2 emissions. To decarbonise Europe’ energy system, our approach to heating and cooling needs to change!
At the end of November 2018, the European Commission adopted its 2050 vision for a climate-neutral Europe. In its bold long-term strategy, the EU executive body stressed the importance of local actions in reaching the ambitious goals set by the Paris Agreement.
Are European cities ready to take on this challenge? We interviewed...Read more
Scope: The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) initiative has been very effective in mobilising a large number of cities in Europe and in the world in taking effective actions for mitigating climate change. Nevertheless, experience shows that decision makers are often not aware of the interplay between climate mitigation measures and air quality...Read more
The European Green Capital Award (EGCA) is sharing good practices in making cities greener. The EGCA 2019 Good Practice Factsheets provide real life examples of how the EGCA 2019 applicant cities have become more sustainable, offering their citizens a better quality of life.