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Newsletter - December 2017

Council of European Municipalities and Regions

Local and regional governments' view
of European affairs 

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Covenant of Mayors

Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam: 'Cities close the gap between global ambitions and action at local level'

The City of Amsterdam joined the Covenant of Mayors in 2009, and has committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 40% by 2025. Could you tell us more about your city’s long term vision as regards climate and energy?

Amsterdam is a dedicated supporter of the Paris Climate Agreement and integrated sustainability concepts. We consider sustainability as an engine for society and a driver of the economy. Therefore, Amsterdam strives to become entirely fossil-fuel free and independent from coal, oil and gas on the long term. The result will be a creative and varied city, economically and socially strong, with a healthy living environment.

Amsterdam has positioned itself as one of the frontrunners in climate action by taking the bold decision to phase out of natural gas heating by 2050. We have made this decision without clearly knowing how to reach our goal. But if you never start, you’ll never be able to find out what it is the best way to do it!

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Bilbao 2018

Programme, speakers: the latest update on our conference in Bilbao


CITYnvest unveils 5 recommendations to improve access to finance at local level

Africa - Europe

Stefano Bonaccini: 'In Africa and Europe, the future is local – ignoring it is a dramatic mistake'


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5 recommendations for improving access to finance at local level



5 recommandations pour améliorer l'accès aux financements à l'échelle locale



5 recomendaciones para un entorno financiero que facilite la eficiencia energética a escala local



5 Empfehlungen: Finanzierung von Energieeffizienzprojekten auf lokaler Ebene

- Upcoming events -
31 January
  .  European associations of towns and regions meet the European Committee of the Regions and the Commission
Location : Brussels
21 - 22 February
  .  Covenant of Mayors for climate and energy's ceremony
Location : Brussels
22 - 24 May
  .  #EUGreenWeek
Location : Brussels
11 - 13 June
  .  CEMR conference on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Location : Bilbao


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