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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.
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.
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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