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EU Green Week - 23.10.2017
Be a host during EU Green WeekThe 2018 edition of the EU Green Week will be focusing on the theme of ‘Green Cities for a Greener Future’. You could host the opening or closing ceremony, bringing huge visibility to your town or region and its green achievements. Answer the call by 3 November.
Heatwave - 26.06.2017
It's hot, isn't it? How to deal with heat at local levelHow do cities adapt to rising temperatures? This article (in French) gives some examples of good practices to follow when cities get hot.
Circular economy - 24.04.2017
Inspiring the transition to a circular economyThe transition to a circular economy is one of the greatest environmental, social and economic challenges of our towns and regions’ future.
LIFE, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, has published a long brochure on the circular economy. It includes interviews with experts and MEPs and hundreds of projects that can inspire local governments throughout Europe.
Sustainable energy - 20.04.2017
Who deserves to win the award for local sustainable energy transition?At local level, one person can make a big difference. FEDARENE is launching the third edition of the Roger Léron Award, which aims to reward an individual for their contribution towards sustainable energy transition at local or regional level in Europe.
Do you know someone who deserves the award? Suggest a nomination before 1 June.
Climate Chance - 06.04.2017
Call for contributions: help build the Climate Chance World Summit programmeThe organisers of the Climate Chance World Summit are currently looking for contributions from non-state actors in the form of presentations, papers or public policy actions in order to put together the workshop programme.
Do you have any innovative ideas? If yes, please answer the call for contributions before 15 April.
Energy efficiency - 05.04.2017
3 webinars on innovative financing for energy efficiencyHow can you find innovative financing for energy efficiency? CITYnvest, of course. But there’s more: the Commission has produced 3 webinars (online seminars) on the issue, which you can watch for free.
EU Mobility Awards - 22.03.2017
Malmö and Brussels win EU Mobility AwardsCongratulations to Malmö 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 - 28.02.2017
New report on financing urban adaptationTowns and cities often have a hard time meeting the costs required to adapt to climate change. On 27 February, the European Environment Agency (EEA) 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
How to finance local actions: Get the answers during our event on 17 NovemberMost of the investments to implement climate actions will be undertaken by towns and regions, but they often lack the necessary financial means.
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
Eva Baños de Guisasola
Adviser – Global Agendas, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate
Tel : +32 2 500 05 45
Skype : eva.banos.de.guisasola
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