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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.
Climate change - 15.06.2015English and Spanish) to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and set up projects to adapt their territories to climate change.
CITYnvest - 12.05.2015
The application pack is available in English and the submission deadline has been extended to 23 May 2015.
CITYnvest is a project, in which CEMR is involved, that aims to support local government’s efforts to finance energy efficiency in public buildings.
Urban mobility - 03.10.2014SUMP) Award recognises outstanding work being carried out by cities and local authorities across Europe to meet the transport needs of their communities in an effective and sustainable way. The winner will be awarded with €10.000.
For further information on how to apply, consult the Do the right mix website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date to participate is 3 November 2014.
European Green Capital - 25.07.2014European Green Capital Award rewards every year cities making remarkable efforts in favour of a more sustainable urbanisation. After entitling Ljubljana in 2016, the European Commission is now looking for the perfect candidate for the next edition. If your city is is leading the way in environmentally friendly urban living, do not hesitate to apply before 20 October.
Get more information about the application process and useful tips by participating in the workshop organised by the European Commission on 5 September 2014 in Brussels.
Urban mobility - 01.07.2014
“P'tit Vélib'” was launched on 18 June by Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and co-president of our global organisation, UCLG. Get further information on the the Paris City Hall's website (in French).
European Green Capital - 30.06.2014European green capital award on 24 June. The Slovenian capital was rewarded for its efforts made in favour of more sustainable cities. The jury – members of the EU institutions, ICLEI or the Covenant of Mayors among others – praised the city’s commitment to sustainable urban development through its “Vision 2025” programme. It also acknowledged Ljubljana's efforts to raise citizens’ awareness about environmental issues.
Urban mobility - 15.05.2014opinion paper we welcome the Commission’s initiative to recognise functional areas for local government, including urban and rural linkages.
Climate change - 12.02.2014Launched by the European commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, this campaign allowed to create an exchange platform on climate, mainly for achieve the EU’s objective of an 80-95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The CEMR, deeply committed to the fight against climate change, took part to this campaign along with 320 other participating organisations.
To round off this initiative, a report has been published by the Commission.
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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