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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 - 10.11.2015
A conference about how to support towns and regions in achieving their ambitionsNext 18 November we will address how cities are more and more committed to fight global warming and how networks like the Covenant 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 - 15.07.2015
Two environmental awards for European cities, apply now!The European 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.
Climate - 02.07.2015
"Countries cannot achieve their climate targets without regional efforts,” said Frédéric VallierIn the frame of the the World Summit Climate & Territories in Lyon, Euractiv France talks to our secretary general about local government’s action to tackle climate change.
The interview is available in English and in French.
Climate change - 16.06.2015
Open letter: 5 networks of local government call for a decentralised production of energyNatural gas will not be the solution, only decentralised local energy schemes will make the difference: this is what we pledged in a joint open 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 - 15.06.2015
Mayors from Latin America and Europe commit to tackle climate changeMayors from the EU, Latin America and Caribbean met on 4 June in Brussels to discuss how local government from both regions can contribute to economic growth and tackle climate change. As a result of the discussions, local leaders adopted a declaration (available in English and Spanish) to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and set up projects to adapt their territories to climate change.
CITYnvest - 12.05.2015
CEMR & CITYnvest are looking for translatorsThe project CITYnvest is planning to subcontract translation services for its documents and promotional material, like leaflets, press releases, texts for the website or policy recommendations. The contract will last three years and the translation languages will be English, French, Spanish and Bulgarian.
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 - 03.10.2014
Take the EU Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award for a chance to win €10.000The 3rd annual edition of the EU’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) 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 email@example.com.
The closing date to participate is 3 November 2014.
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