Addressing climate change adaptation in cities is increasingly urgent as nearly 75 % of Europeans live in urban areas. This number expected to grow in coming years. Moreover, the way we plan and construct our cities remains unsustainable, the European Environment Agency (EEA) report ‘Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and...Citește mai mult
On 6 October 2020, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Geneva City Hub hosted the Forum of Mayors in Geneva to discuss city-level action for a resilient future. During this event, city leaders from Europe, North America, Central Asia and the Caucasus came together to exchange on key questions such...Citește mai mult
The French city of Grenoble is the winner of the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award 2022. The title of European Green Leaf 2021 is shared by Gabrovo (Bulgaria) and Lappeenranta (Finland). All 3 cities are signatories to the European Covenant of Mayors!
The MAVA Fundation just launched a call for proposals "Keeping nature at the heart of post-COVID recovery".
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to light our broken relationship with nature. There are more voices in all spheres asking to “build back better”, to ‘reset’ the economy and to redirect our economic and financial...Citește mai mult
Leuven, Belgium, has been named the 2020 European Capital of Innovation for its use of innovation to improve residents’ lives.
The €1 million cash prize, which every year recognises...Citește mai mult
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. Every year, it brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due to the Covid19 – related restrictions, the 2020’s edition will take...Citește mai mult
To accelerate carbon-emission reduction, the Finnish city of Lahti offers citizens free transport tickets and food as rewards for being "eco-citizens". And for this, citizens make use of a dedicated app.
The "CitiCap" initiative, funded by the European Union, invites inhabitants to track their carbon emissions when commuting or...Citește mai mult
The district of Kispest (Budapest, Hungary) engaged citizens to collaborate in the development of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Adaptation Plan (SECAP) using a publicsurvey.
In 2015, the district of Kispest decided to start developing a local climate adaptation plan. This intention drove Kispest to become a Covenant of...Citește mai mult
The EU funded project FALCO developed financing solutions for climate investments that go beyond 'business as usual'. The project focus on three types of investments:
The prestigious title of European Green Capital is awarded every year to a European city of 100,000+ inhabitants for its commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability. The European Green Leaf Award 2022 is also underway, for smaller cities with 20,000 to 99,999 inhabitants. The Commission will award a financial...Citește mai mult