• New Covenant Case Study: the LEMON project in Reggio Emilia

    August 13, 2019

    Funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, the LEMON Project provides technical assistance to public and private organisations for the energy retrofitting of 622 social housing units in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma.

    socialIn the Reggio Emilia province, almost half of the building stock was built before the 1960s, which has...Citește mai mult

  • Vilnius delegate back from Nice with plenty of ideas!

    August 2, 2019

    Representative of Vilnius Egle Randyte recently met his peers from Nice Cote d’Azur as part of the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme. While a Europe-wide heatwave troubled the activities, it served as a reminder of the need for cities to engage in such important exchanges on climate adaptation practices.

    Here are some of...Citește mai mult

  • Interview - “There is a need for reconnecting energy transition projects to local communities”

    August 1, 2019

    Interview with Zoran Kordić, Co-Founder of the Croatian energy cooperative Zelena energetska zadruga (ZEZ).

    Select your language:

    български (bg) // čeština (cs)  // dansk (da) // deutsch (de) // Ελληνικά (el) // español (es) // eesti (et) // suomi (fi) // français (fr) // gaeilge (ga) // hrvatski (hr) // magyar (hu) // Citește mai mult

  • European cities rewarded for their innovative use of heat pumps

    Iulie 31, 2019

     

    The Heat Pump City of the Year Awards, organised by the European Heat Pump Association, reward cities developing projects that include innovative solutions based on heat pumps. The competition aims at highlighting best practices and promoting the potential of heat pumps in the energy transition.

     

     

    It also features 3...Citește mai mult

  • Get another chance to join the PROSPECT learning programme

    Iulie 25, 2019

    The EU-funded PROSPECT programme enables peer-to-peer learning for regional and local authorities to help them finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans.

    It is divided in five thematic categories:

    • Public buildings
    • Private buildings
    • Public lighting
    • Transport
    • Cross-sectoral (energy production...Citește mai mult
  • How Vaasa involves cultural and economic actors in climate action

    Iulie 22, 2019

    Last month, representatives from the city of Vaasa (Finland) made a 12-hour journey to visit their peers in the Belgian city of Gent for a packed two-day exchange on all things green, clean and engaging!

    Friendship between the cities has grown since the first visit took place last year in Vaasa, where Gent learnt of the...Citește mai mult

  • Cities massively declare a state of climate emergency

    Iulie 19, 2019

    More than 300 European cities have now declared climate emergency* at a municipal level. Covenant signatories are at the heart of the movement, and many examples of climate emergency declarations can already be listed amongst the Covenant of Mayors Community.

    Reacting to an increasing awareness about the risks faced by cities...Citește mai mult

  • "Mayors need to think in a sustainable way and walk their talk" - rewinding SET-Plan Conference

    Iulie 17, 2019

    The 12th SET Plan Conference & CoR ENVE Conference was held on 12-14 June in Bucharest, and organised by Covenant Supporter AMR (Association of Municipalities in Romania). The conference discussed how to make the ecological transition happen locally, and how to foster dialogue between the public sector (municipalities, regions)...Citește mai mult

  • Ath and Saldus cooperate to create strategies for climate action

    Iulie 15, 2019

    As part of the Covenant of Mayors Twinning Programme, the town of Ath (Belgium) visited the town of Saldus (Latvia) on 4th and 5th July 2019.

    The aim of the twinning programme is to identify common challenges and to discuss effective climate and energy policies. Saldus was the host of this first visit, where the cities had the...Citește mai mult

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