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Interview with Paolo Pomponi, Mayor of Montaione, Italy.
You have achieved early the goal set in your Covenant of Mayors action plan for 2020! How did you meet this challenge?
Applications for the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards are now open. The competition rewards exemplary and concrete actions to adapt to climate change in the Mediterranean. It is organised by the French Agency for ecological transition (ADEME), with the support of its Mediterranean partners the Union for the Mediterranean (
In their jointly organised webinar on January 28th, the Covenant of Mayors and the Smart Cities Marketplace discussed the needs of cities and what investors are looking for when considering to finance local climate and energy actions.
This document aims to help fast-tracking financially viable smart climate-neutral urban projects in an integrated and inclusive way. It provides a roadmap for this purpose, which summarises the different stages of developing a coherent urban development process and the different steps of each stage providing checklists. It also advises...Læs mere
Interview with Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku, Finland
Turku managed to cut one third of its greenhouse gas emissions compared to the year 1990. Which measures did you adopt to achieve this?
According to the latest figures of 2019, we have actually already cut 37% of our emissions from the level of 1990 and are well on the way to halve...Læs mere
The European Social Economy Regions (ESER) initiative has been launched in 2018 in order to raise awareness on social economy at regional and local level and build local networks of social economy stakeholders.
Between 2018-2020 more than 90 regions, municipalities and cities from all over Europe have joined the initiative and...Læs mere
Opening today! An opportunity to apply to the new Covenant of Mayors peer learning programme; to learn, be inspired and take action on your climate and energy challenges.
The new programme builds on the success of the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme, and offers cities, regions, and provinces across Europe the opportunity to...Læs mere
Apply by 10 March 2021!
With around €10 billion of support over 2020-2030, the Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, aiming to bring to the market industrial solutions to decarbonise Europe.
The second call for proposals under the Innovation...Læs mere
After three and a half years of intensive work, this is time for the H2020-funded PROSPECT project to end, but not without great successes and achievements to look back at!
Innovative financing is often an option for climate projects, but cities, municipalities and regions need to know how to activate and use it: PROSPECT filled that...Læs mere
“As a buyer from a government, we must give the right signal. We must stimulate the market. With the Big Buyers group, we give attention, we motivate each other. We have to make big steps, but if we do it together, it’s easier.” - Richard Brabers, city of Rotterdam, member of the Big Buyers Initiative heavy-duty electric vehicles...Læs mere