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 and...Leggi altro
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) and...Leggi altro
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...Leggi altro
On 13th and 14th June, a delegation from the covenant signatory Smiltene (Latvia) visited the island of Milos (Greece) in the framework of a Covenant of Mayors’ Twinning. Representatives of both cities had the chance to exchange on their climate and energy challenges, finding commonalities and possible ways forward.
The city of...Leggi altro
The Committee of the Regions is reflecting on "Covenant of Mayors post 2020" and is drafting an opinion on this topic. Rapporteur Mrs Benedetta Brighenti is willing to gather as much feedback as possible from the territories and to include in her opinion the voices of citizens - both the youngest and the more experienced - public...Leggi altro
The community energy landscape in Europe has been radically transformed by the Renewable Energy Directive. The new landscape will only be fully mapped as communities explore the boundaries of their new role in the energy transition. Energy Cities has put together a guidebook ‘How cities can back renewable energy communities’ to...Leggi altro
The Innovation in Politics Awards is a Europe-wide civil society initiative designed to highlight audacious policies and policy makers. This year will mark its third edition.
Local actors, municipalities, regions, mayors, tend to be particularly innovative. Yet, their bold actions do not always get the attention they deserve....Leggi altro
In the beginning of May, the Association of Flemish Municipalities proposed a Sustainability Pact towards to other governments in Belgium. On the occasion of the formation of new governments and parliaments on the regional (Flemish), national (Belgian) and European level, the Flemish local governments expressed their belief in the...Leggi altro
The European Green Capital award for 2021 was awarded last night to Lahti during a ceremony held in the current Green Capital, Oslo. The two Green Leaf awards 2021 reward the ambitious plans of the Covenant cities of Limerick and Mechelen.
The European Green Capital Award aims to recognise the environmental achievements of European...Leggi altro
The aim of the Urban Adaptation Map Viewer, developed by Climate-ADAPT, a partnership between the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA), is to provide an overview of the current and future climate hazards faced by European cities.
The map viewer collates information from various sources on the observed and...Leggi altro