• Leuven named the 2020 European capital of innovation

    Settembre 24, 2020

    Leuven, Belgium, has been named the 2020 European Capital of Innovation for its use of innovation to improve residents’ lives.

    Leuven, Belgium won the 2020 €1 million iCapital cash prize. Image credit - Wouter Hagens/ Wikimedia, licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0


    The €1 million cash prize, which every year recognises...Leggi altro

  • Register now to the European Week of Regions & Cities!

    Settembre 16, 2020

    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 place in...Leggi altro

  • Lahti, Finland: Citizens get rewarded for climate-friendly behaviours

    Settembre 8, 2020

    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...Leggi altro

  • Citizens in Budapest's district Kispest co-created the local adaptation stragegy!

    Agosto 24, 2020

    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 Mayors...Leggi altro

  • Financing solution in the field of climate investments for your municipality

    Luglio 30, 2020

    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:

    • Renovation of public buildings,
    • Energy efficiency measures for SME’s,
    • Renovation of private buildings (e.g. apartments / private houses / private schools /...Leggi altro
  • Will your city be the next European Green Capital winner?

    Luglio 27, 2020

    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...Leggi altro

  • Pavement irrigation to cool down waiting areas in Nice

    Luglio 20, 2020

    The Covenant signatory Nice Côte d'Azur(France) put in place an innovative adaptation measure first invented in Japan to reduce the effect of Urban Heat Island for pedestrian. A new case study is available in our library!

    The Urban Heat Island phenomenon, higher temperatures in urban areas compared to the ones in their surroundings,...Leggi altro

  • "Small Talk with the Mayor" - Get to know the Covenant Community in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus!

    Luglio 17, 2020

    This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Covenant of Mayors Office in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus celebrated the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020 in a digital format.

    Thousands of participants from the Eastern Partnership countries met on different online platforms to discuss life beyond the crisis, hold talks about...Leggi altro

  • Re-boo(s)t your local economy and make it circular with 4th generation district heating and cooling!

    Luglio 16, 2020

    The Interreg project HeatNet North West Europe (HeatNet NWE) developed useful resources to support the devlopment of modern district heating & cooling (DHC) network. 

    Despite the reduction of economic activities (and CO2 emissions) due to the pandemic, cities' energy needs for electricity and heating are still expected to grow and...Leggi altro

  • Life Heatland Project

    Luglio 16, 2020

    The LIFE HEATLAND project directly addresses urban adaptation to the consequences of climate change, in particular, it seeks to minimize the effect of the urban heat island (UHI) by using new pavements with less solar storage than conventional ones, which will contribute to a better quality of life and human well-being. The...Leggi altro

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