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European cities driving energy transition

13 July 2015

The Covenant of Mayors and the Smart Cities & Communities initiatives organised a joint event on June 17 within the framework of the High-level Policy Conference “European cities driving the energy transition”, which was held as part of the European Commission’s European Sustainable Energy Week organised (EUSEW).

The joint event aimed at highlighting the key role played by cities - both large and small - in achieving energy transition. The conference notably showcased the progress...

Cities and regions commit to fighting climate change

13 July 2015

Cities and regions of the world announced a series of commitments to fight climate change at the World Summit Climate & Territories in Lyon on July 2. When implemented, these commitments will represent a reduction of carbon emissions of 1.5 billion tonnes by 2020. According to a declaration signed by 50 organisations representing subnational and local governments and civil society, it will not be possible to tackle climate disruption efficiently without adopting a territorial approach....