On April 25th the European Covenant of Mayors was at the 5th Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities Conference. The event - convened by Covenant supporter ICLEI and the European Environment Agency - gathered around 200 participants, mostly European experts on urban resilience and adaptation, for interactive workshops and...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
A recent study, supported by the EU funded project RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable dEvelopment for citieS) assessed the vulnerability of European cities to climate change.
Last 17 April, the Covenant signatory City of Torres Vedras (Portugal) hosted a Covenant of Mayors workshop that gathered 60 participants from all over Portugal, to discuss local examples and common challenges, moderated by the Covenant supporter ANMP (National Association of Portuguese municipalities). The event...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
We have interviewed Gil Penalosa, Founder & Chair of World Urban Parks & 8 80 Cities for the April/May issue of the European Covenant newsletter .
The Interview can be found in all EU languages under the following links:
In less than one month, the EU flagship event on the state of the clean energy transition in Europe is taking place in Brussels. Organised by the EU Commission between 4-8 June 2018, the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 (EUSEW) brings together all European energy transition players to discuss new policy developments, best...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
Cities are taking action on climate change and boosting the local energy transition, but for good climate and energy policy to take effect, all stakeholders must be on board. In the Finnish Covenant city Vaasa, the local government has a stake in the local alliance ‘Energy Vaasa’ (made up of 140 companies), and is...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
On May 2nd the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its last findings on global air pollution. WHO Ambient Air Quality Database includes now more than 4300 cities in 108 countries, making it the most comprehensive of its kind.
Data show that pollution levels remain high in many parts of the world: 9 out of 10 people...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
The European Capital of Smart Tourism award is an initiative of the European Commission Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) rewarding two European cities that have developed the smartest, most innovative and inclusive approaches in their tourism development.
Tourism is the...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
Earth Day is global event during which everyone can take a stand and show their commitment to the protection of the environment. On April 22nd each year, citizens can organise marches and petitions, mobilise their elected officials, plant trees, or clean their towns and roads.
This year's Earth Day edition will focus on...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
Compete4SECAP (C4S) is an EU Horizon 2020 funded project involving Covenant supporter ICLEI Europe, which aims at supporting local authorities to put their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) into action.
The project promotes the adoption of standardized energy management systems in municipalities through the...Διαβάστε περισσότερα