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Interview with Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Torino, Italy.
What are Torino’s key actions and results in accelerating a just climate transition?
Turin has made great...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
After a huge enthusiasm around the 1st call for projects, that received over 250 applications, the European City Facility (EUCF) just opened the second call for proposals with increased resources!
In this second round (29 March - 31 May), an even larger number of local authorities will be selected to benefit from...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
Building on a survey among local authorities and on the climate-neutrality target of the European Union, the Covenant of Mayors movement in Europe has strengthened its ambitions: signatories are invited to step up their actions and accelerate the climate transition.
Big Buyers for Climate and Environment is a European Commission Initiative for promoting collaboration between big public buyers in implementing strategic public procurement for sustainable solutions. Public procurement can be a key tool in driving the development of innovative goods and services on the European market. By...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
Are you implementing local climate and energy actions? Looking for inspiring examples to replicate?! Do you have plans to create a local climate pact with citizens and business but don’t know where to start? Are you a frontrunner aiming for carbon neutrality and would like to strategise with peers? Or perhaps you’re looking...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
On the 18th of January 2021, the Covenant launched its new peer learning programme, which is open for registrations until 31st March 2021. Regions, sub-regional authorities and energy agencies can participate if they already are a member of the Covenant of Mayors or if they join by June 2021.
The Covenant of Mayors' peer...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
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?
I can proudly say that this is the outcome of great efforts made in the energy and environmental fields in the last 10 years. The first step...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
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...Διαβάστε περισσότερα
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...Διαβάστε περισσότερα