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19 June 2014 - 9:15am

European Commission, European Mobility Week

Teams from 32 cities across Europe took part in the European Cycling Challenge, which runs throughout May every year and encourages teams of cyclists to see how many car and public transport journeys can be replaced with cycling.

More than 1.6 million kilometres were cycled, with the top... Read more

Source: http://www.mobilityweek.eu/news/view/article/2014/06/04/cities-cycle-more-than-a...

19 June 2014 - 9:15am

European Commission, European Mobility Week

Providing a detailed overview of how quality of life can be improved through engaging in more sustainable mobility practices, the recently published Thematic Guidelines offer a wealth of information, statistics and inspirational examples of good practice across Europe and beyond.

The... Read more

Source: http://www.mobilityweek.eu/news/view/article/2014/05/27/thematic-guidelines-for-...

16 June 2014 - 12:38pm

Béatrice Alcaraz

Public space can be seen as more than just the physical space owned by the state based on property regulations. It is the space owned by all, and which, from a socio-cultural point of view, is the community expression of the contact and communion among
individuals.... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/USER-Project-What-does-really-mean

10 June 2014 - 2:09pm

Béatrice Alcaraz

Where can we find the financial resources necessary to implement energy transition in towns and cities ? As this issue tends to be given secondary importance in a context of reduced public spending, Energy Cities explains two ways of making local savings a genuine energy transition driver.... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/Local-savings-to-finance-energy

4 June 2014 - 10:45am

UNDP in Croatia

Planting urban gardens, using straw and mud as building materials, riding bicycles – these were among the proposals featured during a panel discussion in Zagreb aimed at identifying ways in which individuals can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create low-carbon cities.

How will... Read more

Source: http://www.hr.undp.org/content/croatia/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/succ...

4 June 2014 - 10:30am

ICLEI and University of Cambridge

A new briefing distils the key findings from the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report. It reveals the growing threat of climate change to cities as well as their potential to curb greenhouse gas emissions to prevent further climate change:
 ... Read more

Source: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/782453/aee270e0b4/1304144209/14655aed4a/

3 June 2014 - 5:01pm

Gérard Magnin

Reviving people's enthusiasm for Europe… Rekindling a desire for Europe... These expressions and variant versions are to be found in an increasing number of articles as the European elections are drawing near. Their authors are right. Nothing good is made without passion. The question is how to... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/For-a-Europe-of-Projects-the

2 June 2014 - 2:27pm

Alix Bolle

The Covenant of Mayors has been cited as a “key action” to moderate energy demand in the recently-published European Commission Energy Security paper. Energy Cities strongly welcomes this recognition of the Covenant strategic dimension, following a letter our President addressed early May to... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/Covenant-of-Mayors-recognised-as

28 May 2014 - 4:15pm

Zoran Kordic from UNDP Croatia

Transition towards post-carbon cities

The tribune and panel discussion on the low-carbon development was held in Zagreb, Croatia.

For the first time in human history, monthly concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere reached concentrations above 400 parts... Read more

27 May 2014 - 10:15am

Floriane Bernardot

One way to facilitate greater buy-in to sustainable transport initiatives and measures is to demonstrate the benefits and return on investment.

After all when major schemes are put forward the over-riding emphasis for doing it is because of the economic benefits.... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/Mobility-Transport-Call-for

26 May 2014 - 10:30am

Ecologic Institute

The new WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, established in May 2014, will integrate expertise and hands on experience in energy and climate change, governance, sustainable transport, water resources, and... Read more

23 May 2014 - 11:00am

Béatrice Alcaraz

Since July 2013, the city hall of Malmö has been headed by Ms. Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh.

Sweden's third largest city, home to 312,000 inhabitants, is widely recognized as one of the greenest and most sustainable cities in the world, with CO2 reduction targets... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/Malmo-Sweden-When-high-climate

16 April 2014 - 11:44am

Floriane Bernardot

On 13 April 2014, the IPCC published the last contribution of its Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change. This report from Working Group III, focusing on climate change mitigation, finds that it is not too late to act, and that it is even possible at lower cost than widely claimed.... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/IPCC-report-Fast-and-ambitious

4 April 2014 - 5:48pm

Floriane Bernardot

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called on the European Union leaders to speed up the adoption of new 2030 climate & energy targets and lead the global effort to deal with climate change.

On the occasion of a Friends of Europe debate "On the road to... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/Energy-climate-2030-Ban-Ki-Moon

2 April 2014 - 10:25am

Floriane Bernardot

"Understanding [the] challenges and tackling them creatively can make climate-change adaptation an important way to help build a more vibrant world in the near-term and beyond"

On 31 March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report stating... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/IPCC-Report-Understanding-the

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