14 February 2017 - 9:30am
9 January 2017 - 3:30pm
COP21 has demonstrated the pivotal role played by cities in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Beyond technology progress and roll out in urban contexts, the solution lies in governance and societal changes. For such reforms to take place locally, the right framework needs to be... Read more
30 December 2016 - 12:00pm
29 December 2016 - 3:15pm
The use of urban indicators and benchmarking exercises by local governments has proliferated in the last few years, mainly owing to the sustainability agenda. These kinds of indicators aim at measuring, tracking, assessing and comparing cities’ performance, with a view to guiding policy... Read more
22 December 2016 - 5:00pm
In the EU, cities are beginning to address their local carbon emissions through energy efficiency measures, improvements in waste management and investments in renewable energy. Yet, despite the measures, so far there has been little progress on how to reduce the individual footprint, which to a... Read more
20 December 2016 - 6:00pm
16 December 2016 - 4:45pm
A number of city-led initiatives have gained momentum in international cooperative action in 2016 ; for example, the Global Covenant of Mayors initiative, the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, and the Habitat III UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban... Read more
15 November 2016 - 3:45pm
15 November 2016 - 12:00pm
How creating visions of a post-carbon urban future can help generate a positive image of the transformed city in which urban life quality, economic and social vibrancy improve for citizens, while carbon emissions decrease? Utilising urban policies to facilitate transition towards a post-carbon... Read more
21 October 2016 - 6:00am
A transition towards sustainability is needed - at all levels and in all sectors.
Check out the brand new POCACITO video on how to facilitate the transition of EU cities to a forecasted sustainable or “post‐carbon” economic model!Read more
30 September 2016 - 11:45am
Xiamen located in the South Fujian Province, Southern China, belongs to the first batch of low carbon pilot cities in China announced in 2010. It consists of 6 districts with a total population of 3.86 million. During June 2016 as part of the POCACITO project, stakeholder meetings, field trips,... Read more
10 August 2016 - 10:30am
22 July 2016 - 4:00pm
The working paper "Leading mid-sized EU cities in past-carbon transitions: towards a preliminary typology" based on POCACITO findings is now available on Research Gate (... Read more
21 July 2016 - 10:15am
With this 1st Pocacito Policy Brief, you will understand better the strong dynamic in China towards low-carbon urban development, by getting an overview of the country’s planned responses to its rapid urbanisation.
In addition to the low-carbon pilot projects in provinces... Read more
27 June 2016 - 4:15pm
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy will combine efforts and leadership to accelerate climate action at the local level worldwide.
The world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, announced the... Read more
22 June 2016 - 11:15am
Last April, the City of Malmö (Sweden) was announced by Director-General for DG MOVE, Mr. Henrik Hololei, as the winner of the 4th Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning Award.
The jury particulary appreciated how the city is committed in an integrated planning process that focuses on... Read more
11 May 2016 - 4:30pm
Litoměřice is the first Czech city to provide its citizens with a smart solar bench. ‘CapaSitty’ was recently installed in the Václav Havel public park.
Sustainable energy is one of the main development priorities for this... Read more
18 April 2016 - 2:30pm
The European Environement Agency (EEA) holds an annual photography competition to engage the public on environmental issues. This year the competition revolves around cities as cultural and political hubs of environmental innovation and sustainability. As urbanization accelerates, Europe's... Read more
6 April 2016 - 4:45pm
On 26 March 2016, the 2nd Urban Innovation Forum was held in Guangzhou Library. As a serial activity of Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation, this forum is carried out in the form of “one city one story” to share experience of field researches into cities shortlisted for the 2... Read more
16 March 2016 - 2:00pm
The captial city of Zagreb, Croatia and the town of Litomerice, Czech Republic have something in common when it comes to planning for the future—they have asked their citizens! As case studies in the POCACITO project, these two exemplary cities have tested the participative approach, involving... Read more