16 March 2016 - 1:15pm

During a workshop in Aracaju, Brazil good practices exemplified in the POCACITO case study cities as well as more theoretical approaches to assess post-carbon cities were shared with Brazilian municipalities. Over 50 stakeholders took part in the workshop organized by INTELI, Mind Brasil and... Read more

22 February 2016 - 5:15pm

Energy Cities

On the occasion of a meeting last October in Ettlingen, the French & German Covenant of Mayors Clubs started working on a joint declaration, which... Read more

7 December 2015 - 12:15pm

Ecologic Institute

Cities are at the forefront of the global carbon revolution, breaking established structures and creating new models for integrated systems. At an official side-event at COP21 in Paris, members of the POCACITO project consortium discussed how cities, serving as hubs of knowledge... Read more

3 December 2015 - 9:00am

Ecologic Institute

We live in a century of urbanisation. Millions have moved to cities in the last decades, another 2.7 billion will join till 2050 - creating new urban powerhouses, transforming large cities to megacities and changing villages to world known centres. Cities provide higher living standards and the... Read more

26 November 2015 - 5:00pm

Ecologic Institute

The EU Commission published its assessment of urban indicators for sustainable cities in November 2015. This publication adds to a large and rich body of work on indicator tools and assessment methods for sustainability and decarbonisation in urban centers. The main objective of the report is to... Read more

13 October 2015 - 2:30pm

Ecologic Institute

As part of Open Days 2015, POCACITO members including Ecologic Institute's Max Grünig held a workshop on October 13 from 14:30 - 17:00 at the European Commission in the Centre Borschette, Room 0D.

The workshop aimed to highlight how European cities may become emblematic places for... Read more

24 September 2015 - 10:00am

Ecologic Institute

As part of the POCACITO project, stakeholder workshops were conducted to contribute to the process of designing strategic visions of a post-carbon future for each city. The cities of Milan and Turin represent a joint case study to reflect their interdependencies and commonalities. However, the... Read more

15 September 2015 - 3:30pm


As part of the Compiled Individual Assessment Reports within the POCACITO project, the city of Malmö was examined in detail to create a general picture of challenges it faces as it strives to become a post-carbon city. This includes environmental, economic and social factors. The assessment... Read more

24 August 2015 - 10:00am

Ecologic Institute

As part of the POCACITO Project, a workshop was conducted to identify the major critical issues for Barcelona as it creates its vision for a post-carbon future. They include:


Tourism management


Each year, 8 million tourists in a city of 1.5... Read more

4 August 2015 - 11:30am

Energy Cities

In the framework of POCACITO's marketplace of ideas, Energy Cities and Joanneum Research Graz, organised last June a 1-week study to Croatia, Slovenia and Austria.

A unique co-learning experience with a multi-perspective added value

The tour brought together a... Read more

22 July 2015 - 3:30pm

Ecologic Institute

At a climate change conference at the Vatican, California Governor Jerry Brown expressed his support for Pope Francis' recent encyclical, Laudato Si, which strongly described the Pope's belief that climate change is exacerbating the global poverty problem. Calling on both top-down, particularly... Read more


2 July 2015 - 11:30am

Leibniz-Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Ecologic Institute,


This week, we will be highlighting national networks which contribute to furthering climate action in Europe.

Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic (HCCZ) is the only association of Czech municipalities that stipulates in its... Read more


12 May 2015 - 10:15am

IRS, Ecologic Institute , Energy Cities

The Ecoparc de Barcelona is an ambitious environmental facility which not only treates solid waste from the metropolitan area but aims to reuse and recycle elements through a range of techniques, such as composting and methanization.


Metropolitan... Read more

4 May 2015 - 6:30pm

Ecologic Institute

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins has released a report detailing the future of power in a post-carbon society. Max Grünig, from Ecologic Institute co-authored the report with David Livingston. Max is also a key member of the POCACITO project.

This... Read more

27 April 2015 - 12:15pm

Ecologic Institute

Politoward's Scientific Board has extended the deadline to submit abstracts to participate in the International Summer School on Sustainable University Campuses. Politoward Summer School... Read more

21 April 2015 - 10:30am

IRS, Ecologic Institute , Energy Cities


Litoměřice's approach to the local energy transition is twofold, consisting of incentives for small-scale renewable energy applications on the one hand and a large investment in geothermal heat and energy production on the other.

Coal-fired water boilers... Read more


13 April 2015 - 11:15am

IRS, Ecologic Institute , Energy Cities

The Ecoparc de Barcelona is an ambitious environmental facility which not only treats solid waste from the metropolitan area but aims to reuse and recycle elements through a range of techniques, such as composting and methanization.
Background... Read more

19 March 2015 - 12:00pm

Ecologic Institute

The German Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen, WBGU) would like to inform you about the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION in the context of the HABITAT III 2016: The ... Read more


12 March 2015 - 10:45am

Ecologic Institute

European cities, build years and years before cars, are reverting back to old ways by taking more and more cars out of the equation. Here are what some of these cities are doing to get cars off the road:

Madrid has banned traffic from certain city streets and is working... Read more

3 March 2015 - 2:45pm

Ecologic Institute

ArchiBlox has created Australia's first carbon positive prefab home. This means that not only is the home carbon zero but goes beyond this to generate excess electricity on site to feed it back to the grid. With 77 m2 , this home comes with all the necessities - a bedroom, bathroom,... Read more