29.08.2023

Climate Alliance supports Build Better Lives campaign for an ambitious Energy Performance Building Directive

As an official signatory of CAN Europe's Build Better Lives campaign, Climate Alliance, together with numerous other actors from across Europe,…

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23.08.2023

Success for indigenous peoples: Ecuador votes against oil exploration in the Amazon

In a landmark vote on 20 August, the people of Ecuador seized their chance to secure the rights of nature. In the legally binding vote, the people…

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15.08.2023

Climate Alliance supports global climate strike on 15 September 2023

On September 15, 2023, the next global climate strike will take place and Climate Alliance will again act as an official supporter.

Forest fires,…

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14.08.2023

Climate Alliance Luxembourg supports movement in Ecuador to stop oil production

20 August 2023 is a historic moment for Ecuador. The population has the opportunity to decide on the future of oil exploration in the Yasuní…

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09.08.2023

Not a day to celebrate: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2023

Today is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and the situation for many indigenous peoples, including our partners in Amazonia, is…

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17.07.2023

Half-time for CITY CYCLING 2023: Cycling campaign experiences record success

With 2,801 participating municipalities, CITY CYCLING has set a new record – and we are only halfway through this year's edition. From Germany and…

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28.06.2023

Local and regional level funding via the EU LIFE Call – now open for application

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is now accepting applications for its 2023 LIFE Clean Energy Transition…

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22.06.2023

Job offer: Student Assistant (m/f/d) to support the CITY CYCLING campaign

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Press release | 14.06.2023

Climate Alliance enters into partnership with Google

Climate Alliance members get access to Google data for their climate action strategies

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07.06.2023

Job offer: Senior Project Manager (m/f/d) to co-lead our European Climate Pact Community Activities

Application deadline: 3 July 2023

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07.06.2023

Job offer: Coordination of the German activities of the European Climate Pact (m/f/d)

Application deadline: 3 July 2023

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06.06.2023

First Energy Caravan launched in Luxembourg

At the end of May, the first Energy Caravan in Luxembourg was launched in the municipality of Strassen with a kick-off event. In the following seven…

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05.06.2023

Brand new products supporting municipalities’ urban nature out now!

Climate Alliance can now offer two new instruments for municipalities working on nature-based solutions and ecosystem restoration: The INTERLACE…

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05.06.2023

Job offer: Office Assistant & Membership Administration (m/f/d)

Application deadline: 10 July 2023

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30.05.2023

49 Municipalities to receive technical assistance to combat energy poverty

The EU Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) has now revealed the results of its 2nd call for technical assistance. In total, 49 municipalities from 12…

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26.05.2023

Job offer: Coordinator (m/f/d) for Belgian activities under the European Climate Pact

Application deadline: 20 June 2023

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Press release | 08.05.2023

World’s largest cycling campaign kicks off in Mannheim

City Cycling invites municipalities to hop on their bikes to promote cycling and climate action

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05.05.2023

The NetZeroCities Twinning Programme is here – apply now!

The NetZeroCities Twinning Programme is now open to all interested cities on the path to climate neutrality! The 20-month programme allows for a…

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04.05.2023

EU releases guidance on adapting buildings to climate change

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action has just released technical guidance on climate change adaptation in our building…

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Press release | 28.04.2023

Municipal climate projects from across Europe honoured

Climate Alliance awards 16 Climate Stars for initiatives from seven countries

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19.04.2023

Energy Efficiency Directive – comprehensive overview available

The Coalition for Energy Savings, a European non-for profit association advocating energy efficiency as the driving force towards a climate neutral…

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12.04.2023

New offer for Climate Alliance members: Film screening of The Illusion of Abundance

Climate Alliance members now have the chance to show the documentary The Illusion of Abundance in their city or town. The film tells the stories of…

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12.04.2023

Another murder of indigenous leader in Amazonia

Last week, Asháninka leader Santiago Contoricón was murdered in his home in Puerto Ocopa (Selva Central, Peru). His name joins an already long list of…

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06.04.2023

Covenant of Mayors Ceremony: how cities are turning the energy crisis into an opportunity

On March 30, the 2023 Covenant of Mayors Conference brought together high-level representatives of EU institutions and Mayors from cities across…

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05.04.2023

The Energy Caravan: A highly effective campaign for municipalities of all sizes!

The energy consulting campaign to increase the renovation rate of the private building stock continues to be a success. At the beginning of March, the…

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04.04.2023

Young people’s drawings show the importance of nature in cities

More than 90 children participated in the Interlace Project's photo and drawing competition "The River, the City and I". Children from the project…

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31.03.2023

Climate Alliance annual report now available

Climate Alliance has just published the 2022/2023 edition of its ‘Review and Outlook’. The report, available for download in both English and German,…

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30.03.2023

EPAH offers new tools for education in the field of energy poverty

The EU Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) has published two new offers: the free online course 'Energy Poverty in Europe: From Policy Framework to…

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23.03.2023

German Electricity Saving Check (Stromspar-Check) expands its heating advice

Within the framework of the Climate Alliance project ENPOR, the advisory service of the Electricity Saving Check was expanded together with Caritas…

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16.03.2023

EU Mission "Adapting to Climate Change" - Climate Alliance members involved

The EU mission "Adaptation to Climate Change" has gained a total of 301 signatories in recent months. The team behind the EU mission will provide…

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15.03.2023

Register now for CITY CYCLING 2023

Starting today, municipalities can register for this year's edition of the successful Climate Alliance campaign CITY CYCLING. Since 2008, CITY CYCLING…

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02.03.2023

53 pilot cities selected for support on the path to climate neutrality

Yesterday, the 53 selected pilot cities for the NetZeroCities pilot programme were announced, including eight Climate Alliance members. The pilot…

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01.03.2023

Open call for technical assistance to tackle energy poverty at the local level

As of today, the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) invites local governments and/or organisations working in strict collaboration with local…

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08.02.2023

New research published on the importance of indigenous territories for rainforest protection

The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and a important carbon sink. However, it is on the verge of becoming a carbon source. The…

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01.02.2023

Climate Alliance supports international fossil fuel non-proliferation initiative

With the Fossil Fuel Non-Profileration Treaty, Climate Alliance now supports international demands for a stop on fossil energies. Inspired by…

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20.01.2023

Municipal procurement practitioners wanted for the PROTECT Community

Procurement practitioners and interested municipal representatives can register for the new PROTECT Community until 15 February. The aim of the group…

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21.12.2022

Job offer: Energy poverty project manager

Application deadline: 1 February 2023

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19.12.2022

New EEA report: EU member states are scaling up climate adaptation efforts

On 14 December, the European Environment Agency (EEA) presented its new report on the status of national climate adaptation measures. Within the…

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Press release | 01.12.2022

More than 920,000 people log kilometres cycled for the climate

Saarland Minister for Environment and Mobility honours winning municipalities of the City Cycling campaign

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Press release | 15.11.2022

Climate Alliance presents children’s efforts to UN Climate Secretariat at COP27

Over 235,000 children collected more than three million “Green Footprints” in the name of climate action

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24.10.2022

Application deadline for Climate Star competition extended to 15 November

Climate Alliance members from across Europe can apply for the 10th Climate Star competition until 15 November. The original application deadline of 31…

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11.10.2022

Climate Alliance calls for robust Social Climate Fund

On 11 October, Climate Alliance joined WWF, Oxfam, CAN Europe and over 35 other associations, NGOs and civil society organisations in calling for a…

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Press release | 30.09.2022

Cities and towns set example in the fight against energy poverty

Climate Alliance members adopt resolution to mitigate energy poverty

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20.09.2022

Tackling energy poverty in the rental sector - new recommendations available

Over the past two years, Climate Alliance, together with its ENPOR project partners, has examined the current policy landscape in Europe and conducted…

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Press release | 14.09.2022

Municipalities call for climate action to be anchored as a mandatory municipal task

Climate Alliance and further non-profit organisations present joint position paper

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11.09.2022

Climate Alliance partners with the Smart City Expo World Congress

Climate Alliance has announced a new collaboration with the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC). The event, which takes place from 15 to 17…

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05.09.2022

NetZeroCities pilot programme launched: 32 Millionen Euro in support for cities available

Today, the NetZeroCities pilot programme was launched as part of the EU Cities Mission. Cities from all over Europe can apply to become pilot cities…

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29.07.2022

New reports put examples and tips for energy communities in the spotlight

The publication "Consumer Stock Ownership Plans (CSOPs) - Financing Energy Communities" is the final report of the EU project SCORE and highlights…

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27.07.2022

EU-wide survey maps local needs in public procurement

With a new survey, the EU PROTECT project aims to gather information in order to select relevant climate services that meet the needs of the local…

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20.07.2022

Call for Partners: Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships launches new themes

Today, The Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU) launched a call for partners on two new key themes: sustainable tourism and greening cities. This…

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08.07.2022

Job offer: Adaptation Project Coordinator | Covenant of Mayors Europe

Application deadline: 24 August 2022

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07.07.2022

EPAH kicks off series of guidebooks addressing energy poverty

The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) published its first guidebook of the series “EPAH Handbooks: A Guide to Understanding and Addressing Energy…

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04.07.2022

Climate Alliance calls for veto of decision about nuclear power and fossil gas as sustainable investments

Climate Alliance has personally called on numerous MEPs from various political parties to vote against the EU Commission's draft to classify nuclear…

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27.06.2022

Climate Alliance project CEESEU honoured with Emerging Europe Award

The CEESEU project to promote sustainable energy in Central and Eastern Europe was awarded the best regional collaboration initiative at the Emerging…

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09.06.2022

EU City Facility: 4th call for applications is open

As of today, municipalities across Europe can apply to the European City Facility (EUCF) for the chance to receive support in developing investment…

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06.06.2022

President of Climate Alliance Hungary receives award for outstanding work

On 3 June, Csaba Lajtmann, President of Climate Alliance Hungary and Programme Director of the environmental association Reflex, was awarded the Pro…

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01.06.2022

The future is now: 10th Climate Star competition launched

Today marks the launch of the 10th Climate Star edition. With the motto The Future is now, Climate Alliance is once again looking for the best local…

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30.05.2022

Climate Alliance supports European campaign for more local staff in municipal climate action

Today, the Europe-wide campaign "More Municipal Staff for the Climate" was launched. Together with other city networks and organisations, Climate…

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20.05.2022

Call for cities: Cities Energy Saving Sprint to reduce energy use

On 19 May the Cities Energy Saving Sprint was launched. The initiative that encourages cities to take measures that will immediately reduce their…

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12.05.2022

Just 20 days left to apply for tailored support on adaptation activities

Cities and regions in Mediterranean and Eastern European countries have until 31 May to apply via the Policy Support Facility. The facility will…

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11.05.2022

Climate Alliance advocates municipal contribution to UNFCCC process before EU body

On 10 May Thomas Brose, Executive Director of Climate Alliance, spoke on behalf of ambitious cities and towns across Europe during an EU Committee of…

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04.05.2022

Climate Alliance publishes review & outlook 2021/2022

The new Climate Alliance annual report is now available in its English version. With this publication, the network looks back on what Climate Alliance…

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Press release | 02.05.2022

City Cycling 2022 – Season kick-off in Greifswald, Germany

World's largest cycling campaign invites municipalities get on their bikes to promote cycling and climate action

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28.04.2022

European Commission unveils Mission Cities: 15 Climate Alliance members among the 100 selected

On 28 April, the European Commission announced the 100 cities selected to participate in the so-called Cities Mission. Of the 100 cities chosen, some…

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06.04.2022

Closing the Green Deal Gap: Survey maps local and regional perspective

Municipalities from across Europe now have the opportunity to help shape the policy messages of the European Committee of the Regions, a Climate…

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04.04.2022

Urban Governance Atlas: Call for policy instruments supporting nature-based solutions

Cities and towns can submit their local examples of nature-based policies and actions for the Urban Governance Atlas through 30 June 2022. The first…

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29.03.2022

Application deadline extended: Covenant of Mayors peer learning programme

Cities and towns have until 15 April 2022 to apply for the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy - Europe peer learning programme. The programme…

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14.03.2022

Climate Alliance highlights local demands at European climate conferences

From 7-8 March, two high-level climate conferences took place in Nantes (FR): the European Climate Conference of the French EU Presidency and the…

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11.03.2022

Region of Flanders (BE) pilots innovative financing solutions

Recently, three financing solutions for ambitious local climate objectives were tested in several municipalities in the region of Flanders (BE),…

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09.03.2022

Registration for CITY CYCLING 2022 now open

Cities and towns can now register for this year’s edition of Climate Alliance’s CITY CYCLING campaign. The campaign invites local politicians and the…

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02.03.2022

Deadline extension: Call for technical assistance to tackle energy poverty

Cities and towns across Europe now have two more weeks to apply for technical assistance in tackling energy poverty via the EU Energy Poverty Advisory…

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01.03.2022

IPCC releases report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest report entitled “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and…

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10.02.2022

Energy Communities: New guidance for municipalities available

In their pursuit of increasing the renewable energy share locally, many municipalities are increasingly recognizing and valuing the positive impact…

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09.02.2022

Climate Alliance mourns former Executive Director of Climate Alliance Austria

Less than a year after Oliver Testor took over the management of Climate Alliance Austria, the network is forced to say its farewell. Testor began his…

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01.02.2022

Call for technical assistance to tackle energy poverty launched

As of today, the EU Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) is giving cities and towns across Europe the chance to apply for technical assistance. The call…

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26.01.2022

New report on just transition and adaptation to climate change available

A new report on just resilience in Europe is out now. The paper provides an overview of knowledge and practice for just transition and adaptation to…

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24.01.2022

Mentoring programme for deep energy retrofits open now

A new mentoring programme aims to share knowledge and skills regarding the development and adaptation of One-Stop-Shops and Energy Efficiency…

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14.12.2021

Multi-level renovation impact framework for municipalities available

With the "BUILD UPON² FRAMEWORK", there is now a reference framework that supports municipalities in collecting and reviewing relevant building data…

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13.12.2021

Climate Alliance supported Change the Future Challenge in Belarus

For the first time, two Belarusian cities - Karma and Smarhon - have held a friendly competition using Climate Alliance's Change the Future tool. The…

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10.12.2021

How mobility behaviour can be changed – manual for municipalities available

A new handbook reveals how to implement behaviour change measures for citizens in the mobility sector. The tool is aimed at policy makers and…

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06.12.2021

EU Commission’s Cities Forum: Call for hosting city now open

The CITIES FORUM is a biennial major event of the European Commission that brings together key urban stakeholders from European, national, regional…

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03.12.2021

Database and report on local actions to fight energy poverty now available

The newly launched online EPAH ATLAS and the report "Tackling energy poverty through local actions ‒ Inspiring cases from across Europe" now provide…

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02.12.2021

Climate Alliance mourns the death of long-time colleague Johann Kandler

Johann “Hans” Kandler, a valued colleague of Climate Alliance Austria and long-time companion of our network, passed away at the end of November. …

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Press release | 29.11.2021

Over 800,000 cycle worldwide for a better climate

Berlin's Transport Senator Regine Günther recognises the winning municipalities of the City Cycling campaign

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26.11.2021

Nature-based solutions in urban space: Cities can apply for Connecting Nature Roadshow

The Connecting Nature Roadshow is a mobile exhibition for city centres. It offers interactive workshops on the topic of "Nature-based solutions in…

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25.11.2021

EU Commission launches Call for Mission Cities

The EU Commission officially launched its Mission Cities call on 25 November with the aim of supporting at least 100 European cities to achieve…

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09.11.2021

Cities mission guidance now out: Municipalities encouraged to register interest

The European Union has now issued a comprehensive informational kit to help cities prepare to take part in its new Cities Mission. The Mission aims to…

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Press release | 08.11.2021

UN Climate Secretariat recognises children’s dedication to act on climate

More than 350,000 children set example with the Climate Alliance Green Footprints campaign

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03.11.2021

Bolivian authorities prevent COICA representative’s participation at Climate Summit

Indigenous Bolivian leader Adolfo Chávez was detained at Viru Viru international airport on Sunday, 31 October and prevented from travelling to the…

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19.10.2021

New in Climate Alliance: Highly effective campaign for energy-efficient building refurbishment

The new campaign of Climate Alliance and cooperation partner fesa e.V., the Energy Caravan, is now providing answers for municipalities interested in…

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15.10.2021

Survey results reveal municipal needs on the topic of buildings & retrofits

Municipalities are in need for energy consulting, professional development and information on optimal timing of retrofitting measures as well as an…

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12.10.2021

Franco-German climate action partnership: citizens identify urban heat and cool islands

At the beginning of October, a delegation from Climate Alliance member Worms visited its French partner city Eurométropole Metz to jointly present the…

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06.10.2021

European City Facility to open its 3rd call for applications

The European City Facility (EUCF), an initiative that supports cities and municipalities with developing investment concepts and finding investors for…

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13.09.2021

Climate Alliance project is REGIOSTARS Award finalist

The EU-funded project Renewable Energy Regions (RegEnergy) is a finalist in the category Green Europe at this year's REGIOSTARS Awards. The project…

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Press release | 09.09.2021

Europe's largest city network backs more ambitious climate action

Climate Alliance members adopt visionary charter

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03.09.2021

First Italian diocese becomes a member of Climate Alliance

In the Pastoral Centre of Bolzano, on 31 August, Bishop Ivo Muser signed the accession of the Diocese of Bolzano-Bressanone to Climate Alliance. This…

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20.08.2021

Covenant of Mayors extends "City in the Spotlight Award" deadline to 3 September

Municipalties now have an extra two weeks to sumbit their applications for this year’s Covenant of Mayors Awards. The award will showcase the local…

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09.08.2021

International Indigenous Peoples Day: Rainforest still stores CO2 in indigenous territories

A new study shows that the Amazon rainforest is losing its function as a carbon sink and increasingly becoming a source of emissions. The study,…

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05.08.2021

CITY CYCLING 2021 sets new records

This year's edition of the world's largest cycling campaign has just reached halftime and CITY CYCLING continues to be a great success. With new…

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30.07.2021

Survey maps energy poverty projects and measures across the globe

The EU Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) is currently aiming to develop a complete database on energy poverty related projects and measures open and…

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08.07.2021

Convent of Mayors Awards “City in the Spotlight” launched

The call for applications for this year’s Covenant of Mayors Awards is officially open. This award is a great way to showcase local climate action,…

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10.06.2021

Higher ambitions for Renewable Energy Directive – Climate Alliance co-signs open letter

Together with nine other stakeholders and city networks, Climate Alliance now co-signed an open letter to the Frans Timmermanns, Vice President of the…

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09.06.2021

Climate Alliance campaign sets new record: 2,000 municipalities registered for CITY CYCLING 2021

The world’s largest cycling campaign has reached a new milestone. 2,000 municipalities have registered for CITY CYCLING 2021 – more than ever before!…

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08.06.2021

Calculator for economic feasibility of renewable energy investments available

When consumers wish to take an active part in the production of renewable energies, they face the financial hurdle of the cost of assessing the…

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11.05.2021

Climate Alliance annual report now available online

Climate Alliance has now published the annual report and outlook for 2020/2021. The report looks back at the year 2020 and informs about future…

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Press release | 29.04.2021

World's largest cycling campaign enters the next round

City Cycling kicks off with more municipalities than ever before – for the first time also in Denmark and the USA

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26.04.2021

European Mayors step up climate ambition with new Covenant of Mayors commitments

On April 21, Covenant of Mayors – Europe officially launched a set of new commitments. Mayors and local leaders from the Covenant Political Board…

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Press release | 22.04.2021

Climate Alliance honours local climate action projects from across Europe

16 municipalities receive Climate Star Award

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16.04.2021

Energy vulnerability counselling services – municipalities can share their views with new survey

A new survey captures the needs and experience of municipalities regarding energy poverty and counselling services for citizens. Energy poverty – a…

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16.04.2021

German Parliament ratifies ILO Convention on the Protection of Indigenous Peoples

On 15 April, the German Bundestag finally ratified the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 169 on the Protection of the Rights of…

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15.04.2021

Indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin declare state of emergency for human rights

Yesterday, Climate Alliance’s partner organisation COICA, umbrella organisation of the indigenous organisations of the Amazon Basin, has declared a…

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14.04.2021

Optimal use of photovoltaic systems – new calculator tool now available

The new tool, the Optimal Sizing Calculator, finds the optimal size of a photovoltaic system (PV) and a batter energy storage system (BESS) in order…

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07.04.2021

Climate Alliance emphasises fundamental role of local level in recovery efforts

30 April is the date to keep well in mind: being the deadline for submission of the Member States’ Resilience and Recovery Plans to the European…

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31.03.2021

Deadline extended: Photo and video competition on the future of Alpine mobility

Citizens from the Alpine region are called upon to share their visions of sustainable mobility in the Alps and participate in the SaMBA competition by…

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29.03.2021

European City Facility kicks off second call with increased resources

As of today, the European City Facility (EUCF) launches its second call for applications. Local authorities from across Europe can now apply for…

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26.03.2021

UN report confirms: indigenous peoples are key in fighting climate crisis

A newly published report from the UN now states that indigenous peoples are the best guardians of the forests. According to the report, deforestation…

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24.03.2021

Climate Alliance Luxembourg calls for a stop of the EU-Mercosur Agreement

Climate Alliance Luxembourg, together with committed Luxembourg municipalities, now called on the government to veto the agreement. Back in November…

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23.03.2021

First report on energy poverty in the private rented sector in Europe published

Energy poverty is increasing in the European private rented sector. This states the first and newly published report and related analysis in the topic…

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08.03.2021

Indigenous leaders murdered in Peru

Once again, two indigenous activists have been murdered in the Amazon region. According to a report in the Peruvian newspaper „La República“, Herasmo…

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01.03.2021

Local examples wanted – UN Global Climate Action Award launched

The United Nation is inviting cities, organisations, schools and others to participate in its new edition of the Global Climate Action Awards UN…

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25.02.2021

Local commitment for more ambitious climate action – Climate Alliance signs Paris Declaration

Climate Alliance has now signed the 2020 Paris Declaration in support of committed local climate action. The Paris Declaration was launched on 11…

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17.02.2021

Climate Witnesses go online – Exhibition now available digitally!

As of now, an updated version of the popular Climate Alliance exhibition „We are all witnesses of climate change“ with new data and facts is available…

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15.01.2021

Autarky Rate Tool for electrical storage solutions now available

Measuring the degree of self-sufficiency with just a few clicks and evaluating the technical, economic and ecological effects of the chosen system…

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Press release | 09.12.2020

Cycling during the Corona crisis more popular than ever

World's largest cycling campaign City Cycling closes year with record results

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07.12.2020

Pilot municipalities wanted: Climate Alliance develops Carbon Pricing Model

As of now, Climate Alliance calls for municipalities, who are interested in developing a municipal CO2 pricing model and test it locally. Together…

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04.12.2020

New feature: Climate Alliance Tool enables direct communicate with citizens

The Change the Future Tool has been given a new update: as of now, municipalities can contact users directly via a messenger. This way, local…

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27.11.2020

Future of the Covenant of Mayors in Europe: survey results published

Higher ambitions, broader commitments and Climate Emergency – those are key results of the Covenant of Mayors Europe survey cities and regions from…

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26.11.2020

Climate Alliance supports fight against energy poverty in private rented sector

Via a new EU project, Climate Alliance is addressing a central issue of the energy transition: energy poverty in the private rented sector. Around 50…

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18.11.2020

Green public procurement – survey maps needs of local authorities

Local authorities can now make their voice heard with this survey on green public procurement. By completing the survey, municipalities can share…

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28.10.2020

Humankind's influence – photo gallery online available now

Photographer Tom Hegen now shows in a virtual exhibition, how human beings shape their environment. We are often not even aware of the extent to which…

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16.10.2020

New roadmap – EU published Renovation Wave Strategy

With this week’s publication of the “Renovation Wave Strategy”, the European Commission is addressing one of the major challenges to implementing its…

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15.10.2020

New EEA report highlights the need for European cities to step up adaptation to climate change impacts

Yesterday, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a report stressing the need to improve adaptation and resilience at the local level. The…

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13.10.2020

Climate Alliance welcomes two new board members

On 8 October, the Climate Alliance General Assembly unanimously elected Harol Rincón Ipuchima, Coordinator for Climate Change and Biodiversity of the…

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Press release | 09.10.2020

Climate Alliance resolution against EU-Mercosur trade agreement

Cities and towns reject free trade agreement

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31.08.2020

Competition launched: ideas for the Franco-German Energy Transition Week 2021 wanted

As of today, local actors from Germany and France can submit their ideas for the Franco-German Energy Transition Week 2021. Around 20 special ideas…

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24.08.2020

Climate Alliance mourns the death of board member Robinson López Descanse

Robinson López Descanse, Climate Alliance Vice-President and Coordinator for Climate Change and Biodiversity of COICA, died on 21 August as a result…

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19.08.2020

Indigenous community marks preliminary success in the fight against Corona

The indigenous community of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Brazil, is seeing some positive results in the fight against Corona according to a current…

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18.08.2020

Climate emergency in municipalities – German climate impact assessment tool available for download

An Excel-based tool for the determination of the climate impact of municipal proposals is now available for download of the Climate Alliance website.…

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14.08.2020

City tours into the future – Manual for Transition Tours available

As of now, a manual for municipalities on the implementation of Transition Tours is available. Transition Tours are thematic city tours for citizens…

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09.08.2020

Member donations make direct aid in the Amazon Basin possible

9 August is the International Indigenous Peoples‘ Day and an opportunity to draw our attention to the situation in our partner’s territories. In…

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03.08.2020

European cities compete for European Green Capital & European Green Leaf Award

Cities from all across Europe still have the chance to enter the European Green Capital (EGCA 2023) and European Green Leaf (EGLA 2022) competition…

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31.07.2020

CITY CYCLING 2020 enjoys continued success with more municipalities than ever before

It's halftime for the world’s largest cycling campaign. Since 1 May, citizens and local politicians in communities across Germany and Europe have…

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30.07.2020

Platform for climate change dialogue between Chinese and European cities – new features available

The EC-Link platform promotes the exchange of Chinese and European cities in the field of sustainable urbanisation. Recently, the platform has been…

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28.07.2020

Climate Alliance weighs in on EU Renovation Wave

This July, Climate Alliance issued its second response to the European Commission’s public consultation on building renovation. The Commission…

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Stop EU-Mercosur

22.07.2020

Climate Alliance joins coalition to stop Mercosur

Climate Alliance has added its voice to that of some 60 organisations throughout Germany supporting the Just World Trade (Gerechter Welthandel)…

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03.07.2020

Memorandum secures future of EU Islands Initiative

Last week, the European Commission and numerous Energy Ministers of Europe’s island Member States came together to ensure the future of the Clean…

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30.06.2020

POWER project honoured with Water Innovation Europe 2020 Award

The POWER project was recognised in the category of Water Governance at last week’s Water Innovation Europe 2020 conference.  “We believe that the…

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17.06.2020

Climate Alliance promotes transboundary municipal climate partnerships

Climate Alliance extends its support to non-EU municipalities in the global fight against climate change. As of now, Climate Alliance is officially…

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15.06.2020

Climate Alliance established alliance to strengthen the regional value chain of wood

Together with eleven partners from five Alpine regions, Climate Alliance has founded the Low Carbon Timber Alliance to strengthen regional value…

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10.06.2020

Covenant of Mayors launches survey on future of initiative

In these challenging times, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy wants to show it can evolve to best support and empower local and regional…

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08.06.2020

Climate Alliance Switzerland further strengthens local climate action

Climate Alliance Switzerland launched the Climate and Energy Charter of the cities and municipalities at the end of May. By ratifying this Charter,…

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04.06.2020

Kids on the move again – this year with extended working materials!

Climate Alliance’s Green Footprint campaign will take place again this year. Although the official launch of the campaign had to be cancelled due to…

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27.05.2020

#WeAreChange – 9th Climate Star competition launched

Climate Alliance has just launched the 9th Climate Star competition in search of successful climate action projects from across Europe.

This year’s…

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26.05.2020

European City Facility announces first call for applications

Municipalities can now submit their applications to the European City Facility (EUCF) for a chance to receive support in raising funding for…

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25.05.2020

Climate Alliance annual report now out

The Climate Alliance annual report is now available online! To mark Climate Alliance’s 30th anniversary, we have designed an annual report that is far…

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07.05.2020

Amazon Emergency Fund supports indigenous peoples in the fight against Corona

5 May 2020 marks the launch of the Amazon Emergency Fund that will now channel support for indigenous peoples in the fight against Corona. Climate…

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06.05.2020

Covenant of Mayors Board urges green COVID-19 recovery

The European Covenant of Mayors board issued an open letter on 5 May calling on the European Commission to place the Green Deal at the core of…

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Press release | 29.04.2020

Climate Action in Lieu of Corona Blues – City Cycling Campaign Kicks Off

World’s largest cycling campaign offers a piece of normality in times of crisis

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27.04.2020

Climate Alliance highlights role of municipalities in energy transition

Climate Alliance has called for improved EU financing for energy transition funding lines key to local level climate action. On 20 April, the city…

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Press release | 21.04.2020

State of emergency in Amazonia: COVID-19 threatens indigenous lives

Climate Alliance calls for support of indigenous peoples

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15.04.2020

CITYCYCLING 2020 open for registration

Municipalities can now register for CITYCYCLING 2020. New this year: subcategories of teams can make the competition even more exciting. Whether a…

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14.04.2020

e-Mobility: Interested Climate Alliance members wanted

Climate Alliance is currently developing expertise in the area of e-mobility in local public transport and last mile freight logistics. There is much…

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09.04.2020

First call for applications – European City Facility set to start

The dates for the first European City Facility (EUCF) call has now been confirmed. From 25 May to 2 October 2020, European municipalities will be…

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08.04.2020

Indigenous community celebrates success in the fight for their rights

The Peruvian community of Santa Clara de Uchunya has finally received its land title after a more than ten year struggle – thanks in part to the…

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07.04.2020

Resources on climate change adaptation and energy poverty now available

A webinar series on climate change adaptation and brochure on energy poverty are now available via the Covenant of Mayors.

The recently concluded…

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17.03.2020

Climate Alliance operations during Corona crisis

Like many other organisations, the Climate Alliance European Secretariat is taking special precautions during this Corona crisis. Many staff at both…

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28.02.2020

Regional wood utilisation – winner videos have been decided

Regional wood utilisation has been the topic of the CaSCo Video Award. For six weeks, all interested parties could vote for the best videos on…

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20.02.2020

Climate Alliance helps launch European City Facility

A new resource has been unveiled to support municipal actors in developing investment concepts for climate and energy action plans. The so-called EU…

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29.01.2020

The benefits of regional wood utilisation

That's a pretty good picture: Climate Alliance has received a total of 10 videos in the framework of the CaSCo Video Award! The participants come…

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21.01.2020

Using cooperatives for local energy system transformation

Cooperatives contribute to increasing public acceptance of renewable energies through the participation of citizens in the energy systems (REScoops)…

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19.12.2019

Covenant of Mayors 2020 Awards

Win a trip to the 2020 Ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels!

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17.12.2019

COP25 in Madrid and now?

Seldom have observers been so united in their assessment of the results of a UN Climate Conference: the COP25 in Madrid under Chile's presidency did…

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12.12.2019

Call for country experts & national networks of local authorities

For the new European City Facility (EUCF), set up under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation.

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Press release | 07.12.2019

UN Climate Secretariat recognises children’s action on climate

Over 80 times around the world in a climate-friendly way with Climate Alliance’s Green Footprints Campaign

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04.12.2019

Cities sign ‘Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment’ – A strong climate action declaration

The energetic refurbishment of buildings is one of the most important climate action measures, as the insulation of buildings offers a huge potential…

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02.12.2019

Province of Barcelona published handbook on renaturing of cities

The relationship between nature and the city has been a recurring theme in urban debates since the 19th century. Today the planning of green spaces…

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29.11.2019

European Parliament declares climate emergency

On 28 November, four days before the start of the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, the EU Parliament in Strasbourg voted by a large majority…

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28.11.2019

Which Project Development Assistance facility should you apply for?

Guidebook lessons learnt from the Covenant of Mayors Community

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26.11.2019

Job offer: Project Manager for Innovative Financing, Buildings and EU Policy

We are looking for a project manager for innovative financing, energy efficient buildings and EU policy on climate and energy to join our highly…

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25.11.2019

ChangeNOW Summit in Paris

Apply to be part of the Covenant of Mayors Delegation!

 

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20.11.2019

Six EU islands publish clean energy transition agendas, putting citizens first

Six European islands have published their clean energy transition agendas, making a firm step towards decarbonising their energy systems with a…

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14.11.2019

Islands Transition Handbook – How to develop your island’s clean energy agenda

The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat has published the Islands Transition Handbook, an action-oriented guide to help islands navigate the…

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13.11.2019

OECD study shows unexploited potential in Germany’s public procurement

The German public procurement law reform that came into force in 2016 enables a more modern and flexible procurement practice in Germany.…

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11.11.2019

Incentives to change mobility behaviour: Results of the SaMBA project

Latest results of the SaMBA project show the impact pricing policies, free travel cards or monetary rewards can have on travel behaviour. These…

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08.11.2019

POWER Awards for sustainable water innovation presented

One of the highlights of the POWER conference in Brussels was the Award Ceremony on 10 October. There, the winners of the POWER Best Practice Award…

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05.11.2019

Three Climate Alliance members in Italy among the top ten environmental cities

Bolzano, Pesaro and Ferrara occupy the 3rd, 6th and 10th place in the ranking of the environmental performance of more than 100 major Italian cities,…

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01.11.2019

Use the POWER community platform for citizen participation

Your municipal administration would like to intensify the exchange with citizens and provide them with professional information on current issues in…

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17.10.2019

CaSCo Video Award

My local wood: material with the feel-good factor

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Regiostars ceremony

10.10.2019

Climate Active Neighbourhoods takes EU Regiostars award for climate resilience

A Climate Alliance led project on bottom-up strategies to reduce energy use in has won the EU’s Regiostars award in the category of “Building Climate…

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Press release | 27.09.2019

88 cities denounce human rights and environmental abuses in Amazonia

Climate Alliance members call for solidarity with indigenous peoples in midst of Amazon Basin climate emergency at international conference in Rostock

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24.09.2019

EU Parliament: Forest protection to be discussed again

Since the fires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil at the latest, forest protection has again become a major international issue. Even though the EU…

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EUFC Meeting

23.09.2019

Design of new “European City Facility” begins

Just prior to last weeks’ climate strikes, a consortium led by city networks in energy and climate began the co-design for a mechanism supporting the…

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11.09.2019

COICA invites Greta Thunberg to a visit into the rainforest

During an event in New York on 9 September 2019 the Vice Coordinator of COICA invited Greta Thunberg to a visit.

Naomi Klein, Canadian journalist,…

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23.08.2019

Feedback to the winners of the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities

More than 140 entries were submitted for the Idea Competition for Sustainable Communities, which was carried out as part of the EU POWER project and…

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22.08.2019

Survey on the Copernicus Climate Change Service

The Climate Adaptation Partnership under the Urban Agenda has developed a public survey for Action K1 of the Action Plan. The purpose of the Action…

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19.08.2019

New platform for European-Chinese exchange on sustainable urbanisation

Sustainable urban development is not only an issue for Europe, but also for China's fast-growing cities, because energy- and resource-efficient…

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Press release | 07.08.2019

Indigenous leaders link rights violations with Amazon deforestation

Videos published ahead of Indigenous Peoples Day decry murders of indigenous leaders and call for the ratification of ILO Convention 169 on indigenous…

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05.08.2019

Experts for the European Green Capital und Green Leaf Panel wanted

Would you like to be part of the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards?
The European Commission is seeking four experts to join the…

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12.07.2019

New brochure on adaptation to climate change in the Alps published

The brochure “Adaptation to Climate Change: Good Participation Practice in the Alpine Region” was published recently by the Competence Centre on…

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10.07.2019

What remains of the Climate Neighbourhoods and the Youth Climate Summit?

Hundreds of people - men and women, adults and young people, experts from local authorities and companies as well as climate-moving non-professionals…

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09.07.2019

Climate Active Neighbourhoods project among the Regiostar Award finalists

The Climate Active Neighbourhoods initiative on neighbourhood-based approaches for energy savings has been named one of five finalists in the Building…

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26.06.2019

Climate Alliance President Wolter on ICCA2019 and Climate Neighbourhoods

In May 2019, Andreas Wolter, Climate Alliance President and Mayor of Cologne, visited the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA2019) and…

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Press release | 19.06.2019

European project on renewables and energy storage launched

Historical city centres in Austria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia to benefit

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19.06.2019

Over 340 civil society organisations call on EU to halt trade negotiations with Brazil

On 17 June more than 340 civil society organisations appealing to the EU to put a stop to ongoing Mercosur trade talks. Climate Alliance and Climate…

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18.06.2019

Video statement series launched: Indigenous partners demand ILO169 ratification

Last week Climate Alliance published a video message from Gregorio Mirabal, president of COICA, the umbrella organisation for indigenous peoples of…

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CAIC19

11.06.2019

Registration now open for the 28th Climate Alliance International Conference

Registration for Climate.Cities.Communities. is now open. The 28th Climate Alliance International Conference is set to take place in Rostock, Germany,…

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29.05.2019

Cities and towns are declaring a climate emergency worldwide

Join Climate Alliance members Oxford, Constance, Basel and Kiel as well as the over 500 other local governments across the globe by passing your own…

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23.05.2019

Boosting low carbon building renovation across Europe

Today Climate Alliance joins World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners in launching BUILD UPON²,…

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Press release | 23.05.2019

International meeting identifies key to successful climate action

Joint press release of ifeu Institute for energy and environmental research Heidelberg and Climate Alliance

 

Climate Neighbourhoods brings together…

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Annual Report

22.05.2019

Climate Alliance Annual Report now available

Climate Alliance has just released its Annual Report and Outlook 2018/2019. The two-part report provides a glimpse of Climate Alliance’s wide-ranging…

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Press release | 07.05.2019

Climate Action Call issued as cities worldwide declare climate emergency

Climate Alliance joins coalition urging European leaders to take decisive action on climate ahead of EU elections

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15.04.2019

Climate Alliance and European Committee of the Regions strengthen collaboration

Climate Alliance and the EU's Committee of the Regions (CoR) agreed on a new Action Plan for renewed cooperation to improve the impact of local and…

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12.04.2019

Endorsment of the Forest Pledge directed at the European Parliament

Climate Alliance supports the call to future Members of the European Parliament asking them to promote policies to protect and restore forests…

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11.04.2019

Empowering Neighbourhoods for Climate Action

Climate Alliance has released its new Practice Cube tool during the Empowering Neighbourhoods for Climate Action conference today in the Dutch city of…

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Press release | 10.04.2019

Children across Europe collect Green Footprints

Climate Alliance’s Zoom campaign running again in 2019

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Press release | 04.04.2019

Climate action stakeholders to meet: Programme release Climate Neighbourhoods

22 and 23 May 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany

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25.03.2019

First fair on renewables for communities of the Amazon begins today

Climate Alliance is supporting indigenous communities understand the potential of renewable energies with its contributions to the Energy &…

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22.03.2019

Photovoltaic array inaugurated in Cologne's twin city of Yarinacocha

On 19 March, a delegation led by Climate Alliance President and Cologne Mayor Andreas Wolter inaugurated a photovoltaic system in Yarinacocha, Peru.…

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Kinder im Wald

21.03.2019

Education is vital to preserving our forests

On International Forest Day, Climate Alliance emphasises how local forest protection contributes to climate justice and why it is important to make…

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14.03.2019

Towns, cities and regions march with youth for the climate

The time for action is now

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Solar lamps project

13.03.2019

Climate Alliance honours COICA’s 35th birthday with renewable energy fund

The Climate Alliance Secretariat is set to launch a new fund for renewable energies in honour of the 35th anniversary of its indigenous partner…

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20.02.2019

Call provides cities with opportunity to fund partnerships – new deadline 4 March!

The International Urban Cooperation Programme has announced a deadline extension for its latest round of city to city partnerships. The initiative…

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15.02.2019

Cycling in Dessau-Roßlau: A concept becomes reality

The goal is clear: The city of Dessau-Roßlau will become a bicycle city and increase the proportion of bicycle traffic in the modal split from 20…

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25.01.2019

Don Camillo and Peppone in Hartberg

Unique energy saving competition between mayor and priest

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24.01.2019

Guidance on adaptation for Covenant cities updated

The revised Urban Adaptation Support Tool (UAST), jointly developed by the Covenant of Mayors Office and the European Environment Agency, is now…

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17.01.2019

Call for Interest on selecting four pilot cities

Is the information system of your city good enough to reach all the citizens?

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14.01.2019

What happened in 2018 for the Covenant of Mayors in Europe?

In a constantly evolving policy context, the Covenant of Mayors Community has achieved great results. Supported by the Covenant of Mayors Office with…

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11.01.2019

Eider José Perafan Ramirez has died

Eider José Perafan Ramirez, former member of the Executive Board of Climate Alliance and COICA Coordinator, has left us. As the leader of the…

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11.12.2018

Climate Alliance events awarded as gender-balanced

Two side events of Climate Alliance at the UN Climate Change Conference on 7 December 2018 have been awarded as gender-balanced by the UNFCCC…

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10.12.2018

Summary for Urban Policy Makers - What the IPCC 1.5 Degree Report means for Cities

A new publication that translates the key scientific findings and policy observations of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C for…

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Press release | 07.12.2018

UN Climate Secretariat recognises children’s action on climate

150,318 youngsters prove most active group ever in history of Climate Alliance Green Footprints campaign

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29.11.2018

Apply for the EUSEW Awards

How are you shaping Europe's energy future? Submit your application in one of the following categories and show how you are helping to meet the EU’s…

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26.11.2018

Climate Alliance members recognised as frontrunners

Recently published Covenant of Mayors communications materials are giving widespread attention to the efforts of seven Climate Alliance members. The…

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Press release | 20.11.2018

Regional timber award honours low-emissions procurement projects

15 municipalities and organisations in the alpine region recognised at the EUSALP Annual Forum in Innsbruck

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Kiefer, Griese, Brose und Wolter

14.11.2018

Rhineland-Palatinate announces plans to join Climate Alliance

German federal state aims to become a member of Europe's largest municipal network for climate action in 2019

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Stadtradeln

13.11.2018

60 million kilometres to promote cycling and quality of life

Winning City Cycling municipalities honoured in Kaiserlautern, Germany

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Press release | 19.10.2018

Climate Star 2018 goes to 15 municipalities and regions

Climate Alliance awards outstanding climate action projects from seven European countries

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Press release | 16.10.2018

New contest supports sustainable municipal water concepts

POWER Idea competition now accepting applications – Closing date extended to 31 January 2019

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10.10.2018

101 organisations call on EU Ministers to green the EU Budget

Today EU Ministers for European and Foreign Affairs received open letter de-manding a dramatic improvement in climate action spending in the future EU…

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Andreas Wolter, Tine Heyse, Robinson López and Holger Matthäus

Press release | 09.10.2018

Climate Alliance elects new leadership

Cologne Mayor Andreas Wolter becomes president of Europe’s largest city network for climate action

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Press release | 08.10.2018

Adoption of 1.5°C for many a matter of life or death

Climate Alliance comments on the findings of latest IPCC report

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03.10.2018

Climate Alliance members reaffirm commitment ahead of 24th Climate Summit

Climate Alliance members across Europe have reasserted their pledge to cut emissions by at least ten percent every five years in support of the…

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18.09.2018

Indigenous lands store five times more carbon than previously thought

Indigenous peoples manage at least 17 percent of the carbon stored in some 70 percent of the world’s forests. This is the conclusion of a new study…

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13.09.2018

By 2030: More electric cars on roads and less car emissions in Europe's air

CO2 emissions from new cars should be cut by 45 percent by 2030 and market uptake of zero- and low- emission vehicles should accelerate, said…

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11.09.2018

Application period for the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme extended

The Covenant of Mayors twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges to…

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23.08.2018

Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: 1st call for applications!

Ten years after its launch, the Covenant of Mayors initiative is organising an award for signatories that have achieved their climate and energy goals…

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Press release | 07.08.2018

Indigenous rights for the rainforest protection

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August 2018

 

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24.07.2018

New video details benefits of pan-European exchange on energy issues

Climate Alliance has just released a short film illustrating the importance of city to city exchange in initiating bottom-up approaches for energy…

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11.07.2018

European Parliament calls for protection indigenous peoples' rights

On 3 July, the European Parliament adopted a resolution demanding the full recognition and protection of the rights of some 370 million indigenous…

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05.07.2018

Climate Alliance job offers: Ten days left to apply

Three positions open at the Climate Alliance Brussels Office

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29.06.2018

New COICA General Coordinator enters into strategic talks with Climate Alliance

On 22 June, COICA, the Indigenous umbrella organization for the Amazon region, elected an entirely new board of coordinating directors. Climate…

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28.06.2018

Apply now for the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme

The Covenant of Mayors twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges to…

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20.06.2018

Climate Alliance front and centre at the 4th Amazonian Summit in Brazil

On 19 June, Climate Alliance board member Ronald van Meygaarden addressed over 300 representatives of nine Amazon Basin countries at the COICA’s 4th…

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19.06.2018

Climate Alliance in dialogue with indigenous peoples on the value of renewable energies

On 18 June, representatives of Climate Alliance coordinated a workshop promoting renewable energy resources amongst indigenous peoples in Macapá,…

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15.06.2018

New video raises awareness of the importance of energy retrofits

Climate Alliance has just released a short film detailing the efforts of the network and nine partners across Northwestern Europe to encourage…

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14.06.2018

Climate Alliance Board member Julie Laernoes speaks at EU for Talanoa

Yesterday's high-level EU for Talanoa event opened with board member Julie Laernoes of the City of Nante (FR) speaking on the need to scale up urban…

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13.06.2018

Job offer: Climate Alliance seeks project and administrative assistant

Climate Alliance wants to strengthen its team: Application deadline 15 July 2018

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12.06.2018

Job offer: Climate Alliance seeks two project officers for climate and energy

Climate Alliance wants to strengthen its team: Application deadline 15 July 2018

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07.06.2018

ChangeNOW Summit in Paris – Apply today and be part of the European Covenant of Mayors Delegation!

The ChangeNOW summit, taking place on 28 and 29 September in Paris, is the international rendez-vous, bringing together hundreds of innovators,…

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2018 Climate Alliance International Conference

06.06.2018

Local climate action talk submissions now possible

Climate Alliance members have until 15 June to apply for a climate action talk at Connecting Cities, Climate Alliance’s 2018 international conference…

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05.06.2018

Climate Alliance well-presented amongst EU Sustainable Energy Award winners

A high-level jury has decided: both the bioenergy park project of the Climate Alliance community of Saerbeck and the European project Peace_Alps were…

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Climate Alliance Annual Report and Outlook

31.05.2018

Climate Alliance Annual Report now available

Climate Alliance has just released its Annual Report and Outlook 2017/2018. The report gives overview of Climate Alliance’s wide-ranging activities in…

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25.05.2018

Climate Alliance project Peace_Alps in the running for the EU Sustainable Energy Award

Peace_Alps, an initiative through which Climate Alliance working with partners to help pools local energy and climate efforts in the Alpine region,…

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Schibel and Gov. Brown

23.05.2018

Climate Alliance in dialogue with California Governor Jerry Brown

Coordinator of Climate Alliance Italy Karl-Ludwig Schibel met with California Governor Jerry Brown on 17 and 20 May to discuss steps towards the next…

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2018 Climate Alliance International Conference

18.05.2018

Registration now open for the Climate Alliance International Conference and General Assembly!

Municipal delegates as well as members of civil society may now reserve their space for Connecting Cities, Climate Alliance’s premier event for 2018.…

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Camille Gira

17.05.2018

Climate Alliance mourns former board member and friend Camille Gira

Camille Gira, Luxembourg State Secretary for Sustainable Development and Environment, passed away Wednesday while doing what he had always done best –…

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03.05.2018

ZOOM - Kids on the Move

Tens of thousands of children have already registered, and many more will follow throughout Europe in the coming months. As part of the Climate…

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Tanaloa Dialogue

23.04.2018

Climate Alliance dives into climate process at first EU Dialogue for Climate Action

On 23 April, Climate Alliance President Tine Heyse and Working Group on Financing Chair Ronald van Meygaarden will provide input to the climate…

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11.04.2018

Next EU budget must support climate action and sustainable development

A group of 31 civil society organisations, associations and think tanks urged European Commission President Juncker to make the future EU budget…

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COP24

03.04.2018

Less than 210 days remain for cities to give input to 24th Climate Summit

Local authorities have until 29 October to provide feedback for this year’s UN Climate Change Convention via a facilitative process known as the…

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Press release | 20.03.2018

Nature-based solutions key to combatting local water challenges

Cities and researchers come out in support of sustainable approaches to water management on World Water Day

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07.03.2018

New study highlights the potential of wastewater as a valuable resource

The results of a recent study on waste water in the Netherlands demonstrate that municipalities can not only reuse wastewater, they can derive energy…

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Press release | 28.02.2018

Luxembourg takes exemplary step to protect indigenous peoples

Climate Alliance welcomes Luxembourg's ratification of International Labour Organisation Convention No. 169

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22.02.2018

Climate Alliance members meet on eve of Covenant of Mayors cemerony

On 19 February 2018, members and partner organisations of the Climate Alliance city network gathered in Brussels to exchange experiences and take…

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Meter

19.02.2018

New dashboard shows energy consumption in public buildings

A new data analysis platform is providing a real-time overview of current energy, water and gas consumption data in public buildings. The instrument…

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12.02.2018

Two calls provide cities with opportunity to fund partnerships – deadline 8 March & 12 April!

The International Urban Cooperation Programme has announced the launch of its second round of city to city partnerships with a new call for…

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08.02.2018

Job offer: Officer – Global Covenant of Mayors

Climate Alliance wants to strengthen its Global Covenant team – Application deadline: 28 February

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01.02.2018

New manual offers guidance for the renovation of public buildings

A new publication supports local authorities to find financing for the renovation of their public buildings. “Setting up innovative financing schemes…

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30.01.2018

Increasing bioenergy use endangers forests

The proposed recast of the EU’s renewable energies directive stands to damage the world's forests with minimal or even negative benefits for climate…

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29.01.2018

New publication offers insight on the ability of cities to cope with water challenges

The KWR Watercycle Research Institute has just published a paper addressing the importance of municipal governance in tackling water-related issues.…

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22.01.2018

Video shows how municipalities can implement climate concepts efficiently

The short film “How to implement energy action plans” explains step by step how cities and towns can transform their energy and climate action…

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19.01.2018

Apply for an EU Sustainable Energy Award

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. Anyone in the EU can submit a recent project –…

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18.01.2018

Parliament supports strengthening of energy efficiency targets

On 17 January, the European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted a binding 35% energy efficiency target for 2030. “This target unfortunately falls short…

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Covenant Ceremony

09.01.2018

Covenant of Mayors celebrates 10th anniversary: Event registration now open

Municipal representatives have until 12 February to secure their place at the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum and Ceremony. The event, to be held…

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08.01.2018

MOVING OFFICES: RESTRICTED REACHABILITY ON 10 & 11 JANUARY!

The Climate Alliance European Secretariat Headquarters in Frankfurt is moving

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19.12.2017

Climate Alliance calls for locally-driven energy efficiency financing

On 4 December, Climate Alliance released a set of five policy recommendations demanding an increased emphasis on the local level in energy efficiency…

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15.12.2017

New database facilitates divestment from coal

The environmental organisation Urgewald has recorded more than 770 coal companies in an extensive database. “Adherence to the Paris climate target of…

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12.12.2017

New twinning programme within the Covenant of Mayors

The new Covenant Twinning program launched this year is inviting municipalities to reach out and seek inspiration from peers. Climate Alliance member…

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08.12.2017

Parliament lead committee supports ambitious energy efficiency targets

Climate Alliance welcomes the decision of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of 28 November 2017 on ambitious energy…

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29.11.2017

Climate Alliance review of the 23rd Climate Summit in Bonn now online

Climate Alliance’s perspectives on the year’s most important climate conference have now been published for all to see. This year, the network enjoyed…

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GRETA Video

Press release | 23.11.2017

The energy under our feet: Video makes geothermal energy accessible

Short film by EU-funded Greta project wins award for best communication of a complex topic

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22.11.2017

Four Italian local authorities adopt Climate Alliance Resolution

The South Tyrolean market municipality of Campo Tures, the cities of Merano and Vipiteno as well as the southern Italian municipality of Craco have…

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Geothermal energy

21.11.2017

Near-surface geothermal energy presents important chance

Few communities in the Alpine region make sufficient use of near-surface geothermal energy’s vast potential. Experts and municipal representatives…

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20.11.2017

Interview on energy management in the municipal building administration

Alexander Nordhus is responsible for the energy efficiency management in the municipal building department in the city of Nuremberg (Germany, 527,000…

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Green Footprints Handover in 2017

Press release | 16.11.2017

UN Climate Secretariat Head Espinosa recognises children’s action on climate

A record-breaking 205,577 youngsters take part in the 15th year of the Climate Alliance Green Footprints campaign

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25.10.2017

Austrian Climate Alliance members now also part of new national association

After 27 years, Climate Alliance Austria will become an association of its own. "In this way, cities and towns will have more opportunities to…

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Palm Oil, Peru

17.10.2017

Indigenous leaders embark on bus tour across Europe to save their forests

The Guardians of the Forest delegation will make its first stop in the Climate Alliance City of Cologne today. “We support these indigenous forest…

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Press release | 12.10.2017

From Frankfurt’s “Nordend” to the “Spijkerkwartier” in Arnhem across Europe: Climate Protection starts in the Neighbourhood!

On 5 and 6 October, representatives of local authorities as well as non-profit organisations and neighbourhood initiatives from Belgium, France,…

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Press release | 10.10.2017

New Digital Social Platform for water related issues is online!

Do you want to improve the water management in your local authority? If the drinking water in your municipality is scarce or if your population is…

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04.10.2017

2019 European Green Leaf

The European Green Leaf is the EU-wide competition for smaller cities and towns. Every year, the title recognisees the environmental management…

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04.10.2017

2020 European Green Capital Award

Does your city have what it takes to be a European Green Capital Award winner? Find out and submit your application to become a European Green…

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Press release | 26.09.2017

Municipal pathways for the transformation to more climate action and global justice

International Climate Alliance Conference ‒ From goals to action

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Press release | 19.09.2017

New agreement gives local and regional governments stronger voice on climate and energy

Brussels/Frankfurt, 19 September 2017. Climate Alliance today signed an action plan with the European Committee of the Regions to further intensify…

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08.09.2017

Climate Star 2018 - Application period extended

For the eighth time, Climate Alliance is calling on all member cities, municipalities and districts as well as their municipal networks to submit…

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05.09.2017

Province of Ferrara develops €15million investment programme for energy efficiency

Climate Alliance member Province of Ferrara has become the second public authority to participate in the new Technical Assistance Facility of the…

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04.09.2017

2017 International Climate Alliance Conference

20 – 22 September 2017 in Essen

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Press release | 08.08.2017

Cologne agrees climate partnership with indigenous peoples in Peru

Climate Alliance city shows solidarity with communities in the Amazon Basin for the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

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19.07.2017

Climate Alliance’s work recognised - SEAP_Alps project finalist of the RegioStar Award!

The Alpine Space project SEAP_Alps has been selected as a finalist of the RegioStar Award in the “Energy Union: Climate action” category. The award is…

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10.07.2017

Job offer: Climate and Energy Expert

Climate Alliance wants to strengthen its team: Application deadline 15 August 2017

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06.07.2017

Participate in the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme – expenses paid!

The call for the twinning programme of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open!

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04.07.2017

Climate Alliance addresses EU Commission on food system links to climate change

On 28 June, Climate Alliance attracted the attention of decision makers from a wide range of EU Directorates General by pointing to the links between…

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26.06.2017

New chairs take helm of Working Group on Financing

On 20 June, the Climate Alliance Working Group on Financing met in Brussels to discuss the latest in EU policy on climate and energy financing,…

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23.06.2017

EU Mayors and Commissioner Cañete commit to dialogue

On 20 June 2017, the European Covenant of Mayors Political Board met with EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete to discuss…

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Press release | 22.06.2017

Engagement of cities key to successful energy transition

Local government leaders urge MEPs to better integrate the local level

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21.06.2017

Networks release joint statement on energy efficiency financing

Strengthening the role of the local level to accelerate the clean energy transition

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19.06.2017

Join Climate Alliance at the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels!

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is back for its 12th edition, from 19 to 25 June 2017 in Brussels and with complementary activities across Europe…

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31.05.2017

Climate Alliance Board meets in Europe’s Green Capital

Essen is going international: The Climate Alliance Board will meet from 31 May to 1 June in the 2017 European Green Capital. The European city…

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Press release | 22.05.2017

The 2018 Climate Star competition – Diversity in local climate action

Climate Alliance seeks Europe’s best local climate action projects

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16.05.2017

Open European Day features Climate Alliance’s work on Adaptation

Setting the focus on mainstreaming adaptation and changing working routines

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Press release | 03.05.2017

Children across Europe show climate commitment for 15th year running

Climate Alliance celebrates the Zoom campaign’s 15 years of success with art competition

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21.04.2017

Peru: Palm oil plantations destroy rainforest

Study trip with the Mayor of Cologne

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20.04.2017

Climate Alliance Lëtzebuerg: Study trip to Ecuador

In March, Climate Alliance Lëtzebuerg / ASTM organised a study trip to Ecuador. Ten local representatives from Luxembourg, representatives of Climate…

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12.04.2017

Voice your capacity building needs in Covenant of Mayors survey

Climate Alliance’s strong involvement in the Covenant of Mayors initiative has given us unparalleled opportunities to voice the needs of local…

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11.04.2017

Funding for public procurement of energy efficiency solutions

Climate Alliance has long recognised public procurement as an integral part of local climate action strategy. The EU is now offering support for the…

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03.04.2017

Partner with a Chinese city – deadline 10 April

EU International Urban Cooperation Programme

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Press release | 30.03.2017

City Cycling – Cycling for a better climate

Climate Alliance invites municipalities and municipal parliaments to take part in the campaign

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21.03.2017

Job offer: Communications Manager

Climate Alliance wants to strengthen its team: Application deadline 17 April

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Press release | 16.03.2017

Cities put social network benefits to use in water management

A new idea of four cities on World Water Day on 22 March

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10.03.2017

Peru: Mayor Wolter holds talks with indigenous people on palm oil

Tomorrow, Andreas Wolter, Mayor of the City of Cologne and Climate Alliance Ambassador to the UN Climate Summit 2016 in Marrakesh, and Thomas Brose,…

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03.03.2017

Climate Alliance delegation heads to Ecuador

Today a Climate Alliance delegation began their 10 day journey to Ecuador. The highlight will be an face to face exchange with the indigenous…

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28.02.2017

European Environment Agency issues new report on financing adaptation

Climate Alliance members Ghent and Hamburg in the spotlight

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15.02.2017

EU Committee of the Regions adopts Climate Alliance adaptation messages

Last Thursday, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) plenary unanimously adopted an opinion on the EU Adaptation strategy supporting numerous Climate…

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02.02.2017

Participatory financing gains boost via Citizenergy Project Award

Frankfurt, 2 February 2017. Participatory financing of sustainable energy projects, for example via crowdfunding and energy cooperatives, is becoming…

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31.01.2017

Wanted: Municipalities serious about reducing energy and water use

Join a savings initiative and save money in the process

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Press release | 30.01.2017

The renewable energy source: Near surface geothermal energy - Available almost everywhere, but still little known

Frankfurt am Main, 30 January 2017. The Alpine region has abundant sources of renewable energy still left largely untapped. Near surface geothermal…

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Press release | 24.01.2017

Supporting municipal use of citizen-based financing key to energy transition

Position paper cites “catalysing role” of public authorities in realising sustainable energy and garnering public support

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23.01.2017

Climate Alliance city Hasselt closes EU Commission event on energy efficiency

Some 400 key stakeholders from cities, regions, industry and the financial sector gathered in Brussels on 18 and 19 January to discuss financing…

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03.01.2017

Passive House school yields convincing results

Climate Alliance member Halle (DE) inspires with energy efficient building

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08.12.2016

Global damage caused by illegal timber trade

Frankfurt, 8 December 2016.  The illegal logging and trafficking of wood causes an annual damage of more than 152 billion US dollars worldwide and is…

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06.12.2016

Call for greater involvement of cities and regions in EU adaptation policy

Committee of the Regions opinion drafted in cooperation with Climate Alliance unanimously adopted in Environment Commission

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30.11.2016

Newsletter eClimail: International Climate Alliance Conference and Climate Star Gala

Read the eClimail newsletter

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21.11.2016

Implementing the Covenant of Mayors in Belgium and Benin

First joint north-south commitments taken by Climate Alliance member Zoersel and partner city Bohicon

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Press release | 14.11.2016

Europe’s children demand UN Climate Summit delegates be better role models

Green Footprints of 175,000 children presented to UN Climate Secretariat head Patricia Espinosa in Marrakech on 14 November

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09.11.2016

Climate Alliance at COP22 in Marrakech

Climate Alliance is, in this year as in years past, present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) from 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech with…

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03.11.2016

Brazil’s first indigenous mayor elected to power

October 2016. The municipality of Marechal Thaumaturgo’s 15,000 inhabitants have elected Brazil’s first ever indigenous mayor. Isaac Piyãko received…

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03.11.2016

Climate Alliance members and the Committee of the Regions - In dialogue on adaptation

Working group on adaptation discusses EU adaptation strategy with key EU representatives

Brussels / Frankfurt am Main, 3 November 2016. Climate…

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Press release | 10.10.2016

Best climate action projects in Europe awarded

15 Climate Stars given to cities and regions in 7 countries

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Press release | 19.08.2016

The Mobile Green Living Room Roadshow – a feast for the senses

From Frankfurt to London to the banks of the Danube at the International Climate Alliance conference

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Press release | 09.08.2016

Indigenous People's Right to Education

International Day on the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August 2016 - Joint press release

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26.07.2016

Job vacancy at the Climate Alliance Brussels Office

Frankfurt/Brussels. -Application deadline extended- Climate Alliance is currently looking for a Project Officer for  the Covenant of Mayors to join…

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13.07.2016

Call for Climate Alliance Ambassadors at COP22

Join the Climate Alliance delegation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech

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Press release | 06.07.2016

Release of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Reporting Framework and Guidelines

Frankfurt/Brussels. The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy was launched in October 2015, adopting the European Union’s 2030 energy and climate…

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02.07.2016

New brochure on indigenous strategies for comprehensive forest protection

Frankfurt am Main. With "A critical look at REDD+ and indigenous strategies for comprehensive forest protection" we wish to take a critical look at…

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Press release | 24.06.2016

Launch of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Frankfurt/Brussels, 24 June 2016. This week, a momentous merger was announced by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and UN…

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Press release | 17.06.2016

Green Public procurement award

To mark the highlight of the four years project Green ProcA on green public procurement (GPP), the Conference and GPP Award Ceremony was held at the…

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15.06.2016

Climate Alliance Working Group meets the Urban Development Division of the European Investment Bank

Frankfurt/Brussels. The Climate Alliance members of the working group on financing discussed with representatives of the European Investment Bank…

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Press release | 07.06.2016

New EU project POWER published best practices on water management for four cities

Fankfurt am Main. POWER, the EU funded initiative on political and social awareness on water environmental challenges, published an analysis of best…

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13.05.2016

Funding opportunities via the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme

Frankfurt am Main.  Many Climate Alliance members who have substantial energy efficiency projects in the pipeline find that their financing remains a…

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Press release | 28.04.2016

Six local and regional authorities networks issue statement on governance of the EU Energy Union

Cities and regions call on decision-makers to include subnational governments in the design of national energy and climate policies

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22.04.2016

The process begins: Record number of countries to sign Paris Agreement this Friday

Frankfurt am Main. A recording breaking 155 countries are set to sign the Paris Agreement this week in New York. The signing ceremony marks the…

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13.04.2016

New edition of handbook “Buying Green!” published

Frankfurt am Main. The European Commission published a fully revised version of "Buying Green! - A handbook on green public procurement" in April…

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Press release | 11.04.2016

Kids on the move for climate action: EU-wide campaign kicks off 2016 season in Bayreuth

ZOOM launches at primary school in Bad Berneck, Germany

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