Fourteen mayors sign declaration to promote sustainable food policies in their cities

By |oktober 11th, 2019|agriculture, Barcelona, C40, carbon, cities, CO2, Copenhagen, emissions, environmental protection, FAO, Food, Germany, London, Milan, News, Nutrition, Paris, Stockholm|

Fourteen cities announced on Thursday (10 October) that they would pay particular attention to the sustainable and healthy food supply in their cities in the future. This way, they aim to save 60% of the carbon emissions in the food sector. EURACTIV Ge...

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Cities will be key in the fight against climate change, UN chief says

By |oktober 10th, 2019|Bernie Sanders, C40, cities, Climate Change, climate protection, Copenhagen, Donald Trump, European Green Deal, mayors, News, Paris Climate Agreement, United States, World mayors summit|

Mayors from all over the world are meeting in Copenhagen this week for the C40 World Mayors Summit. They have gathered to fight the so-called 'climate urgency' and are calling for a "Green New Deal" to be implemented worldwide. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Investing in zero-carbon cities will return $24 trillion by 2050, report finds

By |september 19th, 2019|cities, cities and climate change, global warming, green jobs, Health, low-carbon technologies, national governments, News, Paris Agreement|

By investing US$1.83 trillion -  about 2% of global GDP - per year in cutting urban emissions, national governments would generate annual returns worth US$2.80 trillion in 2030 and US$6.98 trillion in 2050, a report released Thursday (19 September) finds.

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Connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels

By |junij 6th, 2019|1.5°C pathway, 2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, cities, cities and climate change, district heating, energy performance of buildings directive, heating and cooling strategy, News|

We are running out of time to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030, and need urgent and ambitious climate leadership. Cities are central to this effort – and it is crucial that we continue to enable our cities to address and solve climate challenges, writes Lars Tveen.

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Clean energy innovation: How Europe can make a real difference

By |maj 23rd, 2018|cities, cities and climate change, clean energy package, Global Covenant of Mayors, Horizon 2020, News, Smart cities|

Public-private partnerships are vital to achieving the leap forward, deploying new clean technologies at scale and fast, writes Maroš Šefčovič.

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Dieselgate – 35 million manipulated cars on our streets and still no action

By |marec 14th, 2018|Air Pollution, car industry, cities, diesel cars, dieselgate, European Parliament, News, NO2, NOx, NOx pollution, Volkswagen|

Despite the European Parliament’s Dieselgate inquiry committee, the European Commission is standing by, hiding behind bureaucratic squabbling to avoid taking its responsibilities, write Claude Turmes and Zdzisław Krasnodębski.

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Cities are partners towards a more positive future for Europe

By |december 20th, 2017|cities, Future of Europe, News|

The EU needs to listen more and engage more with its citizens. It can take inspiration from and use its cities for this purpose to find ways to create societies where people come first, argues Daniël Termont.

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Cape Town shares lessons of record drought

By |julij 14th, 2017|cities, Climate Change, coal, electric vehicles, Global Covenant of Mayors, Green finance, News, public transport, Renewable Energy, South Africa, water|

Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city, is experiencing its worst drought in 100 years. Gareth Morgan, trade and investment officer for the city, told EURACTIV.com that the crisis was also an opportunity to seek solutions which could be of use in other parts of Africa.

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Cities are key players in the clean energy transition

By |junij 19th, 2017|cities, cities and climate change, district heating, Energy transition, News, Renewable Energy, renewables, solar power|

Cities are often leaders in climate action and ambition. National governments need to recognise this and empower them with the financial and technical means to complete their transition away from fossil fuels, writes Abdeluheb Choho.

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World Bank: Africa’s cities can learn from EU experience

By |junij 14th, 2017|Africa, cities, Ethiopia, Kigali, News, Rwanda, twinning, World Bank|

EURACTIV spoke to Somik Vinaj Lall, the lead author of the World Bank flagship report Africa’s cities: Opening doors to the world. Meeting with EU counterparts, Lall identified areas where the EU experience could be valuable in the urbanisation of the African continent.

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