Cities and regions will be pivotal in reaching climate neutrality by 2050

By |september 23rd, 2019|cities and climate change, cities and regions, Committee of the Regions, Covenant of Mayors, Global Covenant of Mayors, green cities, News|

Stopping global warming requires a concerted effort by all levels of government. Being responsible for more than 70% of climate mitigation measures and up to 90% of climate adaptation actions, local governments will be pivotal in rising up to the chall...

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Mayor of Ghent: Climate targets ‘almost impossible’ to meet without cities and regions

By |april 26th, 2018|Covenant of Mayors, Energy Union governance, European Parliament, News, Paris Agreement|

As the European Commission gets ready to come up with a climate strategy for 2050 and ongoing energy talks approach the finish line, Mayor of Ghent Daniël Termont told EURACTIV that cities and regions should not be relegated to a mere consultation role in this crucial planning phase.

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Mayors in the driving seat of climate action

By |februar 26th, 2018|Antonio Tajani, Covenant of Mayors, Dominique Ristori, European Parliament, Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Paris Agreement, United States|

Europe's cities are on the frontline of climate action and the drive to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. At the 10th anniversary celebrations of the EU's Covenant of Mayors, some of its 9,000+ members revealed what is being done to fight climate action. 

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Polish mayor: ‘The future belongs to cities’

By |februar 23rd, 2018|air quality, coal power, COP24, Covenant of Mayors, electromobility, News, Paris Agreement, Poland|

The city of Wrocław is one of Poland’s success stories, where job creation has hit record highs and environmental objectives are taken seriously. Wrocław’s long-serving mayor revealed his city’s future-leaning path and the advantages of being part of a Europe-wide network of mayors.

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Covenant of Mayors: A key instrument for the future EU budget

By |februar 20th, 2018|Covenant of Mayors, News, Paris Agreement|

In its 10 year-existence, the European Covenant of Mayors has mobilised thousands of local governments to voluntarily implement and exceed EU climate and energy objectives. In order to further embed the initiative in EU policies, it has to become a key instrument for the future EU budget, write the local and regional leaders of the European Covenant of Mayors board.   

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Europe’s mayors: Speeding up the energy transition

By |februar 20th, 2018|Covenant of Mayors, European Parliament, News, Paris Agreement|

While the EU hammers out its continent-wide energy and climate policy for the next decade, steps are being taken at local level to fight climate change and make a low-carbon European economy a reality.

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Climate change and local government: Leading the charge in Europe

By |november 9th, 2017|COP21, COP23, Covenant of Mayors, News, Paris Agreement|

The mantra of the green movement used to be ‘think globally, act locally’. As the latest round of the UN climate talks begins in Bonn this week, those leading the European Union’s delegation would do well to remember these words, writes Stefano Bonaccini.

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Closing the loopholes in the EU’s centerpiece climate law

By |oktober 9th, 2017|cities and climate change, Covenant of Mayors, Effort Sharing Decision, green cities, News, Paris Agreement|

EU member states can enable the upscaling of good examples of local climate action by closing loopholes in the Effort Sharing Regulation, a centerpiece of the EU's climate policy, write Claire Roumet and Femke de Jong.

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Sefcovic : Looking forward to working with US mayors, governors, progressive corporations

By |junij 6th, 2017|Canada, China, Climate Change, Covenant of Mayors, Donald Trump, ExxonMobil, Maroš Šefčovič, Michael Bloomberg, News, Paris Agreement|

EXCLUSIVE: Speaking to EURACTIV just before he left for a visit to China from 5 to 9 June, Commission Vice President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič voiced the EU determination to work for reaching the Paris agreement goals despite the withdrawal of the Federal government.

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Half-time for the Juncker Commission

By |maj 5th, 2017|Climate Change, Covenant of Mayors, Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, midterm review, News, Paris Agreement|

The European Commission has just reached the midpoint of its mandate, providing a good opportunity to look back at the first two and a half years in office, and think about the remaining time ahead, writes Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič.

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