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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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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Cities take up climate baton at COP23, make ambitious emission pledges

By |november 14th, 2017|Anne Hidalgo, Christiana Figueres, COP23, Donald Trump, Global Covenant of Mayors, Jerry Brown, News, Paris Agreement|

Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, pledged on Sunday (12 November) to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and other pressures linked ...

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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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EU calls on all cities to join Global Covenant of Mayors

By |junij 27th, 2017|Arnold Schwarzenegger, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Global Covenant of Mayors, Maroš Šefčovič, News, Paris Agreement|

The Commission's Energy Union chief on Tuesday (27 June) urged all cities to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, an initiative which has gained more weight since Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement o...

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