Post date: 17 Jan 2013
Do you have what it takes to become "heat pump city of the year 2013"?Let us know how your region/municipality recognises heat pumptechnology in the race for a sustainable energy future.
Post date: 15 Jan 2013
Post date: 6 Nov 2012
The competition has been organised in cooperation with the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) and the Association of German Counties, two municipal umbrella organisations. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) is subsidising the competition.
Post date: 6 Mar 2012
Addressing one of the 8 topics defined for this call, partner cities will be requested to consider the 3 following challenges:
How to manage urban development in the context of the economic and financial crisis
How to foster integrated and sustainable approaches to urban development
How to develop efficient partnerships and multi-level governance processes
Post date: 30 Dec 2011
Post date: 28 Dec 2011
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Post date: 20 Dec 2011
Gϋnther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for energy said: “The strength of the Covenant of Mayors is that it binds together all the local initiatives to deal with the energy challenges of the EU. These local initiatives are very promising. But we need to do more and faster and I want to help with that. For example, together with Commissioner Hahn we have increased the focus on energy efficiency and renewables in our regional policy.”
Post date: 13 Dec 2011
The “identity” of the 3000th city will be revealed on the occasion of the 2011 Covenant of Mayors Ceremony. To mark this special occasion, the newly-joined signatory will be offered a special prize, to be disclosed on the day of the event.
The number of local authorities which have joined the Covenant, among which close to 800 are already implementing their action plans, is conferring credibility to the EU ambitions in the fight against climate change.
Post date: 25 Oct 2011
The CONCERTO initiative is proving that cities can, given the right planning, be transformed into pioneers in the world of energy efficiency and sustainability. The results so far have been very encouraging: CONCERTO cities have shown that through innovative technologies and an integrated approach, existing buildings can cut its CO2 emissions by up to 50%, at acceptable costs.
Post date: 7 Oct 2011