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The race to phase-out coal: a nation-by-nation review

The race to phase-out coal: a nation-by-nation review | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The global effort to phase out coal consumption is speeding up. However, a lot of necessary work is still to be done, both to align with the ambition of the Paris Agreement and to ensure a just transition for affected workers and citizens. Oliver Sartor at the IDDRI runs through the leading examples of coal’s …
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The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next?

The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next? | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
In a crisis, what was once unthinkable can suddenly become inevitable. We’re in the middle of the biggest societal shakeup since the second world war. And neoliberalism is gasping its last breath. So from higher taxes for the wealthy to more robust government, the time has come for ideas that seemed impossible just months ago.
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Bordeaux unveils emergency cycling plan to combat COVID-19

Bordeaux unveils emergency cycling plan to combat COVID-19 | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

Florent Coignac, Head of Active Modes, Bordeaux Métropole, explains the cycling measures introduced by the city due to COVID-19. The French city is one of ten “Future Cycling Capitals” within Handshake.

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The call for a "Renovation Fund For All Europeans" gains momentum, reaches out to Poland

The call for a "Renovation Fund For All Europeans" gains momentum, reaches out to Poland | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

The call for a "Renovation Fund For All Europeans" gains momentum, reaches out to Poland Supporters of the campaign has now grown to 125 entities, as the proposal for the EU Economic Recovery Package is scheduled for Wednesday, 27th of May. The Renovate Europe Campaign, in a joint action with 39 of its Partners, launched a proposal for the creation of a “Renovation Fund for All Europeans”. The call is now supported by 125 European companies and organisations (including eceee).

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Analysis: Does COVID-19 offer an opportunity for a green recovery? | Euronews

Analysis: Does COVID-19 offer an opportunity for a green recovery? | Euronews | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
But the task facing governments, however, is still a mammoth one. How to remove subsidies for carbon-based fuel without harming the recovery?
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The Tragedy of the Compost

The Tragedy of the Compost | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Most food waste gets thrown into landfills rather than being recycled—but one abandoned dump is getting a makeover
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Coronavirus: Local leaders in a global crisis –

Coronavirus: Local leaders in a global crisis – | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
POLITICO talks to mayors across Europe as communities endure deaths, lockdowns and job losses.
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Four cities call for multi-billion-euro clean bus fund – EURACTIV.com

Four cities call for multi-billion-euro clean bus fund – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The European Commission has been urged by to set up a multi-billion euro grant scheme for zero-emission buses and to help cities build new cycle paths, as part of the EU’s coronavirus recovery package.
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Covid-19 recovery: Investment opportunities in deep renovation in Europe

Covid-19 recovery: Investment opportunities in deep renovation in Europe | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe - has carried out an analysis of the investment opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mi …
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Achieving Climate Goals Now: A Breakthrough Sustainable Climate Strategy - Climate Action

Achieving Climate Goals Now: A Breakthrough Sustainable Climate Strategy - Climate Action | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Achieving the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement requires that investors do more than simply reduce their portfolios’ carbon footprints. This understanding was one of the key drivers behind the development of the State Street Global Advisors Sustainable Climate Strategy. Follow our Steps to Sustainability and learn how our ESG strategies could help you meet the climate change challenge.
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LEAKED: Europe’s draft ‘green recovery’ plan – EURACTIV.com

LEAKED: Europe’s draft ‘green recovery’ plan – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The European Commission’s promised green recovery plan will focus on building renovation, renewables and hydrogen as well as clean mobility and the circular economy, according to a leaked working document obtained by EURACTIV.
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A Just Transition can address systemic inequality, not just clean energy jobs

For some, the concept of a Just Transition means more than re-skilling former coal workers. It’s an opportunity to reduce systemic inequality in their society. Energy costs represent a high portion of the spending of the poor, so any major overhaul of the energy system, like the Transition, can have a direct and positive impact …
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Vienna : A Powered by FIWARE platform facilitating citizens’ urban experience

Both citizens and city officials can benefit from the platform’s web services that facilitate daily activities, ranging from urban mobility to environmental monitoring. The platform gives access to readily organised and visualised information, without the need to go through raw data. This provides the city with unparalleled transparency across policy areas for monitoring and benchmarking, while promoting citizen participation in shaping the future of the city.
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Enquête sur le classement des réseaux de chaleur et de froid - Réseaux de chaleur et territoires

Enquête sur le classement des réseaux de chaleur et de froid - Réseaux de chaleur et territoires | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Le Cerema travaille depuis 2018 sur la procédure de classement des réseaux de chaleur. Un premier retour d’expérience (Rex) a ainsi été réalisé en 2018 auprès de 4 collectivités ayant classé leur réseau par le Cerema. Afin d’être plus représentatif, un nouveau retour d’expérience a été mené en partenariat avec AMORCE en 2019/2020. Ce dernier intègre les informations collectées lors du premier Rex ainsi que 5 nouvelles collectivités ayant classé leur réseau et 35 maître d’ouvrage de réseaux non classés.
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PODCAST Paris: the housing strategy at the heart of a functional and socially mixed '15-minute' city

Paris: the housing strategy at the heart of a functional and socially mixed '15-minute' city
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The Future is Public: Towards Democratic Ownership of Public Services

The Future is Public: Towards Democratic Ownership of Public Services | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

Noting the inadequacy of national and multilateral policies to tackle the climate crisis and widening inequality, a growing network of progressive municipalities has developed its own policies and measures to do so. (Re)municipalisation is one of the key strategies to address the challenges of our time, including pandemics such as Covid-19 which has made people realise that medical staff, caregivers, cleaners, waste collectors, water and energy workers keep our societies alive. Privatisation is such an ill-advised policy because these are the very services that tend to be outsourced first. Cities are well-positioned to reverse the tide and prioritise public health and well-being, to explore democratic models for public services and their management, and to advance innovative economic models that build community wealth and create decent jobs.

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All eyes on Germany’s ‘crisis’ presidency, expected to lead EU recovery – EURACTIV.com

All eyes on Germany’s ‘crisis’ presidency, expected to lead EU recovery – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has forced Germany to radically revise the priorities for its EU Council Presidency in the second half of the year. One thing is clear: the biggest EU country takes the helm in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, at a crucial time for the bloc's recovery efforts. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU recovery fund is a chance to accelerate the circular economy – EURACTIV.com

EU recovery fund is a chance to accelerate the circular economy – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The EU recovery fund can be used to unlock an estimated €1.8 trillion opportunity by 2030 by making better use of materials and reducing waste, write Patrick Schröder and David McGinty.
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Cooperative City in Quarantine #10: Mobility

Cooperative City in Quarantine #10: Mobility | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
What are the challenges of promoting mobility in European cities following the COVID-19 crisis and how can innovative methods help ensure mobility is encouraged in European cities?
With:
Patrizia Marani,Comune Di Parma
Mona Jabbari, University of Minho
Antonio Solinas,GreenShare
Moderated by Daniela Patti,Eutropian, and Domenico Schillaci, #PUSH.
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Energy Transition Priorities of Zagreb City Centre - Development vision after the 2020 earthquake

Energy Transition Priorities of Zagreb City Centre - Development vision after the 2020 earthquake | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The earthquake on March 22nd caused extensive damage to the Zagreb City Centre largely due to the destruction of chimneys, which then pulled parts of the roofs and facades with them. In addition to the damage being disproportionate to the magnitude of the earthquake, a substantial part of the area called the Lower Town became […]
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City of Newcastle to strengthen climate action plan, building on the 2020 Carbon Water Management Action Plan | Newcastle Herald | Newcastle, NSW

City of Newcastle to strengthen climate action plan, building on the 2020 Carbon Water Management Action Plan | Newcastle Herald | Newcastle, NSW | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The City's new climate action plan will outline specific goals and priorities for the next five years.
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Large areas of London to be made ‘car-free’ - Climate Action

Large areas of London to be made ‘car-free’ - Climate Action | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TFL) have announced plans to transform parts of central London into “one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world”.
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Denmark plans two huge ‘energy islands’ to meet climate goals – EURACTIV.com

Denmark plans two huge ‘energy islands’ to meet climate goals – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Denmark plans to build two “energy islands” totalling 4GW of offshore wind capacity, under plans to reduce emissions by 70% from 1990s levels by 2030 and become a green energy exporter. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
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EU climate neutrality is essential, or recovery will be short-lived – EURACTIV.com

EU climate neutrality is essential, or recovery will be short-lived – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
A growing number of businesses have recognised the economic benefits of the transition to a carbon neutral economy. It is now critically important that Europe commits to strengthening the Green Deal with a 55% greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030, write Eliot Whittington and María Mendiluce.
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Cooperative City in quarantine - Urban Commons

Cooperative City in quarantine - Urban Commons | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
How can the urban commons strengthen communities in the post-COVID phase to face the upcoming social and economic challenges?
A discussion with
Ugo Mattei, Professor University of Turin, Italy
Duygu Toprak, Ankara Turkey
Martin Locret, Plateau Urbain Paris, France
Joaquín De Santos Barbosa, Community Land Trust Bxl, Belgium
Andrea Simone, Nonna Roma, Italy
Natasha Dourida, Communitism Athens, Greece
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Daniela Patti (Eutropian) and Alessandra Quarta (University of Turin)

 

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Coronavirus has emptied public spaces – but it could reinvent the high street | Anna Minton | Opinion | The Guardian

Coronavirus has emptied public spaces – but it could reinvent the high street | Anna Minton | Opinion | The Guardian | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Business models reliant on maximum footfall are at odds with social distancing, says author and academic Anna Minton
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