On 21st October the EU Green Week hosted the virtual 2020 LIFE Awards Ceremony.
The LIFE Awards recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in the fields of nature protection, environment and climate action.
by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre
Addressing climate change adaptation in cities is increasingly urgent as nearly 75 % of Europeans live in urban areas. This number expected to grow in coming years. Moreover, the way we plan and construct our cities remains unsustainable, the European Environment Agency (EEA) report ‘Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns...Lue lisää
On 6 October 2020, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Geneva City Hub hosted the Forum of Mayors in Geneva to discuss city-level action for a resilient future. During this event, city leaders from Europe, North America, Central Asia and the Caucasus came together to exchange on key questions such as...Lue lisää
The French city of Grenoble is the winner of the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award 2022. The title of European Green Leaf 2021 is shared by Gabrovo (Bulgaria) and Lappeenranta (Finland). All 3 cities are signatories to the European Covenant of Mayors!
The MAVA Fundation just launched a call for proposals "Keeping nature at the heart of post-COVID recovery".
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to light our broken relationship with nature. There are more voices in all spheres asking to “build back better”, to ‘reset’ the economy and to redirect our economic and financial systems to...Lue lisää
Leuven, Belgium, has been named the 2020 European Capital of Innovation for its use of innovation to improve residents’ lives.
The €1 million cash prize, which every year recognises...Lue lisää
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. Every year, it brings together European regions and cities to promote learnings and good practice of regional policy-making. Due to the Covid19 – related restrictions, the 2020’s edition will take place in a...Lue lisää
To accelerate carbon-emission reduction, the Finnish city of Lahti offers citizens free transport tickets and food as rewards for being "eco-citizens". And for this, citizens make use of a dedicated app.
The "CitiCap" initiative, funded by the European Union, invites inhabitants to track their carbon emissions when commuting or...Lue lisää
The district of Kispest (Budapest, Hungary) engaged citizens to collaborate in the development of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Adaptation Plan (SECAP) using a publicsurvey.
In 2015, the district of Kispest decided to start developing a local climate adaptation plan. This intention drove Kispest to become a Covenant of Mayors...Lue lisää