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  •  environment

EUROCITIES and WWF launch Plastic Smart Cities initiative

EUROCITIES and WWF are calling on cities to join Amsterdam, Oslo, Nice and Izmir in developing an action plan to reduce plastic pollution and set aside space to trial innovative measures for reducing plastic pollution.

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publication date : 25-10-2019

  •  environment

21 major European cities pledge to prevent and reduce plastic pollution

Today, the city of Oslo is joining forces with EUROCITIES to launch a joint Plastics Declaration committing cities to develop a strategy and set time bound targets to significantly reduce plastic pollution in their city by 2021.

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publication date : 24-10-2019

Top city actions to fight poverty and social exclusion

11 more cities have made financial commitments to fight poverty and social exclusion, as part of EUROCITIES ongoing political initiative ‘Inclusive cities for all: social rights in my city’.

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publication date : 23-10-2019

  •  cooperation

EU-wide coalition looks to Commissioner-designate Ferreira to defend cohesion policy and the partnership principle

During European Parliament's hearing, Elisa Ferreira commits to ensuring "no region will be left behind" and that "reforms must fit with principles of cohesion"

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publication date : 10-10-2019

  •  economy
  •  environment

Local goes glocal for sustainability goals in NYC

Mayors and local governments are leading efforts to ensure the global commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda can be met.

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publication date : 18-07-2019

  •  environment

210 European mayors demand EU emissions peak by 2020, halve by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050

Mayors call on European Council and Member States to commit to long-term climate strategy and binding, ambitious emission reduction targets.

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publication date : 07-05-2019

  •  cooperation

​EU Parliament takes on board #CohesionAlliance demands

EU-wide coalition welcomes European Parliament's call for adequate and simplified funding for all regions and to stop freezing funds to enforce fiscal discipline

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publication date : 05-04-2019

  •  environment

12 big European cities commit to at least 40% carbon emission reductions by 2030

Cities are leading the way on efficient emissions reduction. At a signing ceremony today in Genoa, 12 big European cities committed to at least 40% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 and adaptation to climate change, in line with the EU climate objectives.

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publication date : 03-04-2019

  •  knowledge society

10 principles for good data

You make a card payment, you use an app or a social media account, you drive, or simply walk through the city – and you leave behind your data. Companies and public authorities then pick up this data, but how should they use it responsibly?

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publication date : 28-03-2019

  •  knowledge society

Global campaign to advance digital rights targets 100 cities in 100 days

The internet and other digital technologies can drive sustained and inclusive economic growth, social and cultural development, and environmental protection and promote sustainable accelerated achievement of SDG 11 - making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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publication date : 28-03-2019