Focus Area

Climate change and energy transition

In the fight to mitigate global warming and adapt to climate change, European cities are leading the way: 64% of Eurocities members have already committed to becoming climate neutral by 2050. Nearly 90% have also adopted a climate adaptation strategy to adjust to the impact of climate change and protect their residents. Cities are an integral part of the solution: the main challenges come together in cities, but it is also in cities where a wealth of expertise and experience can be found to come up with the right solutions. As the facilitators for local stakeholders and residents, their leading role and the tools they have to ensure a broad societal engagement in the transition towards a climate-neutral society are essential. Getting there requires strong collaboration across different levels of government, especially in key areas like transport, renewable energy, and in carrying out a necessary building renovation wave. Our European projects in this area include Covenant of Mayors. Read our positions on climate change and energy transitions:


Louise Coffineau Policy Advisor (Water, Circular Economy, Climate)
Eugenia Mansutti Projects coordinator & Policy Advisor (Covenant of Mayors, Climate and Energy)


  • Looking for a Europe where electric vehicle charging is widespread, efficient and works for users? Look no further.

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  • The European Heritage Hub is a fantastic opportunity for cities already active in cultural heritage as well as for those eager to transform their heritage policies into more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive ones.

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    European Heritage Hub

  • Putting cities at the heart of food system transformation.

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    Food Trails

  • CLEVERFOOD brings together a variety of actors, from youngsters to farmers, investors, researchers, and government officials, to collaborate for fairer, healthier, and more sustainable food practices.

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