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  • Policy papers 11 May 2022

    Cities need more support for Ukrainian refugees

    As the war in Ukraine continues, cities demand a seat at the table to discuss solutions and also demand more funding to welcome and integrate Ukrainian refugees.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 6 April 2022

    Hope is in the air (quality)

    A new position paper by Eurocities contends that despite strong action in recent decades, EU activities to combat poor air quality do not go far enough towards meeting the union’s own target of halving the number of premature deaths linked to air pollution by 2030.

    4 minute read
  • Policy papers 31 January 2022

    Know your neighbour: Developing urban-rural partnerships

    In any number of areas cities are actively seeking partnerships with their surrounding rural areas. This is particularly relevant right now, in light of the European Commission’s publication for a Rural Vision 2040.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 9 November 2021

    Bringing urban mobility to the next level

    A Eurocities policy statement provides key recommendations to EU policymakers to ensure that cities can make the most out of the EU Commission’s upcoming ‘Efficient & Green Mobility Package.’

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 15 October 2021

    Cities – cooking up sustainable food systems

    A new position paper from Eurocities, launched to coincide with world food day, posits that cities have become creative spaces, essential for food system transformation, as we aim to meet new challenges.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 14 October 2021

    People make cities

    In the context of the Conference of the Future of Europe, a new Eurocities study shares data on participative democracy in cities.

    2 minute read
  • Policy papers 22 September 2021

    Build better for climate neutral cities

    The forthcoming revisions of the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive represents a major opportunity to build better for climate neutral cities, as shared in a new Eurocities position.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 13 July 2021

    Full stop: fossil-fuelled mobility in cities

    The transport sector needs to cut its emissions drastically to meet Europe's climate ambitions. A new position paper from Eurocities set out top recommendations for how to get there.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 17 June 2021

    Circular textiles: making fashion more sustainable

    A new position paper by Eurocities calls for greater emphasis on circular textiles, to ensure sustainable design for repair, reuse and recycling.

    3 minute read
  • Policy papers 2 June 2021

    Future-proofing urban waste water

    Eurocities shares recommendations on the management of urban waste water, especially in the context of new challenges stemming from climate change and new contaminants entering the water system.

    3 minute read

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