local authorities

Mayors Adapt – The Covenant of Mayors Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change is part of the Covenant of Mayors, the flagship European initiative for cities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.   Mitigating climate emissions and adapting infrastructure and policies to climate impacts are both crucial elements in building more sustainable cities. Mayors Adapt provides a framework for local authorities to take action on the second of these elements.   Its key objectives are to:
Post date: 26 Mar 2014
Type: Link

19/03/2014. The European Commission launched Mayors Adapt, a new initiative it has set up to inspire cities to take action to adapt to climate change.Cities signing up to the initiative commit to the overall aim of the EU Adaptation Strategy, to develop local adaptation strategies within the first two years of signing and to review the outcomes on a biannual basis.
Post date: 24 Mar 2014
Type: News

Europe is in transition and everyone can have a role in the new energy system. Citizens and local governments are forming new initiatives to provide locally produced green energy for their community.Local action on energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy contributes to the achievement of the EU’s 20-20-20 climate and energy targets. But continuous support for energy efficiency and renewable energy production will reduce the dependency on energy imports, reduce energy prices, and boost local economies creating more value as well as new local jobs
Post date: 2 Dec 2013
Type: Publication

The local examples presented in this portofolio demonstrate the high potential of local action in light of local green economy and job creation. The current negotiations on the 2030 energy and climate framework are a real opportunity to set the course for a Europe to stand at the forefront of secure and clean energy supply, decentralised, but stable energy infrastructure, smart cities and municipalities, innovative industry and social cohesion. So, let’s go for it!
Post date: 2 Dec 2013
Type: Publication

The event aimed to promote dialogue between the mayors of Europe’s capitals: amongst themselves, the European Commission and to mobilise them to fulfill the goals of the Europe2020 Agenda for Growth.
Post date: 11 Mar 2013
Type: News

This was the leading question posed by the Guardian Local Government Network during the live chat discussion which took place on 27 February.
Post date: 11 Mar 2013
Type: News

To download the guidance document please click here.
Post date: 2 Aug 2012
Type: Publication

The guidance, issued under the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA), asks local authorities to publish a report on their plans to achieve improved energy efficiency by 31 March 2013. Local authorities will be required to identify practicable and cost-effective measures likely to result in significant energy reduction in all residential accommodation in their area. The guidance also asks local authorities to consider the role key local partners, such as social housing providers and community organisations, can play in supporting their plans. 
Post date: 2 Aug 2012
Type: News