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Circular economy offers a path to sustainable recovery

The post COVID-19 recovery plan should be huge, as its effects on people and economy have, in many cases been devastating. To guarantee resilience over the long term, it must also fully support the green transition.

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publication date: 16-07-2020

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Speeding up the green transition of the EU’s economy

By 2050, two thirds of the global population will live in cities. Under the current ‘take-make-waste’ economy, cities consume over 75% of natural resources, produce over 50% of global waste, and emit between 60-80% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

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publication date: 16-07-2020

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100% renewable, your city toolkit

Cities need to think and act beyond their borders, consider the social and technological aspects in urban planning, and harness the ideas and potential of their citizens. These are the main conclusions of the new toolkit 'How can your city become 100% renewable?' launched by the European Green Capital Network.

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publication date: 15-07-2020

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publication date: 13-07-2020

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publication date: 10-07-2020

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Brno – Rainwater management in Pod Plachtami Park

The Pod Plachtami Park, located in the district Nový Lískovec of the city of Brno, was designed as a solution to rainwater management and overloaded sewerage. This adaptation measure is providing a green recreational space for citizens to enjoy and improving the biodiversity of the district.

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publication date: 09-07-2020

  •  environment

Building fire resilience in Riba-Roja de Túria using recycled water

The municipality of Riba-Roja de Túria, together with the neighbouring municipality of Paterna, is setting up a hydraulic infrastructure for the treatment of wastewater and holding awareness raising workshops to build their resilience to forest fires.

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publication date: 09-07-2020

  •  environment

Citizens catching the rain for climate adaptation in Wrocław

Wrocław is providing grants to citizens to install rainwater harvesting systems and collect rainwater for future use, helping to reduce tap water consumption and the pressure on the sewage system. This action allows citizens to get directly involved and benefit from the city’s local adaptation plan.

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publication date: 09-07-2020

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Crowd investing for solar roofs in Križevci

A crowd investing project financed by citizens invested in the energy transition of Križevci, Croatia. It helped the municipality to build a rooftop PV power plant, delivering benefits for citizens, the economy and the environment.

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publication date: 09-07-2020

  •  economy
  •  environment

Funding and financing opportunities: two new publications to guide cities!

The Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office develops publications that help cities and towns get a better understanding of the financing and funding solutions at their disposal, and how they can make use of them. Here are our two latest financing leaflets!

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publication date: 09-07-2020