sustainability

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 14-07-2020
end date: 14-07-2020

  •  environment

Cities witness reduced noise pollution during the COVID pandemic

EUROCITIES is gathering data on noise levels in cities during confinement.

news

publication date: 30-06-2020

  •  environment

Cities react to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030

The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 is an ambitious, long-term plan for protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. It aims to put Europe's biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030 with benefits for people, the climate and the planet.

news

publication date: 29-06-2020

  •  culture
  •  environment

Sustainable cultural events in European cities

In the framework of the ROCK project in which EUROCITIES is a partner, EUROCITIES has been invited to present the ROCK guide “Leave a trace, not a footprint” during the TER (Territoires d’Evènements Responsables) 2020 organised by Réseau Eco-Evenement, a French organisation based in Nantes.

event

start date: 01-07-2020
end date: 03-07-2020

  •  environment

event

start date: 06-07-2020
end date: 06-07-2020

  •  environment

event

start date: 24-06-2020
end date: 26-06-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Riders on the storm

In these challenging times, I feel we are “riders on the storm”, like the Doors sang. The deconfinement measures seem to have brought life progressively back to normal and the numbers look better. However, I think “there’s a killer [still] on the road” and the storm is not over. Actually, I believe the pandemic has only exposed the many storms we were riding on already pre-COVID and made them both more visible and worse.

news

publication date: 17-06-2020

  •  environment

The Green City Accord: a new EU initiative for greener, healthier cities

Environmental challenges are a growing concern in European cities. Today air pollution is the main environmental cause of premature death and disease, the quality of water bodies is still under significant pressure, and urban wastewater is still not treated properly in two thirds of EU member states.

news

publication date: 16-06-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

An EU recovery powered by cities

Cities have been the hardest hit by the crisis. During the pandemic, cities have dealt with unprecedented urban challenges. It is where the need to tackle poverty, inequality and discrimination is the most urgent. At the same time, local public budgets have been eroded due to declining tax revenues and sharp increase in demand for social services and income support. With many local businesses, shops and cultural venues facing bankruptcy, unemployment is increasing.

publication

publication date: 12-06-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Mayors call for a new pact between the EU and cities

“If we get it right in cities, we will get it right for Europe” Cities want to play an active role in Europe’s recovery after the corona pandemic. Mayors of major European cities offered a ‘new pact between the EU and city leadership’ to overcome the impacts of the crisis. In meetings with the European Commission’s Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Paolo Gentiloni and Johannes Hahn on Friday, the mayors proposed to involve city governments more in the EU recovery...

publication

publication date: 12-06-2020