COP21 just around the corner

By Miriam Eisermann on 29 October 2015

In its contribution to the COP21, the EU has committed to a (at least) -40% CO2 objective for 2030. However, in order to get to this goal, more needs to be done than just following the business-as-usual scenario (leading to only 27% according to recent information from the European Environment Agency). With this in mind, will national leaders set stronger focus on assistance and support to cities after climate negotiations? What does the COP21 agenda in December actually tell us about the attention given to local and regional governments?

Amongst the hundreds of conferences, workshops and stands foreseen in and around Paris, Energy Cities has, indeed, identified a number of city-related events: the meeting of non-state actors, the Summit of local leaders, the workshop on the New Covenant of Mayors, the focus on 100% renewables, our own COP21 Dialogue...find the event of your interest!

Energy Cities’ selection of city-related events during COP21: view here

Energy Cities’ COP21 Dialogue on Dec 3, 2015

On 3 December, Energy Cities with the support of the Swedish city network Klimatkomunerna invites you to join a discussion on the role of local governance in delivering the energy transition. The event, hosted by the City of Paris, will take place from 15h30-18h at Maison de l’Europe in the city center of the French capital.

When: 15h30-18h, followed by a drink
Where: Maison de l’Europe, 35-37 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris
For whom: the event mainly targets European cities and policy-makers, but participation is open to all
Languages: English - French

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Registration is free - but mandatory - and subject to the number of available places.

Energy Cities’ staff will be in Paris during the first two weeks of December. We would be happy to meet you there or to help you arrange meetings with other members of our network. Please drop us a short message to inform us about your personal agenda during COP21:

Please regularly check our COP21 page for updates.

COP21 contact: Miriam Eisermann, Head of Communications and Policy

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Ensuring all voices are heard: the role of stakeholder involvement in the development of long-term strategies
Tuesday 26 September 09:30-11:00

"Small Communities, Big Ideas" CIVITAS Forum 2017
From 27 to 29 September

Rencontres Nationales "Énergie et territoires ruraux, vers des territoires à énergie positive"
From 27 to 29 September

progRESsHEAT webinar: Estimating and mapping potentials for industrial excess heat - Methods and results from four studies
Friday 29 September 10:00-11:30

URBACT City Festival 2017
From 3 to 5 October

Choosing the route to Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in the Med area: a pathway to policies and practices
From 4 October 14:00 to 6 October 12:30

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