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Amsterdam empowers citizens to co-create a sustainable city of the future

By |February 14, 2020|

The municipality of Amsterdam is looking for new ways to incorporate direct democracy into its fight to cut carbon emissions. Its Amsterdam Climate Accord sets out a goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 95% compared with emission levels in 1990.[i] To achieve this, the city plans to focus on its buildings, traffic and electricity sectors.

Niš embarks on a democratic energy transition journey

By |February 6, 2020|

The city of Niš recognises the potential that democratic decision-making has in terms of bringing about an ambitious energy transition focused on fighting energy poverty. All the relevant actors are now working together on the transition, bridging initial differences of opinion about democratic ownership models and the need to access external resources. By integrating road maps and action plans with a long-term vision, Niš has become a pilot city and role model for other cities in the region.

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

By |April 4, 2019|

Be inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe Authored by Beatrice Karas, Energy Cities Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, not just by acting as planners but by operating their own companies and [...]