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Cities witness reduced noise pollution during the COVID pandemic

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

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publication date : 30-06-2020

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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.

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publication date : 29-06-2020

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EU 2030: Paving the way to climate neutrality

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that drastic change in response to a crisis is possible. In a matter of weeks both response and recovery plans have been put in place by different levels of government across Europe that have major impacts on the way we live our lives, on the economy, society and the environment more generally.

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publication date : 24-06-2020

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Two of our members win the 2020 City in the Spotlight Award of the Covenant of Mayors

The European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson has announced the winners of the ‘City in the Spotlight Award’ in a video message on 17 June 2020.

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publication date : 19-06-2020

  •  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.

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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.

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publication date : 16-06-2020

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  •  economy
  •  environment
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Recovery – Mayors call for a new pact between the EU and cities

Cities want to play an active role in Europe’s recovery after the corona pandemic. Mayors of major European cities have 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, organised by Eurocities, the mayors proposed to involve city governments more in the EU recovery programmes and demanded direct...

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publication date : 12-06-2020

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publication date : 09-06-2020

  •  economy
  •  environment

EUROCITIES WG housing online meeting on access to affordable housing and co-housing models

Hosted by Barcelona, on 16 June, from 11.00-13.30 EUROCITIES working group on housing is meeting online! The meeting of the WG housing has a special guest – the Member of European Parliament Ms. Kim van Sparrentak, rapporteur on EP’s report on ‘Access to decent and affordable housing for all’. The working group housing has now the opportunity to enter in a direct conversation and share the concerns that cities have on affordable housing.

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publication date : 05-06-2020

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Highlights from city dialogue on health and urban prepardness with the WHO

On May 29, EUROCITIES held a city dialogue with the World Health Organisation on the topic of public health measures and urban preparedness in the context of COVID-19.

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publication date : 05-06-2020