European Week of Regions and Cities 2020 – Kick-Off meeting

Preparations for the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities have already started! The event will be held from 12 to 15 October 2020.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:51

Call for applications: EGTC Awards 2020

​The Secretar​y-General of the European Committee of the Regions invites the European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation to submit their applications for the 2020 edition of the award "Building Europe across borders" – Award for EGTCs .

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:02

COP25: Cities and regions show unity to boost climate action

COP25 did not reach an agreement on the rules for the full implementation of the Paris agreement. Regional indicators within the Paris rulebook and the call for multilevel collaboration did not make it to the final decision either. Nevertheless, Madrid demonstrated that cities and regions worldwide are firmly committed to higher climate ambition and action. The delegation of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) strongly defended the pivotal role cities and regions play in tackling global warming and the need to formalise their role in global climate governance. Glasgow is to host COP26 in December 2020 with expectations focusing on higher climate commitments and multilevel action. Click here to access the CoR's COP25 photo album.

Friday, 27 December 2019 00:15

Green Deal: cities and regions ready to deliver

The European Commission released its communication and timeline for the European Green Deal. Upgrading energy and climate targets along with new strategies and legislation for climate adaptation, air quality and biodiversity protection are amongst the measures ahead. While COP25 negotiations block on international carbon market rules, the EU's assembly of local and regional representatives calls on the Parties of the Paris agreement to foster cooperation with cities and regional governments as the only way to deliver effective climate action and reverse global warming.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:12
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