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Recommendations for the vote in ENVI Committee, on the LIFE programme 2021–2027


Local and regional authorities are striving to accelerate their energy and environmental transition that is a driving force for innovation, job creation, growth, social inclusion and overall territorial development. The LIFE programme is playing a crucial role in enabling regions and cities to achieve their…

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EU Climate Long-term Strategy 2050 – Contribution from the European Covenant of Mayors Board


City leaders are forward thinking. Decisions that we are making now will lock our cities and regions into technology pathways and societal choices that will influence our lives in 2050 society and far beyond. Many cities and regions in Europe have prepared and are already…

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Open Letter to Ministers on the Multi-Annual Financial Framework: Towards an EU budget that will…


101 businesses, civil society organisations, local authorities, think tanks and other organisations write to Ministers to urge them to ensure that the next MFF is aligned with Europe’s climate and energy objectives, and is consistent with and contributes to the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable…

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Recommendations for an effective and inclusive LIFE programme 2021-2027


In the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework, the Clean Energy Transition will be moved to the LIFE programme. Read our recommendations for a smooth transition.

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Open letter to European Energy Ministers to revise the Energy Union Governance Regulation


The Members of the Political Board of the European Covenant of Mayors call upon Member States, in the ongoing trilogue on the Energy Union Governance regulation, to include the needs of local and regional governments.

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FEDARENE’s Recommendations for a Forward-Looking Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020


FEDARENE is the premier European network of regional and local organisations which implement, co-ordinate and facilitate sustainable energy and environment policies. As such, we consider the debate on the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) as an opportunity to address the weaknesses of the European Union’s…

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FEDARENE Position Paper – Proposal for the Renewable energy sources Directive


This position paper is based on consultation with the members of FEDARENE and is in response to the proposal for the Renewable energy sources Directive, released on November 30th 2017. It was drafted with the support of EREN (Castilla y León Regional Energy Agency).

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Berlin Declaration of FEDARENE – Stand together for a united Europe


Stand together for a united Europe   We as members of FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, would like to declare our clear and immovable commitment for a united and sustainable Europe. The European Union was established with the…

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Policy recommendations from the Streetlight-EPC project


This document presents the key findings of this project with a focus on speeding up market development of EPC and other energy efficiency investments in lighting but also other sectors. It aims to give policy recommendations to actors on local, regional, national and EU levels.…

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FEDARENE Position Paper – Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives Revisions


This position paper is based on consultation with the members of FEDARENE and is in response to the proposals of revision of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives, presented by the European Commission on November 30th 2016.

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