Policy

FEDARENE provides a voice for regions and energy agencies on policies at European level. We share the experience and knowledge of our members through multiple publications, events and advocacy fora.

Regions and Energy and Climate Agencies call for integrated approaches to build climate-resilient societies

FEDARENE represents European regions and regional and local energy agencies which are now stepping up on climate adaptation. Our first position paper on the topic is reflecting this tendency.

Regions and Energy Agencies Repowering Europe

The REPowerEU package is based on the realisation that EU’s resilience and leadership requires an energy transformation. The members of FEDARENE are driving this transformation and are ready to accelerate towards Climate Neutrality.

FEDARENE’s recommendations on the EED revision proposals

FEDARENE represents European regions and regional and local energy agencies which for decades have been the European Union’s partners in making our green transition happen on the ground.

Reaching maximum impact of the EPBD – Recommendations from Regions and their Energy Agencies

While a strengthened EPBD will provide a clear direction and ambition to Member States, we believe its implementation towards the 2030 targets will depend on enabling frameworks which consist of delivery of technical assistance and strategic market facilitation.

FEDARENE responds to the consultation on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

As the EU Renovation Wave aims to double the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030 and to foster deep renovations, regions and their energy agencies are ready to step-up to the task.

FEDARENE responds to the Renewable Energy Directive Review Consultation

The Renewable Energy Directive can drive a step change towards 2030 if it recognizes the need for intensified local/regional market facilitation, and focuses on mainstreaming renewable energy in the industrial sector as well as heating and cooling, 2 areas which were insufficiently addressed so far.

FEDARENE responds to the Energy Efficiency Directive Review Consultation

FEDARENE welcomes the Commission’s intention to strengthen the Energy Efficiency Directive, making it fit to stimulate Europe’s economic transformation and reach EU’s 2030 Climate objectives.

FEDARENE responds to EU 2030 Climate Ambition Consultation

The regions, energy agencies and islands of FEDARENE shared their views on EU 2030 climate ambition and related opportunities, priorities and enabling conditions.

The EU Nature Restoration Law: Open letter for a crucial vote

The EU Nature Restoration Law is set for a vote on 17 June. This law is crucial for combating biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change, especially in our cities where these issues are most pronounced.

2024 Liège Declaration on Adaptation to Climate Change

A roadmap on adaptation to climate change in Europe was drafted by non-state actors gathered at the Climate Chance Europe Wallonia Summit, on February 8-9 2024 in Liège, under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council

Cities and regions request the EU-institutions improvement of multi-level governance

CoM board called on EU institutions to improve multilevel governance thanks to the early inclusion of local authorities in the decision-making

Report – Solar Cities: 21 solar solutions for the local energy transition

In partnership with a coalition of EU-wide NGOs, FEDARENE contributed to a report on solar solutions in cities and regions in Europe.


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Local Alliance: Cities and regional networks urge EU to stay the course on Green Deal implementation 

The FEDARENE and seven additional organisation, have come together to form the Local Alliance.  
In a joint letter, we call on EU leaders to find new ways to effectively roll out the European Green Deal at local level.

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Sufficiency Manifesto: towards a Resilient and Resource-wise Europe

FEDARENE and more than 70 organisations call on the EU to mainstream energy sufficiency into its legislative framework, for a more sustainable future.

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Strategies to enhance accessibility of innovative financing

Explore the pioneering strategies and key takeaways from the first PROSPECT+ Policy Dialogue webinar on innovative local financing and the transition from traditional funding.

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Insights from the first PROSPECT+ Policy Dialogue on innovative financing instruments

In a landmark virtual gathering that engaged an audience of over a hundred, the first PROSPECT+ Policy Dialogue took a deep dive into city and region financing.

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Events


Advocacy Fora

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

FEDARENE is also one of the founding partners of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, which launched in 2008 and celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2018. The Covenant of Mayors Office is currently managed by a consortium of networks of local and regional authorities, led by Energy Cities and Climate Alliance, and composed of  CEMR, Eurocities, Fedarene, and ICLEI Europe. The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is now the world’s largest movement for local climate and energy actions, bringing together over 7,700 signatory local authorities, as well as supporting originations  who strive to fast- track local climate and energy action and go beyond the EU’s 40% greenhouse gas-reduction target by 2030.  

Visit their website: eumayors.eu

Coalition for Energy Savings

The Coalition for Energy Savings strives to make energy efficiency and savings the first consideration of energy policies and the driving force towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European Union. Its membership unites businesses, professionals, local authorities, energy communities, and civil society organisations in pursuit of this goal.

Coalition members represent:

  • more than 500 associations, 200 companies and 1,500 cooperatives
  • 15 million supporters and more than 1 million citizens as members of cooperatives
  • 2,500 cities and towns in 30 countries in Europe

FEDARENE is a member of the Coalition for Energy Savings.

Visit their website: energycoalition.eu

EUFORES

EUFORES is a European cross-party network of Members of Parliament from the European Parliament as well as from the EU27 national and regional Parliaments. EUFORES core objective is the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

EUFORES is supported by a variety of non-parliamentary members from the renewable energy and energy efficiency community – industry, scientific institutes, energy agencies and NGOs – all strongly committed to renewable energy and energy efficiency. FEDARENE is a member of EUFORES.

Visit their website: eufores.org

Renovate Europe

FEDARENE is a Supporting Partner of the Renovate Europe Campaign, a political communications campaign with the ambition to reduce the energy demand of the EU building stock by 80% by 2050 through legislation and ambitious renovation programmes. Launched in 2011, Renovate Europe is an initiative of EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, and enjoys the support of 45 partners from industry, civil society and 17 National partners active at national level.

Visit their website: renovate-europe.eu