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With more than half of the world population living in mega-cities, the miracle key to opening the door of a low-carbon Europe lies in these cities. Therefore, the C40 initiative, led by London, and supported by the Clinton Foundation, probably does more for the fight against climate change and energy insecurity than all UN climate diplomacy. More on this week’s meeting of the C40 in New York can be found in The Guardian and the New York Times.
In this context, it is regrettable that the current EU architecture provides no real instruments to leverage cities’ potential contribution to a new “energy prosperity”. As long as cities are not really involved in the European Union’s governance, is this surprising? If cities would have more of a voice in EU policy-making, it would also bring citizens closer to the EU.
Maybe the architects of a new Eco-Europe architecture should think about redefining the […]

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