Our Profile: Partnerships
A world you like – an EU communication campaign for climate action
"A world you like. With a climate you like." is the European Commission’s communication campaign on climate action. Europe needs to make a transition to a low-carbon society if we want to keep global climate change under control. This campaign aims to show solutions and best practices applied by citizens, businesses and authorities across the European Union. It covers five areas: travel and transport; production and innovation; building and living; shopping and eating; and re-use and recycling.
Further information: http://world-you-like.europa.eu/en
Launched in 2009, BUILD UP is an European Commission initiative aiming to reduce the energy consumption of buildings across Europe.
www.buildup.eu promotes the effective implementation of energy saving measures in buildings and offers free access to a wide range of information on best practices, technologies and legislation for energy reduction.
Via the interactive BUILD UP web portal, building professionals, public authorities and building occupants across Europe can easily share experiences, knowledge and best practices.
Further information: www.buildup.eu
ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the European Commission's Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme that focuses on sustainable energy actions at the local and regional level. The initiative is primarily aimed at local and regional public authorities, as well as energy agencies and other organisations with a public mission that work on sustainable energy.
ManagEnergy offers a wide range of tools and services, including the ManagEnergy website and Education Corner, capacity building workshops across Europe, an annual call for case studies and an annual conference, publications and electronic newsletters as well as numerous networking opportunities for energy actors.
European Citizens' Initiative “30 km/h – making the streets liveable!”
The European Commission has officially accepted the European Citizens' Initiative “30 km/h – making the streets liveable!” in November 2012, after a two-month legal check. The proposal: An EU-wide default speed limit of 30 km/h in urban areas, unless local authorities set other speed limits for certain sections. Such a scheme is simple, effective and inexpensive. Past experiences with speed limit of 30 km/h have shown that the number and severity of accidents as well as noise and exhaust pollution decrease significantly.
Climate Alliance and 40 other organisations support the initiative and call for signing the public petition. If the initiative succeeds to have more than one million verified signatures from at least seven EU countries by 13 November 2013, the European Commission must consider the proposal within three months and possibly follow with a legislative proposal.
Further information and online collection system: http://en.30kmh.eu
bike + business
Since 2003, the project bike + business has been managed by the ADFC Hessen and the Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain (Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain); Climate Alliance is supporting and promoting the project.
Bicycles provide a modern, integrable means of sustainable transport that is compatible with urban life. Especially in built up areas like the Rhein-Main region, choosing to cycle alleviates pressure on the roads and results in an improvement of local public transport networks. In cities there are three main identifiable traffic elements: school traffic, commercial traffic and commuter traffic. bike + business works to help encourage those commuting to and from work to get onto a bike rather than into a car.
The conceptual frame and time frame of the project were formulated in accordance with the National Bicycle Plan 2002-2012 set by the German government. The project aims lie specifically in the coordination of interests between employees who cycle and their employers. This coordination is achieved by propagating a positive modern image of bicycles as a means of transport, linking up bike use and public transport possibilities and most importantly increasing the numbers of cyclists on the streets, as a part local, part regional engagement with politics and planning.
For more information visit www.bikeandbusiness.de
Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign
Climate Alliance is a Campaign Associate of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, a European Campaign to raise awareness and change the landscape of energy.
Sustainable Energy Europe is a European Commission initiative, which will contribute to achieve the European Union's energy policy targets within the fields of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, clean transport and alternative fuels.To make it successful, organisations are invited to join the campaign. Within this framework, Climate Alliance will contribute to the promotion of this action through its networks of contacts and communication channels, encourage sustainable energy partnerships and exchange best practices.
Public authorities can also join the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign. Find out more on www.sustenergy.org
Cities for Mobility
Cities for Mobility is a global network of cities on questions of urban mobility. Being coordinated by the City of Stuttgart, it promotes transnational cooperations between city administrations, transportation companies, business, science and the civil society in order to promote the development of sustainable and efficient transportation systems.
Climate Alliance is one of the 'Cities for Mobility' patrons.
Soil and Land Alliance of European Cities and Towns
The Soil and Land Alliance of European Cities and Towns is an association whose principal objective is to promote and work actively for the sustainable use of soil protection and land management on a European level.
It was founded in the autumn of 2000 by members of the Climate Alliance - Alianza del Clima e.V. in Bolzano, where the Manifesto was passed. The member communities participate in joint activities concerning soil protection and sustainable spatial development. At the same time, they benefit from the advantages of the association and the exchange of information and experiences with other member cities and towns.
For more information please proceed to www.bodenbuendnis.org
SUD-Net - Global Sustainable Urban Development Network
Climate Alliance is endorser of the Global Sustainable Urban Development Network (SUD-Net), which was established by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).
The aim of the network is to contribute to liveable and productive cities and municipalities through sustainable growth. SUD-Net links research, technological and managerial knowledge to urban policy and decision making, promotes new urban partnerships with the civil society and the private sector, and contributes to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and the HABITAT Agenda.
Climate Alliance and "team red" have agreed on a partnership to offer individual and standardised study tours from experts for experts in Germany and neighbouring countries.
These "Learning Journeys" are organised by team red and focus on energy efficient mobility and traffic safety as well as sustainable tourism. The excursions are targeted at politicians and decision makers in local government as well as managers in urban planning, transport and environmental departments. The participants study best practice examples and receive information first-hand. They benefit from the expertise and experience of others and thus save a lot of time when implementing such projects in their own city or municipality.Climate Alliance members get a 10% discount on selected Learning Journeys.
Further information: www.learning-journey.com
Heye & Partner
The advertising agency Heye & Partner, Hamburg is supporting Climate Alliance in the development of a new Corporate Identity.