Photo: Citta di Modena


Climate Alliance and Energy Cities present the Modena Declarations

The two major European city networks on climate action, Climate Alliance and Energy Cities, presented the Modena Declarations yesterday at the international conference Grafting Cities in Modena (IT). The paper is a sign from over 400 registered participants from nearly 40 countries for strong local climate policies.

In order to be able to shape our future together in a sustainable way, we must rely on the strengths of the local level and make cities and communities places where democracy can flourish, people can live in harmony with nature and in solidarity with each other. The Modena Declarations describe five key elements for such a future perspective:

  • Cities and towns implement needed changes
  • Cities and towns are key to shaping policy
  • The climate crisis is a social issue
  • Resource use and production should prioritise local participation
  • Our energy system must be democratic, decentralised and sustainable

Read more about the Modena Declarations.