70% of the European population lives in urban areas and therefore cities consume 70% of energy in the EU and this accounts 75% of greenhouse gas emissions. Thus cities hold an essential key to reduce emissions. Many of them in Europe are leaders in environmental performance, but they still have a long way to go in the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. Local energy planning becomes a key issue in the achievement of 20-20-20 objectives. Tools such as the "European Energy Award - eea®" and the Covenant of Mayors can be used to that end in Mediterranean cities.

The event:

The dissemination of local energy planning in Mediterranean regions through standard methodologies was the aim of the MED project "medeea" which, with this conference, aims to disseminate the final results and important outcomes. This is a two day event. For more information see the programme of the conference.

Why should you participate:

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the International Conference on "Mediterranean Energy Cities" and join your forces against climate change. This is a very important event where politicians, experts, professionals, policy makers, EU officials and other key groups, share experiences and prove that can work together towards sustainable energy future for 2020 and beyond. The participation in the event is free of charge.

Who should attend:

  • Local authorities representatives
  • Decision makers, policy developers, interested in exchanging ideas
  • Representatives of European and international organizations willing to share relevant experiences
  • Experts and professionals
  • Individuals who wish to be informed about recent developments


The award ceremony on the 15th May 2013 will take place in Strovolos Municipal Theater (Click here for more details) and the medeea Conference on the 16th May 2013 in the Cyprus International Conference Centre 'Filoxenia' (Click here for more details). Very interesting site visits are organised for the 15th May 2013 (Click here for more details).


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