CEMR - Council of European Municipalities and Regions
1. About the CEMR
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is the European umbrella organisation of local and regional government, representing over 50 national associations from more than 30 countries. Our EU-policy work consists in influencing the European legislative and policy-making process, to ensure that the interests of local and regional government, and of the citizens they represent, are fully taken into account. This activity is closely complemented by related project activities.
In the area of energy and climate policy, CEMR contributes to the EU policy-making through the representation of local and regional government’s views on key initiatives directly impacting local and regional policies. For 2016, the working priorities will be the following: the renewable energy package and the energy efficiency package (REFIT) and the implementation of the Paris climate agreement at the local and regional level.