All economic and geographical sectors are potentially affected by the benefits of the circular economy. Cities are nevertheless particularly central in these transformations because of the amplifying nature of the human concentrations present there.
This fact sheet is part of a series on innovative solutions for the sustainable city related to the circular economy.
The city of Pecs is one of the only cities in Europe using 100% renewable resources for its district heating. Having local and renewable energy resources at its disposal is one of the objectives that the city of Pécs can be proud to have achieved.
With the commissioning in 2013 of the largest cogeneration heating network in Europe, 180,000 tons of straw from around 20 operators in the southwest of the country and 400,000 tons of wood are now fed into the city's heating network each year, thus avoiding the emission of 400,000 tons of CO2.
This series of factsheets has been published under the direction of the former Vivapolis network, a partnership structure initiated by the Ministry of Ecological Transition aimed at fostering synergies between players and promoting French expertise in sustainable cities internationally.
In December 2019, the Vivapolis network merged with the Institut pour la Ville Durable (IVD) to create the association France Ville Durable (Sustainable City by France). The Vivapolis sheets are now listed under the aegis of France Ville Durable.