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In the framework of the 2ISECAP project, the Municipality of Karditsa, supported by AN.KA. S.A., is proactively involved in raising awareness among citizens about energy conservation. Through collaboration with diverse institutions, they are leading efforts to educate the public on energy-saving measures.

On April 10, 11 and 12, Duezerocinquezero, the National Forum on Energy and Sustainability, now in its third edition, was held in Padova.
One of the first events scheduled at the Forum was dedicated to the great challenge in which the Net Zero Cities, the 100 European cities called upon by the European Commission to reach the climate neutrality goal in 2030, twenty years ahead of the European target, are involved.

On February 21st, the fifth Living Lab meeting, a collaboration between the Tartu City Government, Tartu County Municipalities Association, and Tartu Regional Energy Agency, took place. The focus of the meeting was on the opportunities of the circular economy and its role in achieving Tartu’s climate goals. The event also marked the initiation of drafting Tartu’s circular economy roadmap, a significant addition to the city’s climate and energy plan.

In December 2023, the City of Padova launched an information campaign, which appeared on city billboards and on some streetcar shelters, to raise awareness of the city’s path toward decarbonization. The message chosen for the initiative was “Together towards Padova 2030, a zero-emission city,” designed to make the participatory dimension of the project and involve all citizens in this ambitious challenge, which, to be won, needs everyone’s contribution and commitment.

On January 10th, 2024, part of the 2ISECAP training material was presented at a scientific event called “Participation and Transparency in Planning Processes. Social, Technological and Institutional Innovation” that was organized and hosted by the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.

On December 18, 2023, our project partner @University of Brescia, together with the @Ordine degli Ingegneri di Brescia, the Italian Centro Nazionale di Studi Urbanistici (CENSU), and the University Research and Documentation Center for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (CRA 2030), organized a seminar titled “Which instruments for cities’ energy transition?”.

The path to Padova 2030 – climate neutral city – takes a new step, with the activation of an online form in which, on a personal level or representing a group (entity, association, etc.), it is possible to propose an action aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for climate change. These actions, following an evaluation by municipal technicians, may be included in the Climate City Contract that the city will sign, within the framework of the European Union’s Zero Cities Mission program, committing itself to achieving climate neutrality by 2030. The online form is published in the web page of the Padova 2030 mission.

The fourth meeting of León’s Local Living Lab (LLLL) on November 21, 2023, involved 35 participants from 20 entities across administration, academia, business/companies, and citizenship. The primary goal was to gain a comprehensive understanding of ongoing developments in León. Post-pandemic, Next Generation funds have spurred numerous projects, leading to a need for additional time in the third LLL to discuss these initiatives, particularly in energy transition. The fourth Living Lab aimed to conclude pending discussions from the previous session with a continued emphasis on understanding the diverse projects and actions in progress. Two round tables focusing on mobility and energy-city further facilitated interactive discussions, questioning, synergies, and debates, ensuring a dynamic and collaborative environment within the Lab.

On November 27, 2023, during the public meeting “Padova 2030 for Innovation and Sustainability” some projects of the Municipality of Padova aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens and reaching the climate neutrality have been presented. Moreover, some initiatives of local stakeholders were given the occasion to be illustrated.

In November 2023 the Municipality of Padova met the citizens to inform them about the climate neutral mission by 2030 and collect their proposals. The three meetings involved the neighbourhood councils, an instrument to enable citizens to actively participate in the life and choices that affect neighborhoods, in the management of common goods, and in the social and cultural life of the places where people live and work.