Involving Citizens in local planning

WEBINAR: 22 May 2024, 09.30 – 11.15 CET 

2ISECAP  focuses on further developing the EU’s SECAP concept through more active involvement of citizens, local communities, and businesses in the planning process, including through the use of the Living Lab concept. This is done in collaboration with European universities that are leaders in the field and 6 pilot cities in Estonia, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, and Greece.

Two of the pilot cities in 2ISECAP are Tartu from Estonia and Padova from Italy, which, like Aarhus in Denmark,  are part of the EU’s mission of “100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030”. This mission is part of the ‘European Green Deal’ – the European Commission’s major initiative that will lead to climate neutrality for all of Europe by 2050. The 100 selected cities commit to being CO2 neutral by 2030. Through this effort, the EU seeks to demonstrate how it is possible for cities to achieve climate neutrality while maintaining quality of life and economic growth.

The webinar, in addition to knowledge and experience exchange, has an overarching purpose to emphasize the important role that local authorities and local communities throughout Europe play in the implementation of our common goal of CO2 neutrality by 2050. This common commitment to combating climate change is symbolized in the EU’s climate pact, also known as the “European Climate Pact”. The Climate Pact represents a broad effort to mobilize all sectors of society – from governments and businesses to local communities and individual citizens – in the fight against climate change. It is a platform where all stakeholders can contribute their ideas, resources, and actions to meet the EU’s ambitious climate goals, including climate neutrality by 2050.

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