Involving Citizens in Strategic Climate And Energy Planning

WEBINAR: 22 May 2024, 09.30 – 11.15 CET 

The event will highlight crucial role of local authorities throughout Europe in engaging with citizens to inspire for climate actions aligned with local strategic energy and climate planning. This effort will be conducted in harmony with EU strategies, emphasizing the collaborative and interconnected approach necessary for effective climate initiatives.

09.30       Welcome and Introduction

09.35       EU speaker – 100 Climate Neutral Cities update tbc

09.50       2ISECAP – involving citizens by living lab approaches

The 2ISECAP initiative focuses on actively involving local and regional stakeholders and communities in the energy transition. It employs the Living Lab concept to establish the necessary institutional framework for studying and promoting a comprehensive and participatory approach to energy planning.

10.05       Example from Municipality of Padova, Italy (2ISECAP and 100 Cities)

The Italian Municipality of Padova in June 2021 adopted a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP), developed through a participatory process involving various local stakeholders. In April 2022, Padova has been included in the short list of 100 cities committed to achieve the climate neutrality by 2030.

10.20       DK2020 process in Denmark – Central Denmark Region

DK 2020 is a bottom-up initiative that supports Danish municipalities in raising their climate efforts to the international C40 standard – Climate Action Planning Framework (CAPF). All municipalities have now developed strategic climate and energy action plans within this standard and is now entering into an implementation process supported by cross municipal initiatives.

10.35       Example from Municipality of Aarhus (DK2020 and 100 Cities)

The city of Aarhus in Denmark is dedicated to combating climate change and strives to play a significant role in the green transition. Consequently, Aarhus has been chosen to participate in the EU’s mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030. As a selected participant, Aarhus will serve as an experimentation and innovation hub, actively contributing to the development of solutions that will empower all European cities to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

10.50     Debate, Q&A

11.15       End 


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