13 March - Clean energy for 2030 and beyond: cities and regions walk the talk



Posted on 07 March 2014  
Based on recent research by ECOFYS for WWF, by 2030, the EU could be generating more than 40% of its energy from renewable sources
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When?

13 March 2014 - Brussels
From 2.30pm to 5.30pm


Where?

Tuscany Region,
Brussels liaison office
Rond Point Schuman 14
1040 Brussels

Upon invitation only

What?

Cities and sub-national authorities across Europe are frontrunners on both climate and energy action.

At this joint ICLEI Europe/WWF European Policy Office event, Mayors and senior representatives of the cities of Sienna, Zagreb and Warsaw will showcase their ambitious work in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency and share their best practices. They will highlight what opportunities renewable energy and community-led energy initiatives provide in their local context, and how they can be replicated in Europe at both higher and lower level of governance, if supported by ambitious EU climate and energy policies.

Relevant policy makers and stakeholders will join the debate and explore how renewable energy and energy efficiency can support and trigger both economic and social sustainable development.

The event is aimed at local, national and European political decision-makers who guide and support the sustainable energy roll-out in Europe.

This policy event’s objective is to provide a platform for exchange on the Climate and Energy Package 2030 under discussion, with a special focus on renewable energies and their impact and benefit at cities and community level. At this event, ICLEI Europe and WWF European Policy Office will present a joint call for action for ambitious and binding targets on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Programme

14:00 Coffee and registration

14:30 Introduction and Welcome by Representation of Tuscany

15:00 – 16:30 What climate and energy policy cities and regions need for 2030 & how can EU targets support development and competitiveness at local level? Leonardo Zannier, DG Energy, European Commission

Panel discussion with presentations of highlights and best practices, moderated by Holger Robrecht, ICLEI Europe

How will the new EU climate and energy package 2030 impact - both positively and negatively - on climate and energy actions at your level (EU/ national/regional/ local)? What does the local/regional level need and what can the European and international level offer to support cities’ ambitious actions?

Panelists:
  • Sirpa Hertell Rapporteur on the 2030 report, Committee of the Regions
  • Martina Hoegeberg, Energy attachee Sweden Permanent Representation
  • Sandra Parthie – Director, EU Regulatory Affairs, Alstom Power

Highlights & best practices:

From commitment to action, policy can be instrumental to implementation of successful and ambitious actions at local level, contributing to sustainable development. Cities share their best practices, from target setting to implementation, with a focus on community-led renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate strategy.
  • Warsaw: Katarzyna Kacpura, Deputy Director of Infrastructure Department
  • Zagreb: Marijan Maras, Head of Office for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Province of Siena: Paolo Casprini, Head Environmental Policies
  • Malmo: Ola Nord, Head of office at City of Malmö EU office

17:00 – 17:30 Conclusions and presentation of the joint WWF/ICLEI Europe Call for Action


Register now 

Please confirm your attendance at fdanthine@wwf.eu by 8 March 2014
Based on recent research by ECOFYS for WWF, by 2030, the EU could be generating more than 40% of its energy from renewable sources
© Istockphoto / Yuriy Chaban Enlarge