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Events in March 2017:

«March 2017»

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Thursday 16 March 11:00-14:00
Antwerp, Belgium

Covenant of Mayors Workshop - From political vision to project development: Implementing long-term energy planning in cities

Organised by the Covenant of Mayors Office
This workshop aims to support Covenant of Mayors signatories in their efforts to implement long-term energy planning. The first session will discuss how to involve various stakeholders in the energy planning in order to pull the strengths of technological innovation, investments, and skills and use them to work towards a decarbonised and less energy intensive urban future. The second session will give participants the occasion to learn more about concrete instruments to implement their energy vision: financial approaches, sectoral measures, methodologies and tools.
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Thursday 23 March 11:00-12:00
(web)

Webinar: “Streets for children, streets for all”, a collective project to share and design public space in La Rochelle

Organised in the framework of the CitiZEN project - Sustainable mobility for citizens in Europe - co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union
It’s not just about removing traffic from a street for a day. It’s the opportunity for children, parents and residents to create public space, where cars are usually passing by.
In the French city of La Rochelle, “fun learning” was key to a successful public-private partnership where teachers and local associations teamed up with the municipality and the public transport company to organise a range of activities during the “Children’s Street” on 7 June 2016. This collaborative process will be replicated in other parts of the city particularly to develop alternative solutions to cars to go to school.
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Tuesday 28 March
Brussels, Belgium

SMART ISLANDS BRUSSELS EVENT

Event is organized by European island authorities
On 28 March islands make a strong comeback in the European Parliament to present the Smart Islands Initiative. Building on the 1st Smart Islands Forum, the event will communicate the need to tap the significant, yet largely unexploited potential of islands to function as living labs for technological, environmental, and social innovation! Main highlight of the event is the official signing ceremony of the Smart Islands Declaration, a manifest to mobilize political and financial support so that European islands can transform into smart, inclusive and thriving societies.
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Tuesday 28 March 11:30-13:00
Online

Webinar: What prospects for EU Energy Efficiency Policies - Findings from the Energy Efficiency Watch Project

Organised by FEDARENE & Energy Cities

Over the last 10 years, the importance of energy efficiency in European policy has steadily increased. Today, energy efficiency is a key element on the EU’s political agenda. Policymakers are progressively recognising energy efficiency as a suitable means to address the triple challenge of economic recovery, energy dependency and climate change.

Starting in 2006, the Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW) projects have accompanied this process. EEW facilitates the implementation of EU energy efficiency policies by collecting information on this process, and by providing this information to a variety of stakeholders, including European, national, regional, local policymakers and experts.

During this webinar, speakers will discuss the progress in energy efficiency policies in the EU, and assess the new prospects opened up by the energy efficiency proposals of the Clean Energy for all Europeans Package.

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From 29 to 30 March
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Intelligent Planning for Sustainable Mobility

4th European Conference on SUMPs
The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is the principal annual event enabling an international community of practitioners, policy makers, city staff and academics from across Europe to come together to debate key issues, highlight developments in mobility planning and exchange ideas and experience.
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Thursday 30 March 12:00-13:30
(online)

Covenant of Mayors and CEDEC Webinar - How to boost local gas production from biomass or waste water: Inspiration from biogas-powered cities

Organised by the Covenant of Mayors Office and CEDEC
In the future, biogas could play a big role in cities’ energy mix. Gas is currently underexposed in the debate on the future sustainable energy system, green gas and other sustainable gases are rarely mentioned in policy documents or legislation and only few Member States have set targets for it. This online event will provide an outlook into how local authorities have already seized the opportunities offered by biogas.
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Friday 31 March 10:00-11:00
(online)

Webinar: Financing the energy renovation of residential buildings through soft loans and third-party investment schemes

Organised by Energy Cities as part of the Infinite Solutions project
Local and regional authorities have to be resourceful and open-minded to invent and test new financing mechanisms, business models, organisational structures and partnerships to make their sustainable energy projects happen. This requires strong technical, financial, legal and coordination skills and expertise in local authorities. Learn from the experience of the cities of Delft and Stuttgart!
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Tuesday 5 September 10:00-16:30

Navigating the transition to renewable heating and cooling in Europe: Policy recommendations and lessons learned from local case studies
Monday 11 September 16:00-17:45

3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating
From 12 to 13 September

The Power of Heat: A consumer-led energy transition
From 21 to 22 September

"Small Communities, Big Ideas" CIVITAS Forum 2017
From 27 to 29 September

Rencontres Nationales "Énergie et territoires ruraux, vers des territoires à énergie positive"
From 27 to 29 September

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