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Events in March 2015:

«March 2015»

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From 5 to 6 March
Washington DC (US)

A Forum of Communities for Urban Sustainability

Cities are major players on sustainability issues and resiliency. This is why the French Embassy, in conjunction with the US government and American NGOs, organizes FOCUS 2015 in March 2015.
This conference will kick-start long-term and formal cooperation among officials and practitioners concerned with sustainable urban development in France and the United States. It aims at paving the way to the participation of US cities in December 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
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Friday 6 March
Paris (FR)

Innover dans le financement des territoires européens par les processus participatifs et coopératifs

A travers des processus de co-production ou de coopération, les démarches participatives ont toutes en commun de mobiliser le savoir-faire, l’expérience, les connaissances, les moyens et les réseaux de l’ensemble des parties prenantes. En ces sens, elles intéressent de plus en plus les collectivités territoriales qui y voient notamment un moyen d’améliorer l’action publique locale et d’en réduire les coûts.

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Wednesday 11 March
Valencia, Spain

Covenant of Mayors National Event in Spain - Jornada nacional sobre el Pacto de los Alcaldes y Alcaldes por la Adaptación

Organised by the Covenant of Mayors Office & Ajuntament de Valencia
Discussion on the latest developments of the Covenant of Mayors, the Spanish Covenant Club (structure and organisation) and presentation of local authorities’ work on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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Friday 13 March
Sofia, Bulgaria

Covenant of Mayors workshop - Financing sustainable energy projects in Bulgaria

Organised by the Covenant of Mayors Office & EcoEnergy
In January, the Bulgarian government announced they will allocate 1 billion Lev (more than €500 million) to improving energy efficiency of multi-family housing over the period 2015-2016. This could be a great help to finance residential projects outlined in the Sustainable Energy Action Plans of Bulgarian signatories.
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From 18 to 19 March
Malmö, Sweden

Meeting Point Urban Magma Conference

"European cities present their top-notch projects and bring new approaches. We want you to challenge our viewpoints, give us a thumbs-up, lead us down new paths, and join us in pinpointing crucial questions that sharpen our sustainability work and enable Skåne and other regions to deliver at its peak ability."
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Wednesday 18 March 09:30-16:30
Warsaw, Poland

Covenant of Mayors workshop - Supporting Mechanisms for sustainable energy

Organised by the Covenant of Mayors Office and the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
The program features speakers from Polish ministries, national organisations channeling public funds to sustainable energy, financial institutions, as well as experts on topics relevant to developing bankable project proposals. Advantages of being a Covenant of Mayors signatory, and using the online tools available will be highlighted.
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From 19 to 21 March
Vorarlberg (AT)

Direction le Vorarlberg

Voyage d’étude organisé par Hespul dans le cadre du projet européen AIDA
Visites de sites et conférences-débats
Le land du Vorarlberg en Autriche a vu son économie s’écrouler en 1980 après l’effondrement de l’industrie du textile. En 30 ans, la région est devenue l’une des plus prospères d’Europe. Elle a su miser sur une vieille tradition de travail du bois local, combinée à de nouvelles pratiques professionnelles et une vision architecturale axée sur des critères de haute performance énergétique.
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Thursday 19 March 09:30-11:00
Online

Covenant of Mayors webinar - Engaging people in Smart Grids

Organised by the Covenant of Mayors Office, S3C (Smart Consumer, Smart Customer, Smart Citizen) & CEDEC
The webinar addresses the following main questions:
- What benefits can smart grids bring to communities?
- How to win citizens’ attention and interest and how can they be used to help people saving energy?
- How to turn this technical topic into a regional initiative?
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Tuesday 24 March
Bratislava (SK)

Financing SEAP actions for energy security

Managenergy workshop, organised by Energy Cities
Local and regional authorities that are voluntarily committed to EU climate and energy objectives through the Covenant of Mayors and other engagements contribute via their actions to Europe’s energy independence. However, swift SEAP implementation requires sufficient financial sources and human capacities to identify city energy saving potential, develop bankable projects and implement innovative financing schemes.
This workshop will explore:
- Where to find financial sources enabling their energy transition which in return contributes to Europe’s energy independence
- How to set up and manage innovative financing schemes (revolving mechanisms, loans, guarantee schemes, EPC, etc.) incentivising citizens’ and local stakeholders and triggering private investments.
- How to set up effective partnerships with financial and private sector as well as Slovak SIF managing authorities.
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Wednesday 25 March 09:30-17:30
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Transition management in urban context

Organised by DRIFT (Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
In this full-day workshop, DRIFT will introduce you to transition management. This approach seeks to influence the direction and pace of societal change by strategically creating space for new paradigms and practices. Key is the building up of a network of change-agents; gaining a systemic change perspective; and empowering diverse actors to engage in, and learn from, initiatives contributing to a sustainable future.
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Tuesday 31 March


Energy Cities’ Photo Contest

My city, my team, my energy

On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, Energy Cities organises a photo contest open to all members of the network. You can win an urban art piece for your city!
Contest open from 15 January to 31 March 2015.
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A Forum of Communities for Urban Sustainability
From 5 to 6 March

Innover dans le financement des territoires européens par les processus participatifs et coopératifs
Friday 6 March

Covenant of Mayors National Event in Spain - Jornada nacional sobre el Pacto de los Alcaldes y Alcaldes por la Adaptación
Wednesday 11 March

Covenant of Mayors workshop - Financing sustainable energy projects in Bulgaria
Friday 13 March

Meeting Point Urban Magma Conference
From 18 to 19 March

Covenant of Mayors workshop - Supporting Mechanisms for sustainable energy
Wednesday 18 March 09:30-16:30

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