Rendez-vous with Energy Cities in Salerno (IT) from 28 to 30 April 2010
INVENTING TOMORROW: CITY LIFE IN TRANSITION
INTRODUCTION Gérard Magnin, Executive Director, Energy Cities The challenge of European cities is to invent today a tomorrow where quality of life goes hand in hand with low energy consumption. A thousand local authorities are already preparing their futures by committing to the Covenant of Mayors. In defiance of financial and economic pressures, they are changing the direction of their energy policies – with foresight, cooperation and imagination! Download the presentation 19 BREAKTHROUGHS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Sue Dibb, Head of Sustainable Business and Consumption, Sustainable Development Commission (GB) Many ‘Breakthrough Ideas’ are driven from the grassroots. They encompass varying levels, from individuals, to communities, cities, and things that need to be done at local, national or international level and require government to act as the enabler.
MOBILISING ENERGY TO REINVENT CITY LIFE? PERCEPTIONS & INDICATORS OF QUALITY OF LIFE AND PANEL DISCUSSION Birgit Georgi, Project manager, European Environment Agency (EEA)
Download the EEA’s study "Ensuring quality of life in Europe’s cities and towns" INTERACTIVE FORUMS: 20 ENERGY CITIES IN TRANSITION Our cities have experienced significant changes over the last 20 years and will, no doubt, be very different again 20 years from now. This photographic review shows 20 urban strategies and/or significant projects from cities that are in transition, inventing their future of low energy and high quality of life for all. Download the list of the forums English - French
COVENANT OF MAYORS’ THEMATIC WORKSHOP
Good morning VIDEO (coming soon) ACHIEVING THE COVENANT COMMITMENTS THANKS TO CLEAR VISIONS Should cities focus their energy on short, medium or long term objectives?
Cities that have signed the Covenant of Mayors initiative are committed to reaching figure-based targets: 20% CO2 emission reduction by 2020 and following that, the division by 4 of their emissions before 2050. Quite a revolution! How do City Councils integrate such different time horizons when they vote their budgets every year? How can we use this long-term vision as a compass to guide us in the desired direction? Download the presentation THE COVENANT OF MAYORS AS A NEW MODE OF GOVERNANCE IN THE EU MULTI-LEVEL SYSTEM Kristine Kern, Assistant Professor, Wageningen University (NL) Beyond local commitments, the Covenant of Mayors provides a good example of the multi-level governance an increasing number of players are asking for. What can we expect from this atypical initiative? Download the presentation