Programme | Wednesday, 8 September

Here you will find more details. presentations and further materials about the conference sessions and offerings on 8 September in Wels (AT) and online.

Programme details as well as materials for the other conference days can be found here: 9 September | 10 September

In Wels Online

09:00  - 11:00

Climate Alliance Working Group Workshops
Adaptation, Financing, CO2 Monitoring
(EN; in parallel)

13:30 - 15:00

Online networking & exhibition

15:30 - 17:30

General Assembly
(EN | DE | ES)

from 17:30

City tour & dinner
(EN | DE)


Working Group on Adaptation: Climate change and vulnerable communities
8 September, 09:00 to 11:00 | Online | (EN)

Climate change impacts do not affect all citizens in the same way. Extreme events often cause worse impacts on certain vulnerable groups. During this session for the Climate Alliance Working Group on Adaptation, we set the stage with recent European adaptation policy developments and an overview of current measures for vulnerable groups. Together we reflected on how local governments have been considering social vulnerability in adaptation planning, and explored how cities can prepare to address extreme events such as heat waves, thereby better protecting their citizens.


This workshop was organised by the Climate Alliance Working Group on Adaptation.

Working Group on Financing: Enhancing financial participation of citizens via energy communities
8 September, 09:00 to 11:00 | Online | (EN)

Closing the investment gap to reach the EU’s climate targets until 2050 is a main goal of the European Green Deal. This includes strengthening the role of the consumer in the energy transition, by encouraging active financial involvement to leave no one behind in a just transition. Consumer (co-)ownership in renewable energy is a major driver of the overall success of the low-carbon just transition in Europe. In this session, the Working Group on Financing explored different financing models behind energy communities that successfully involve private households. It introduced models of co-ownership in cooperation with cities and municipalities that have the potential to transform the energy system locally.


This workshop was organised by the Climate Alliance Working Group on Financing.

Working Group on CO2 Monitoring: Development in the international CO2 Monitoring
8 September, 09:00 to 11:00 | Online | (EN)

In this session, the Climate Alliance Working Group on CO2 Monitoring informed interested Climate Alliance members about the latest developments in this field. From the Global Covenant of Mayors, the Global Reporting Framework for Municipalities to the CDP/ICLEI unified reporting system or the Google Environmental Inside Explorer. Climate Alliance is in contact and/or involved with all these new initiatives and provided an inside perspective about the relevant developments.


This workshop was organised by the Climate Alliance Working Group on CO2 Monitoring.

2021 Climate Alliance General Assembly
8 September, 15:30 to 17:30 | Online | (EN | DE | ES)

This year, for the second time, the Climate Alliance General Assembly was held exclusively online. In addition to the review of 2020 and the outlook for 2021, current topics from the network were presented. The membership also adopted the new Climate Alliance Charter. The charter shows how equitable climate protection must look on the local level. It also opens up a target range with which municipalities can aim for more ambitious emissions reductions in the future.

Further Details & Materials:
9 September | 10 September

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