Programme | Wednesday, 28 September
Here you will find more details about the conference sessions and offerings on 28 September in Luxembourg and online.
10:30 - 12:00
14:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 17:30
as of 19:00
Citizen engagement workshop
Accelerating the energy transition in municipalities with citizen participation
28 September, 10:30 – 12:00 | Online | (EN)
This workshop focused on the power of citizen engagement in renewables and highlight the importance of regional value creation as a key argument for citizen acceptance. Participants explored strategies to enhance public participation in the regional development of renewables as proven in three countries, each with different cultural, social, regulatory and legal frameworks. More details can be found in the workshop programme.
Energy communities workshop
The potential of energy communities in a free European electricity market
28 September, 10:30 – 12:00 | Online | (EN)
Energy communities and energy cooperatives embody citizen and community ownership of energy in the urgent transformation towards 100% renewable energy. In this workshop, we discussed how municipalities can become part of energy communities or even set up their own. Participants also took a look at ways to project the effect of various measures on household energy demand. More details can be found in the workshop programme.
Organising municipal climate action workshop
Municipal climate action tools – sharing experiences and challenges
Unfortunately, this workshop had to be cancelled on short notice.
WG adaptation & financing
Joint working group on adaptation and financing
28 September, 14:00 to 15:30 | Sang a Klang, Luxembourg City, & online | (EN)
This joint session of on the Working Groups on Adaptation and Financing looked at how cities can finance their ambitions to adapt to a changing climate. Good practices showcased how Climate Alliance members have tackled this challenge in cooperation with their local stakeholders. Participants exchanged on underlying barriers and replicable solutions to maintain liveable cities and to speed up the just resilience transition.
- Rachel Morrison, Senior Nature Based Solutions Advisor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (UK)
- Piero Pelizzaro, Head of the Europe and International Relation Department, City of Bologna (IT)
Further information can be found in the agenda.
WG CO2 monitoring
Working group on CO2 monitoring
28 September, 16:00 to 17:30 | Sang a Klang, Luxembourg City | (EN)
The Working Group on CO2 Monitoring has a long history in Climate Alliance and is now taking on new challenges. This meeting focussed on the group's work to develop a European CO2 pricing concept that will allow for a CO2 price to be included in municipal tendering processes for the procurement of goods and services. The approach has the potential to make municipal administrations vastly more sustainable. More information can be found in the workshop programme.
Working group on buildings
28 September, 16:00 to 17:30 | Online | (EN)
This edition of Climate Alliance’s Working Group on Buildings focused on making energy performance visible with contributions on energy performance certificates as policy tools for municipalities as well as going above and beyond in terms building energy efficiency and renewables with standards like Passive House and EnerPHit. Members exchanged on the role of building standards, goals and guidelines in harnessing the local potential to transform our building stock. For more information, please see the agenda.
The session was organised in cooperation with the outPHit and CrossCert projects and was preceeded by the CorssCert event, "Energy efficient buildings: next generation energy performance certificates". Read more
Nature-based solutions workshop
Monitoring and evaluating the impact of nature-based solutions
28 September, 16:00 to 17:30 | Online | (EN & ES)
This workshop oriented urban practitioners and stakeholders in measuring the impact of their nature-based solutions by providing practical examples from Latin America and Europe. The workshop was part of the Cities Talk Nature series that strengthens urban ecosystems restoration in municipalities of European Union and Latin America. More details can be found in the workshop programme.
Reception and film screening
Reception & Film Screening followed by Discussion
28 September, as of 19:00 | Sang a Klang, Luxembourg City | (EN & DE)
Participants were encouraged to join us at the Sang&Klang, a small concert hall dating back to the end of the 19th century! There, they experienced a sneak preview of a riveting documentary on women in South America who are risking their lives to defend their land and protect our planet. After screening the short version of this documentary, participants were invited to discuss its key themes directly with Erika Gonzalez, one of the film’s makers. The evening was rounded off with snacks, drinks and networking.