Workshop schedule

Here you will find an overview of the workshops to be held during the Climate Alliance Digital Days. Details on all workshops as well as information on the languages and available translations can be found below under Workshop details. Programme subject to change.

*Workshops marked with an asterisk are organised via Climate Alliance Working Groups

Tuesday, 6 October Wednesday, 7 October Friday, 9 October

13:00

   to

14:30

TOPIC 1
Urban-rural partnerships – Key to the energy transition

TOPIC 1
Financing solutions for sustainable climate investments*




TOPIC
2

Learning from the crisis – An integrated approach to shocks and climate change*

TOPIC 1
City-to-city partnerships for the promotion of local climate protection


TOPIC 2

Carbon pricing at the municipal level*

15:00

  to

16:30

TOPIC 1
Local actions vs. global crises – How cities can act


TOPIC 2
From data to Information – How data can support municipal climate policy*

TOPIC 1
Energy Storage in historical urban buildings




TOPIC 2
Sustainable building solutions for the EU Renovation Wave

Workshop details

Urban-rural partnerships – Key to the energy transition   
6 October, 13:00 to 14:30

A greener Europe means that local and regional authorities will have to increase the share of renewables in their production and consumption mix. This workshop will explore how they can join forces with rural communities to create renewable energy partnerships, helping cities meet demand for renewables from reliable, regional supplies while strengthening economic resilience in rural communities.

Language: English

Organised by the Climate Alliance project team RegEnergy.

Local actions vs. global crises – How cities can act
6 October, 15:00 to 16:30

The current crises require bold responses that address social, ecological and democratic challenges. Trade prioritising profit over human rights and the environment cannot be a part of the solution.Yet the EU-MERCOSUR agreement, an affront to Climate Alliance’s goals, is currently on the verge of ratification. Explore what local authorities can do to fight negative social and environmental impacts.

Language: English, simultaneous translation into Portuguese available

Organised by the Climate Alliance campaign team Change the Power – (Em)Power to Change.

From data to Information – How data can support municipal climate policy
6 October, 15:00 to 16:30

The digital society generates plenty of data, much of it available at the local level and useful for municipalities. This workshop will explore how data can be transformed into useful information for the development and communication of local climate policy. Examples like that of the Movebis project, which uses smart mobile data for the municipal transport planning, will be examined.

Language: English


Financing solutions for sustainable climate investments
7 October, 13:00 to 14:30

The Corona crisis has made implementing local climate protection and adaptation measures especially challenging. At the same time, financing solutions for measures mitigating the pressures of the climate crisis are more critical now than ever before as they are the only way for municipalities to maintain or improve resiliency. This workshop will inspire with examples from across Europe.

Language: English, simultaneous translation into Italian available (tbc)

Organised by the Climate Alliance Working Group on Financing and the Climate Alliance project teams FALCO and EUCF.

Learning from the crisis – An integrated approach to shocks and climate change
7 October, 13:00 to 14:30

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the crucial role municipalities play in protecting their citizens from a range of shocks. Over the past months, local governments have shown their ability to react to new situations and support their citizens. This session will reflect on lessons learned throughout the pandemic. How do they apply to work on climate change adaptation and addressing multiple crises in parallel?

Language: English

Organised via the Climate Alliance Working Group on Adaptation

Energy Storage in historical urban buildings
7 October, 15:00 to 16:30

What potential do energy storage systems offer in buildings or neighbourhoods and how can energy efficiency measures be implemented in listed buildings of historical value? Through examples such as Austria’s Weizberg Basilica and with the help of a specialised tool, we’ll explore the opportunities and challenges of energy storage in listed buildings.

Language: German, simultaneous translation into English available

Organised by the Climate Alliance project team Store4HUC.

Sustainable building solutions for the EU Renovation Wave
7 October, 15:00 to 16:30

The workshop will be an opportunity to empower municipalities with findings and tools to upscale building renovation and contribute to the EU Renovation Wave. The workshop will examine two powerful tools that enable municipalities to take direct action on their local building stock: (i) the setup of local One-Stop-Shops to bring together the supply and demand side of building renovation, and (ii) a monitoring impact framework to track progress on local building renovation and inform decision-making.

Language: English

Organised by the Climate Alliance project teams Padova Fit Expanded and Build Upon2.

City-to-city partnerships for the promotion of local climate protection
9 October, 13:00 to 14:30   

City-to-city partnerships in the field of climate action can inspire creative ideas, involve new actors and help implement projects. Such partnerships can have an impact at both the political and administrative levels while providing points of contact for civil society. After exploring the significance of city partnerships for climate action and Climate Alliance, participants will see how French and German municipalities have benefited from such partnerships via the TANDEM project and learn about Karlsruhe's partnership with the City of Kampala in Uganda. Get inspiration on reviving or intensifying your own town twinning activities through thematic cooperation.

Language: German

Organised by the Climate Alliance project team TANDEM.

Carbon pricing at the municipal level
9 October, 13:00 to 14:30   

Putting a price on carbon emissions could be called the holy grail of climate politics. Calculating in the social and environmental costs of the energy and products we use so as to include these costs in municipal planning, cost-benefit analyses and procurement would dramatically change our world. Many Dutch municipalities are already making use of carbon pricing. Discuss how we can develop an EU carbon pricing model for municipalities based on this experience.

Language: English

Organised by the Climate Alliance Working Group on CO2 Monitoring