Climate Active Neighbourhoods project among the Regiostar Award finalists

The Climate Active Neighbourhoods initiative on neighbourhood-based approaches for energy savings has been named one of five finalists in the Building Climate Resilient Cities category of the EU-wide Regiostar Award. The Regiostar jury announced finalists of each of the award’s six categories during a ceremony today in Brussels. The Interreg Northwest Europe funded Climate Active Neighbourhoods (CAN) project developed bottom-up measures to empower residents and build collaboration with municipalities. Ranging from innovative financial tools to home energy visits for retrofitting measures and from tools for engagement to energy cooperatives and governance models, CAN successfully tackled a range of issues related to energy efficiency, energy poverty and local responsibility. As a finalist, the Climate Alliance led initiative is now in the running to win a Regiostar Award on 9 October in recognition of its contribution to urban development adaptation strategies on local, regional, national and EU levels. CAN is additionally in the running for the public choice award, which is decided on the basis of public voting.

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