The Way Forward for Local Governments  - A Time for Planning and Action Gino Van Begin, Regional Director  ICLEI European ...
3 Key messages 1. New EU sustainable energy policy requires joint efforts 2. Local governments are important players to mo...
1. New EU sustainable energy policy and need for joint efforts
1. EU Policy Targets 2007  (source: Energy Package 2007 and EU Environment Related Indicators 2005 ) Renewable energy as p...
Use of biofuels  5,75 % by 2010  ><   1 % in 2005 10% by 2020 -  1 4% was discussed Kyoto CO 2  reduction target EU15 8% b...
Local governments are important players to move towards sustainable energy  - LGs are close to citizens and operate in par...
Tangible benefit for local sustainability Local energy use & supply Local climate mitigation and adaptation policies Urban...
Wind-, solar-energy, biomass , biogas, geothermal energy, small hydro-power, wave and tidal power   - Renewable energy sou...
Barcelona, Spain   Freiburg, Germany Helsinki, Finland Solar  ordinance 60% solar energy 2010 : 4,14% expected savings 202...
ICLEI Response ICLEI’s new Local Renewable Initiative One goal, One network, many projects Substantially increase the gene...
Tangible benefit for local sustainability Local energy use & supply Local climate mitigation and adaptation policies Urban...
HadRM3H-model Source: PRUDENCE  (Christensen et al, 2002) EU 5FP City Analogues
Berlin 25% C02 reduction  by 2010 Växjö 50 % reduction CO2 by 2010, 70 % by 2025 Barcelona : 20% CO2 reduction  by 2010 Co...
<ul><li>ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection Campaign (CCP) </li></ul><ul><li>A common Framework for Local Action on miti...
Tangible benefit for local sustainability Local energy use & supply Local climate mitigation and adaptation policies Urban...
<ul><li>Procurement </li></ul><ul><li>One trillion Euro  (1.000.000.000.000) spent every year by European public authoriti...
<ul><ul><li>21 % of electricity produced from renewable sources:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 % reduction energy consum...
ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Campaign - 24 cities+ 10 national partners participating since 2004 - milestone process wi...
Tangible benefit for local sustainability Local energy use & supply Local climate mitigation and adaptation policies Urban...
Promote energy efficient districts  Create business centres on the “main street”  Promote a transportation system that inc...
Cleaner transportation & mobility planning Stockholm - public transport company targets to be  fossil fuel free by 2021 - ...
3.Conclusions: Action at local level is possible & necessary
<ul><li>New/adapt local regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal management of services and assets </li></ul><ul><li>Sustai...
Thank you for your attention! Gino Van Begin www.iclei.org/europe
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  1. 1. The Way Forward for Local Governments - A Time for Planning and Action Gino Van Begin, Regional Director ICLEI European Secretariat
  2. 2. 3 Key messages 1. New EU sustainable energy policy requires joint efforts 2. Local governments are important players to move towards sustainable energy 3. Conclusions: Action at local level is possible & necessary
  3. 3. 1. New EU sustainable energy policy and need for joint efforts
  4. 4. 1. EU Policy Targets 2007 (source: Energy Package 2007 and EU Environment Related Indicators 2005 ) Renewable energy as part of EU energy production 20% by 2020 >< increased energy consumption may knock down this target Electricity produced from renewable sources: 21% by 2010, ><15 % in 2005 ?% by 2020 Energy consumption 20% reduction by 2020 against 2005 ><1990-2000 decrease; 2001-2003 increase in EU15 / decrease in EU12
  5. 5. Use of biofuels 5,75 % by 2010 >< 1 % in 2005 10% by 2020 - 1 4% was discussed Kyoto CO 2 reduction target EU15 8% by 2008-2012 against 1990 ><1,7% 2003 20 % by 2020 - should be 30% to not exceed 2°C global warming IPCC report, Stern Review Heiligendamm process 1. EU Policy Targets 2007 (source: Energy Package 2007 and EU Environment Related Indicators 2005 )
  6. 6. Local governments are important players to move towards sustainable energy - LGs are close to citizens and operate in participatory processes for local sustainability - LGs directly contribute/impact the EU objectives via their local policies and targets and therefore assist in the implementation when included in the process - current EU ambition requires combined efforts 1. EU Policy Targets 2007 (source: Energy Package 2007 and EU Environment Related Indicators 2005 )
  7. 7. Tangible benefit for local sustainability Local energy use & supply Local climate mitigation and adaptation policies Urban planning and mobility policies Sustainable procurement 2. Local governments are important players to move towards sustainable energy
  8. 8. Wind-, solar-energy, biomass , biogas, geothermal energy, small hydro-power, wave and tidal power - Renewable energy sources are available and ready for use - Decentralised energy supply makes communities more resilient - Economic savings via energy efficiency and saving - Numerous ambitious targets and policies set by LGs Sustainable energy use and supply at local level
  9. 9. Barcelona, Spain Freiburg, Germany Helsinki, Finland Solar ordinance 60% solar energy 2010 : 4,14% expected savings 2025: district cooling combustible waste for electricity In 2002, 10% electricity from renewables by 2010 CCP cities Växjö, Sweden Fossil Fuel Free by 2050 50% RES by 2005 24%CO2 reduction
  10. 10. ICLEI Response ICLEI’s new Local Renewable Initiative One goal, One network, many projects Substantially increase the generation and use of local renewable energy sources through: - Model communities around the world - Replication of good practices - Strong international network of local governments Put local renewables on the international agenda through: - Networking with organisations and partners - events and projects
  11. 11. Tangible benefit for local sustainability Local energy use & supply Local climate mitigation and adaptation policies Urban planning and mobility policies Sustainable procurement 2. Local governments are important players to move towards sustainable energy
  12. 12. HadRM3H-model Source: PRUDENCE (Christensen et al, 2002) EU 5FP City Analogues
  13. 13. Berlin 25% C02 reduction by 2010 Växjö 50 % reduction CO2 by 2010, 70 % by 2025 Barcelona : 20% CO2 reduction by 2010 Copenhagen reduced C02 by 30% by 2005 Stockholm reached 25% C02 reduction in 2006, aims to be fossil fuel free by 2050 Woking Borough 60% CO2 reduction by 2050 80% by 2100 Oslo reduces 50% C02 by 2030 Zurich reduces 30 % CO2 by 2020 Nottingham 60 % CO2 reduction by 2050 London : reduce municipal CO2 by 60% in 2050 against 2000 ICLEI leading cities set ambitious targets Freiburg 25% by 2010 30% by 2030
  14. 14. <ul><li>ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection Campaign (CCP) </li></ul><ul><li>A common Framework for Local Action on mitigation since 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>A Network for Exchange of Experience among 800 cities worldwide, 160+ cities in Europe covering 16 European countries </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated annual emissions from CCP participants: 2,7 billion tons of eCO2 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated annual reduced emissions from CCP participants: </li></ul><ul><li>65 million tons of eCO2 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated annual € saved by CCP participants: 2 billion € </li></ul><ul><li>IPPC 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Stern review </li></ul>ICLEI Response
  15. 15. Tangible benefit for local sustainability Local energy use & supply Local climate mitigation and adaptation policies Urban planning and mobility policies Sustainable procurement 2. Local governments are important players to move towards sustainable energy
  16. 16. <ul><li>Procurement </li></ul><ul><li>One trillion Euro (1.000.000.000.000) spent every year by European public authorities in the purchase of products and services (14% -16 % of the GDP) </li></ul><ul><li>The potential of sustainable procurement is thus huge to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>achieve environmental relief </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>move the market towards green products and services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>green the production side </li></ul></ul></ul>Sustainable procurement for and by all levels of governments source : EU Relief project 2003)
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>21 % of electricity produced from renewable sources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 % reduction energy consumption & CO 2 reduction </li></ul></ul>= Environmental relief = Move the market + green the production Sustainable procurement for and by all levels of governments source : EU Relief project 2003) If all European public authorities bought green electricity 18% of the Kyoto commitments could be met . Public authorities buy 2.8 million computers annually - 12% of market If the European market could be moved to producing slightly more efficient PCs then over 8 million tonnes CO 2 could be saved - equivalent to the emissions of almost 1 million people
  18. 18. ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Campaign - 24 cities+ 10 national partners participating since 2004 - milestone process with target setting - dialogue with national, European and international government - enrolled in Marrakech process of UNEP - workshops in 5 European countries ICLEI Response
  19. 19. Tangible benefit for local sustainability Local energy use & supply Local climate mitigation and adaptation policies Urban planning and mobility policies Sustainable procurement 2. Local governments are important players to move towards sustainable energy
  20. 20. Promote energy efficient districts Create business centres on the “main street” Promote a transportation system that includes bicycling, walking, public transport,cars and freight Protect natural areas, parks, streams and farmland both inside and outside the urban growth boundary Work with neighbouring cities in the region to keep the separation between communities Innovative urban planning
  21. 21. Cleaner transportation & mobility planning Stockholm - public transport company targets to be fossil fuel free by 2021 - subway runs on electricity from renewables - buses run 25% on renewables in 2006 and 50% in 2011 - congestion charge - use of clean vehicles strongly supported (taxi companies, private users, city fleet)
  22. 22. 3.Conclusions: Action at local level is possible & necessary
  23. 23. <ul><li>New/adapt local regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal management of services and assets </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable urban planning and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Instruments & Support mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising & stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation among local governments </li></ul><ul><li>Local governments are changing towards sustainable energy - </li></ul><ul><li>this is the right time for planning and action ! </li></ul>3.Conclusions: Action at local level is possible & necessary
  24. 24. Thank you for your attention! Gino Van Begin www.iclei.org/europe
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