Kinga kovacs: The European Association of local authorities inventing their energy future
Energy Cities The European Association of local authorities inventing their energy future
Energy Cities, the network Representing 1,000 local authorities from 30 countries > Medium-sized and large cities > A constant & dynamic growth
can have an influence on local energy consumptions Local authorities !
BECAUSE Energy is one of the few municipal fields where significant financial savings can be achieved... Cities should be involved in energy issues
Cities should be involved in networks > Similar contexts > Many experiences which remain unknown > Good & less good practices > Sparse competences > Everyone re invent s the wheel BECAUSE OF
BECAUSE IT BRINGS > Lower energy bills for citizens > Comfortable living conditions > A pleasant environment > More jobs > … Energy actions need networking
European cooperation … in urban energy issues <ul><li>Exchanging know-how… </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcing the role & </li></ul><ul><li>capacities of </li></ul><ul><li>municipalities… </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging all local actors </li></ul><ul><li>Rethinking the city </li></ul>
Platform 3x20.org … the energy efficiency Facebook Calculate, visualise, compare, share energy and CO2 savings The first web tool that can be used by all local actors to reach the 3x20 target!
www.citiesengage.eu Making engagements visible
Re-thinking the city … IMAGINE is our vision lab where actors from all fields and decision levels share ideas, best practices, tools and implementation methods … for imaginative people & cities, with a sense for innovation, cooperation and a willingness to change things
[email_address] Kinga Kovacs www.energy-cities.eu Thanks for your attention!