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13 November 2014


Meeting at Tremelo Municipality

Introduction of the Covenant of Mayors and Mayors in Action

Tremelo, Belgium
City hall of Tremelo
The municipalities of the region of Leuven can appeal to the services of Interleuven for writing their sustainable energy action plan (SEAP). Up to now Interleuven will support 9 municipalities concerning the development and the performance of the SEAP.

This meeting is held in each municipality separately with the following agenda:
- Short introduction of the Covenant of Mayors
- How to organise their internal steering committee for developing the SEAP: aim, composition, function, tasks,…
- Mayors in Action project
- Planning of Interleuven

Only the local authorities (mayor, aldermen, government officials) were invited to this meeting. The participation of citizens and other organisations will be considered in the next meetings.

14 November 2014


Second 50000&1 SEAPs Local Training in Bulgaria

Bratsigovo, Bulgaria
Youth Center Conference Hall at the Municipality of Bratsigovo
The Second Local Training in Bulgaria was organized and conducted after the Second Centralized Training (1-2 October, 2014, Barcelona, Spain).
The main focus of the training was on:
• Adhesion to the Covenant of Mayors initiative and follow-up steps;
• Guidelines on Baseline Emission Inventory development;
• How to fill in the SEAP template as required by the Covenant of Mayors;
• Brief presentation of the investment projects planned to be included in the SEAP of each of the participating municipalities;
• Discussion on setting up the SEAP + Energy Management procedure in each municipality and time planning.
The Mayor of the Municipality of Bratsigovo welcomed the participants and took part in the discussion session concerning the investment projects the host local community is planning to set as actions that are to be implemented within their SEAP.
The Second Local Training in Bulgaria ended with a visit/study tour of 5 energy-audited sites in the Municipality of Bratsigovo.

The agenda of the day is available here.

20 November 2014


Community-energy: empowering local authorities and their communities to guide local sustainable energy roll-out

Dublin, Ireland
Local decision-makers, planners, local government associations / networks and energy agencies participated in this free workshop addressing the potential for roll-out of community energy in Ireland.

The event included topics such as how local authorities can contribute to local economic regeneration, how they can plan efficiently for Renewable Energy,and how local authorities can stimulate the local green economy.

Best practice from across Ireland were also showcased during the workshop.

All presentations are available online. Access them by clicking on their title within the programme here.

For more information contact:

21 November 2014


From Warsaw to Paris via Lima

Warsaw, Poland
Local and national decision-makers, local government associations / networks and energy agencies are invited to participate in this free conference "From Warsaw to Paris via Lima" which will be held in Warsaw on 21st November 2014, as the anniversary of the Cities Day event of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19).

“Warsaw signed up to the UN climate summits cards not only as one of many host cities. It was in Warsaw for the very first time in the history of United Nations' climate summits the voice of the cities was heard. Representatives of local authorities were formally a part of dialogue during the High Level Segment with the representatives of the Parties to the Convention. Sustainability of the cities has a significant impact on both reduce carbon emissions and improve the quality of life of residents. That is why it is so important that during this unique, world climate debate cities were equal partner in dialogue” - Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw.

The conference "From Warsaw to Paris via Lima" will provide the participants the opportunity to have an open exchange of views, about climate global perspective and sharing experience and best practices in mitigation on local level.

You can reach the programme from the event website below.

For more information and to register contact:

25 November 2014

16th Breakfast at Sustainability's

Brussels, Belgium

The role of local and regional authorities in supporting community-led Renewable Energy projects formed the focus of the 16th Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) meeting, which took place in Brussels (Belgium) on 25 November 2014. Generously hosted by the Common Representation of the Alpeuregio (comprising the regions of Tyrol, South Tyrol, and Trentino in Italy), the half-day event, supported by CO-POWER, saw speakers and participants discuss challenges and barriers, as well as share success stories, in the ongoing transition to renewably sourced energy at the local level.

The potential benefits of community energy in relation to energy security were also discussed, and the EU internal energy market addressed. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director of the Internal Energy Market unit, DG Energy, delivered the keynote address, while Tom Jones, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, provided insight into civil society’s increasingly important role in energy generation.

B@S meetings are small, informal meetings that address topics of sustainable urban development from a local angle. Financing and implementation form core elements of the meetings.

For more information, download the programme at the link below.

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