Events ( 1-5 from 9 )

1 - 2 October 2015


ICCA 2015 - International Conference on Climate Actions

Hanover, Germany
Municipalities play a strategic role in addressing climate change. They drive developments and act as role models for successful measures in greenhouse gas emissions reduction. To highlight local potential and achievements and to support mutual know how-transfer on policies and implementation, Germany will host an international conference in Hanover on October 1 and 2, 2015.

Just after the UN Summit to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (New York, Sept) and before the UNFCCC COP 21 (Paris, Nov/Dec), the International Conference on Climate Action will highlight local contributions towards low-carbon, sustainable urban development. It will serve to promote local climate action as a key driver for transformation. Representatives from municipalities, regional and national government, networks, foundations and researchers will get together to present, learn, and discuss.

Join us in learning more about experiences from a variety of cities, regions and countries, using diverse formats, from high level discussions to open market places, interactive workshops, and an award ceremony celebrating best practice.

More information about topics and speakers will be available soon.

7 October 2015


Covenant of Mayors Webinar on Local Energy Data Collection for GHG Inventories

Country focus: Croatia

The Webinar on ‘Data Collection for Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Croatia’, organized by the Covenant of Mayors Office with ICLEI Europe, will be held on 7 October 2015 from 11:00 to 12:30 am CET.

This webinar will be held in Croatian

The webinar will inform participants - specifically targeting Croatian Signatories of the CoM – about energy data collection practices in their country and provide practical advice on energy data gathering and processing for the purposes of establishing an Emissions Inventory (BEI/MEI) as part of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).
The webinar will notably draw on the outcomes and learnings from some EU-funded projects such as MESHARTILITY and SEAP+. It will present good practice examples and tips on how to overcome barriers in local energy data collection.

Target groups: Practitioners on local energy data collection, heads of municipal departments (energy, climate, environment, transport), local and regional energy agencies, local and regional elected leaders (mayors, deputy mayors, councilors), representatives of other levels of government, including national policy-makers.

- Agenda (en) / Program (hr)
- Registration / Link za registraciju

13 October 2015


Towards well-adapted, green and climate-friendly cities

Cities integrating climate change adaptation, mitigation and green infrastructure

Brussels, Belgium
Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 51
ICLEI Europe, together with the Committee of the Regions and the European Environment Agency is organizing a workshop in the framework of the 13th edition of the Open Days. Core of the discussion will be the potential synergies of an integrated approach to climate adaptation and mitigation.

Urban action in the field of climate and environment is both essential and complex. As activity hubs, urban settings bring together a number of variables and issues that have an impact on each other and have to be dealt with simultaneously. This participatory event will present successful experiences of policies incorporating three key policies: climate change mitigation, adaptation and city greening. The event will be the ideal place for an open dialogue, with the audience being encouraged to ask for more details or to put questions to speakers in order to share and benefit from best practices. A networking session will follow right after the event.

To have more information and to register for the event visit the Open Days website!

14 October 2015


Cities and regions investing in the Energy Union

Brussels, Belgium
European Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors Building, Room JDE52
Regions and cities are at the forefront of sustainable energy roll-out in Europe. Through engaging and committing to initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, cities across Europe are showing leadership in fostering sustainable development, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and driving the low-carbon economy agenda.

At the same time, local authorities are facing the urgent socio-economical challenge to ensure secure, sustainable, affordable and competitive energy for their communities. The Energy Union and the development of a single energy market aims to address the current challenges of the integration of variable renewable energy, and security of supply. Local authorities are ideally positioned to facilitate the roll-out of policies and planning for the energy transition at local level, while supporting consumers to better participate in markets.

Often a lack of technical and financial capacity, and of clear legal framework, limits and hinders the possibility for local authorities to fully engage and create local added-value for their communities. This event aims at sharing solutions and inspirations, providing insight into community’s increasingly important role in sustainable energy. The event will discuss how to spur low carbon investments to implement climate policies, as well as the generating of local employment through utilising Structural and Cohesion Funds and innovative financing models involving citizens and business participation. The debate will address how regional-local value chains can support sustainable development and job creation through decentralised approaches and participatory finance.

The event will be followed by one and a half hour of networking session during which the Mayors in Action and 50000&1SEAPs projects will present best practices. A sitting area will provide the opportunity to network and discuss.

To register for the event, visit the Open Days website at the link below. Registration will remain open until 28 September.

More information can be found in the event programme, which can be downloaded below.

15 October 2015


Climatechno: HVAC Seminars

Techniques to save energy and to improve the environment

Leuven, Belgium
The HVAC world is always changing. New technologies, techniques and legislation ensure that the HVAC world is a challenging environment, with many opportunities. A good integration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration can increase home comfort and comfort in buildings. In addition, smart technologies can also lead to savings in both financial savings and energy savings! This is also a benefit for the environment and the climate!

Best use of these opportunities requires a good knowledge of the possibilities offered by new technologies and techniques on the market. The participants at this conference will discover the most recent and revolutionary techniques. The main legislative provisions are discussed.

During the lectures and workshops experts will tell all about the secrets to use HVAC even more efficient, sustainable and customer-focused.

This seminar will translate the current developments into the relevance of a local government with many specific practices and inspiring cases of what has already been achieved in pioneer communities.

For more information find the programme (in Dutch) here below.
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