• 09 Jun 2020

    Get ready for the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020

    This year, the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place online from the 22nd to the 26th June. The EU Commission’s main event on energy & sustainability will host many different workshops and conferences around the theme “Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery & growth”. Local sustainable energy events – “Energy Days” – will also be organised by public and private organisations during the month of June.

    We selected some of them, to help you navigate the programme. Don’t forget to register


    District heating: working towards local sustainable solutions

    18 June, 13:30 – 15:00

    The climate neutrality ambition established in the European Green Deal requires efficient solutions for sustainable energy. District heating is one of those: it enables tapping local resources, fostering a localised and a greener economy. In this session, co-organised by the European Covenant of Mayors, the city of Bucharest and Rotterdam, together with other organisations will provide interdisciplinary perspectives and share experiences on district heating as a sustainable energy solution on the local level.

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    The role of local authorities in a fair energy transition, through retrofitting buildings

    24 June, 09 – 10:30

    The ambitious EU targets set up in the Green Deal present both a challenge an opportunity for local authorities. The building sector is amongst the most energy intensive in the European Union: refurbishing and retrofitting buildings is key in order to accelerate the sustainable energy transition. Furthermore, raising energy efficiency leads to improved access to sustainable and affordable energy for all. The Covenant cities of Glasgow, Wroclaw and Tartu will tell us about their retrofitting strategy, and how they are fostering an inclusive energy transition at local level.

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    Cities driving the green recovery: boosting investments for local actions

    24 June, 11 – 12:30

    The current crises has added a lot of financial pressure on local authorities. Now more than ever it is important for cities to match financial resilience with climate resilience. The purpose of this event is to present and discuss with European policy makers and city officials how the European City Facility can support local authorities to transform their local climate and energy roadmaps into real investments and help them transition towards climate neutrality.

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    Heating and cooling planning for greener cities: local resources first!

    30 June, 9 – 12:30

    European cities and regions have prepared or are in the process of developing ambitious climate and energy strategies and action plans, committing to net-zero carbon by 2050 – some even earlier. Nevertheless, many governments still need to better identify and analyse solutions to make energy demand more efficient on one hand and to meet the demand with efficient, cost-effective and greener energy sources on the other hand. During this online event, you will be able to learn more about the Hotmaps toolbox for energy planning, while exchanging with researchers, developers, energy planners and Covenant's signatories on the available technologies and possible visions and models to decarbonise heating and cooling.

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    The Covenant of Mayor – East is also planning some activities in the framework of EUSEW. More information will soon be available on their website.