Energy transition in action: EU cities partnership and urban innovative projects

Cities are a key player within the Energy Transition process. Due to this fact a thematic partnership on energy transition has been set up, gathering Member States, cities, the European Commission and other stakeholders in the frame of the Urban Agenda for the EU.

The cities coordinating the partnership (London, Gdansk, Roeselare) will introduce a set of concrete actions aiming at supporting urban initiatives on energy transition, through better laws, easier access to funding and knowledge sharing. The results of the project will open new pathways and create new tools for all the European cities to tackle this upcoming transition.

They will enter into an interesting exchange with three UIA projects on energy transition: the Fossil-Free energy DIstricts (FED) project in Gothenburg, the CoRDEES project in Paris, and the Vilawatt project in Viladecans.

The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Initiative  set up by the European Commission provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. 

 

Speakers

Principal Policy and Programme Officer
Greater London Authority
Professor at the Department of Spatial Management
University of Gdańsk
Managing Director
Euroheat & Power
Policy coordinator
Climate Alliance
Smart city department
City of Paris
Director Open Arena Energy
Johanneberg Science Park
Manager of municipal companies
Viladecans City Council