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Public Authorities together with a holistic network approach on the way to low-carbon municipalities

Project description

The important role of municipalities in the transition to a low carbon society

Supporting policy makers and public authorities in their work on the transition to a low carbon society is an important factor in the EU's efforts towards a green economy. The EU-funded PATH2LC project aims to create a network of stakeholders that will enable peer-to-peer learning and will increase the engagement in energy and climate transition. The network will foster the exchange of existing knowledge and experiences among municipalities. It will also improve the cooperation with local stakeholders and civil society representatives. What is more, the network will implement the measures related to the Sustainable Energy (and Climate) Action Plan (SE[C]AP).

Objective

The overarching objective of the PATH2LC project is to support policy makers and public authorities at local level in the transition process towards a low carbon society. Through a holistic network approach, stakeholders in public authorities are linked among municipalities in order to enable peer-to-peer learning and increase the engagement in energy and climate transition. The network approach shall also accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Energy (and Climate) Action Plan (SE(C)AP) measures.
The PATH2LC project will foster the exchange of existing knowledge and experiences among municipalities, enhance coordination among different administrative bodies within the municipalities and improve cooperation with local stakeholders and civil society. It will furthermore provide stakeholders in public authorities with the necessary planning and monitoring tools to implement transition roadmaps.
The following five existing networks are the starting point of the project: UCSA - Joint Office for Environmental Sustainability (Italy), Sustainable City Network (Greece), OesteSustentável (Portugal), Cities Northern Netherlands (NL), Rhône Network (FR).
They benefit from a well-established network process of the so-called learning energy efficiency networks (LEEN), supplemented with in-depth capacity building and support regarding heating and cooling topics. Due to the international composition of the networks, cross-country experiences can be shared. The project is accompanied by a socio-scientific evaluation in order to make the results transferable to other municipalities as well as by a dissemination strategy in order to make network activities visible.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2019

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Coordinator

IREES GMBH - INSTITUT FUR RESSOURCENEFFIZIENZ UND ENERGIESTRATEGIEN
Net EU contribution
€ 307 606,25
Address
Durlacher allee 77
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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