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Improving Local Energy and climate policy through quality management and certification

Objective

Climate change is a global problem and to solve it, we need to start on local level. To effectively implement energy and climate policies, concerted and strong action is needed. Municipalities often have ambitious goals and political will, but lack the harmonized, interdepartmental and long-term structures to successfully implement their climate and energy strategies and thus reach their goal.

This is the starting point for the project, which focuses on capacity building in municipalities. By introducing the quality management and certification programme European Energy Award (eea) in Belgium, Croatia, Greece and Poland, the project aims at setting up the necessary structures in municipalities. During the project, 30 pilot municipalities will further develop and implement their climate and energy strategy by using the eea standards and criteria catalogue. External advisors will guide and monitor the continuous progress. Its certification will ensure that municipalities implement their climate and energy plans to high quality standards. The certification process is ongoing and ensures that municipal climate action progress. Their experiences and successes will pave the way for more municipalities in the target regions to join the eea.

IMPLEMENT’s objective is to set up the necessary structures for a long-term roll-out of the eea in the partner countries. Partners will translate and adapt all eea tools to national context, receive adequate training to become skilled eea advisors, able to advice and guide pilot municipalities through the eea process. The consortium together with regional authorities will develop, based on experience exchange with eea expert regions, feasibility studies and business plans, tailor-made support schemes for the participating countries.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

BOND BETER LEEFMILIEU VLAANDEREN
Address
Tweekerkenstraat 47
1000 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 324 890

Participants (6)

KRAJOWA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 162 248,75
Address
Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79
00 697 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA PROMOTION DES ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 258 950
Address
Rue Fernand Bernier 15
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
REGIONALNA ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA SJEVEROZAPADNE HRVATSKE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 168 676,25
Address
Andrije Zaje 10
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGIAKO KE PERIVALONTIKO GRAFIO EGEOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 221 710
Address
Charilaou Trikoupi 65
10681 Athina
Activity type
Other
B. & S.U. BERATUNGS- UND SERVICE-GESELLSCHAFT UMWELT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 167 932,50
Address
Alexanderstrasse 7
10178 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRANDES ENERGIE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 85 207,50
Address
Molkenstrasse 21
8004 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)