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GET READY FOR 2050: How to Successfully Plan for the Future

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The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe, H2020 projects C-Track 50 and PentaHelix are joining forces for a unique joint event series for local/regional public authorities and their stakeholders, entitled “GET READY FOR 2050”.


Divided in three online sessions, the event series aims to support participants in three central areas: building effective collaboration processes, (successfully) planning for the future, and financing climate and energy plans. Supported by high-level experts and other invited EU initiatives, organisers are offering participants an interesting mix of inspiring presentations and small-group discussions to tackle the main challenges and seize opportunities related to the central themes. 


The second session will focus on climate and energy planning. What are the European initiatives currently in place to support cities and regions in this exercise? How to integrate long-term objectives and carbon neutrality in local/regional plans? How to develop strategic environmental assessment and climate adaptation measures? these are some of the questions to be addressed.




9:00 – 10:20 CEST 1st part – presentations


  • Welcome. Christofer Ahlgren, DG CLIMA.
  • C-Track 50: Helping cities lead the way to a carbon-neutral future. Andriana Stavrakaki, EPTA.
  • Multi-stakeholder approach in energy and climate planning, PentaHelix approach. Ana Lovrak, UNIZAG FSB.
  • Q&A
  • European initiatives for energy and climate action in municipalities: chances and challenges. Thekla Heinel and Charlotte Spörndli, European Energy Award.
  • How regions can reach carbon neutrality: different approaches to regional energy planning. Manfred Hotwagner, EEE GmbH.
  • The implementation of SEA in SECAPs: general considerations and the Joint Secap project experience. Maria Pietrobelli, CRAS, San Benedetto del Tronto.
  • Q&A
  • Break

10:30 – 12:00 2nd part CEST – thematic breakout sessions


  • Room 1 – Long-term planning for carbon neutrality.
    • Hosts: Andriana Stavrakaki and Alexandra Papadopoulou (C-Track 50).
  • Room 2 – stakeholder engagement in energy & climate planning.
    • Hosts: Ana Lovrak (Pentahelix).
  • Room 3 – European initiatives for energy and climate action in municipalities.
    • Hosts: Thekla Heinel and Charlotte Spörndli (EEA), Mariangela Luceri (Covenant of Mayors – Europe office).
  • Room 4 – Mid-Term planning and Regional perspective.
    • Hosts: Manfred Hotwagner and Silvio De Nigris (PROSPECT 2030).
  • Room 5 – Strategic Environmental assessment for Climate Adaptation plans.
    • Hosts: Maria Pietrobelli and Nikola Matak (JOINT SECAP), Bojana Nardi (Eko Invest ltd).


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