This session, organised in the framework of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), will offer an active panel debate with speakers from different levels of governance and stakeholders, discussing the opportunities and challenges in achieving a transition to sustainable heating and cooling systems. European cities and industry have the opportunity to retain global leadership in the energy transition by sharing experience and catalysing action in developing countries and in emerging economies.
This panel debate will tackle the challenge of how the EU can accelerate the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector, and increased security of supply, in the most cost-effective manner in view of its 2030 climate and energy ambitions. A transformation has to take place in terms of governance of energy planning, production and consumption. Therefore, this session will emphasise the key role of cities and local communities in delivering the European Union energy goals for 2030 and 2050 and realising the promise of the Energy Union. It will bring the unique local vision and expertise to the European debate on heating and cooling by providing concrete examples and best practices from local politicians and heating companies.
For further information please visit the relevant EUSEW webpage.