Inspired by the spirit of Local Agenda 21, four different countries (Italy, Germany, Hungary and Spain) are currently involved in the creation of Sustainable Energy Forums for the production of bottom-up Sustainable Energy Programmes. The aim is to involve policymakers, public and private market actors, research organisations and citizens in the promotion of Renewable Energy Resources (RES) and the Rational Use of Energy (RUE) at local level.
The use of a common methodology allows benchmarking activities and the exchange of best practices among the partners in the different country contexts. The project partners will share their experience and project results in order to involve as many Public Administrations and stakeholders as possible. Expected and/or achieved results are:
The Coordinamento Agende 21 Locali Italiane, together with the Province of Genova, has organised an initial meeting to set up a national Working Group of Sustainable Energy Provinces. The event was endorsed by UPI (Union of the Italian Provinces, the national association that unites all the Italian provinces). The subject of the meeting was the authorisation procedure for plants producing electricity from Renewable Energy Sources. Fifteen Italian Provinces signed an agreement document to exchange good practices on the internal network .The working group will work on energy issues and will meet regularly in order to understand what a province can do.
|Award category:||citizen involvement|
|Sector:||Environment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fishery|
|Type of activity:||public-private partnerships|
|Keywords:||Renewable energy, Local Agenda 21, energy forums, cooperation|
|Short English description:||The aim is to involve policymakers, public and private market actors, research organisations and citizens in the promotion of Renewable Energy Resources (RES) and the Rational Use of Energy(RUE) at local level|
|Organisation:||Provincia di Genova|
|Other applicants:||Provincia di Genova, Provincia di Parma, Provincia di Modena, Associazione Coordinamento Agende 21 Italiane, Stadt of Neuburg an der Donau, Landkreis of Neuburg - Schrobenhausen, Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency, Diputaciς de Barcelona|
|Level of government:||local level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
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|EU membership:||EU member|