International Climate Alliance Conference & General Assembly
Reducing CO2 emissions is not enough. A drastic shift in the way we use resources, shape policy and go about our daily routines is in order if we are to tackle the climate challenge. The transformation we need to see in our regions, cities and towns is not something that just happens – it is a process that we need to make happen. Local authorities are central to this task. On a daily basis, they face questions such as how to gain inspiration for the change needed, how to promote integrated and coherent approaches, how to finance these transitions and how to monitor progress.
The 2017 International Climate Alliance Conference will support regions, cities and towns in tackling these challenges. The conference, hosted by the Region of North Rhine Westphalia and the City of Essen, takes place in Europe’s 2017 Green Capital – a "city in transformation". Highlighting examples of successful municipal transformations supported by strong partnerships, effective tools, and the right financing, this event will engage participants via workshops, special in-situ sessions and ample space for exchange and input.
An in-situ session on EDI-Net "How EDI-Net (Energy Data Innovation Network) supports the City of Nuremberg in the field of energy savings" will be presented by Alexander Nordhus, our project partner from the city of Nuremberg. Within the framework of the market place you will find an EDI-Net information desk with the possibility to exchange directly with the project participants. You can also ask for information on how your local authority or organization can use EDI-Net as a test on our common Climate Alliance projects information desk.
Register by 8 September!
20 – 22 September 2017, Essen, Germany
Empowering smart solutions for better cities
The conference "Empowering smart solutions for better cities" will bring together creative thinkers and decision-makers in urban planning, sustainable energy, mobility, ICT, smart business models and user-centric innovation. High level city representatives will debate the transformation of European cities, while smart cities projects will showcase innovative solutions and discuss crucial steps on the path to a smarter city.
This smart cities conference, organised by the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) and the European Commission, is seeking to encourage the replication of technological solutions, good practices and lesson learning among cities and businesses. It will contribute to the ambition of accelerating Europe’s transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient, competitive and inclusive economy. Interactively designed, the event will engage the audience in full participation and collective story-telling.
2 –3 October 2017, Budapest, Hungary
CITYnvest Final Conference - The power of innovative financing Renovating buildings for energy-efficient cities
Boosting investment for sustainable building renovation is vital for achieving a clean energy transition in Europe. This is particularly true as buildings are responsible for 40% of European primary energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions. The problem is: there is no easy way for cities to access financing, including from the EU.
To make this happen and to raise awareness on potential barriers and success factors, we will share with you a set of policy recommendations at CITYnvest’s final conference, in Brussels, on 4-5 December 2017.
The conference will sum up all you need to know on innovative financing models for energy efficiency building renovations. There will also be interactive round-tables where you can exchange and learn about the implementation of CITYnvest projects.
4 – 5 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium
Smart Cities Conference
The Smart Cities Conference is an initiative dedicated to open, inclusive, formal and informal dialogue on Smart Cities issues among all interested stakeholders. It was built from the organizers’ desire to put into an academic debate different aspects of Romanian cities’ life, but also of the cities outside the country’s borders, through multidisciplinary scientific approaches that will talk about the past, present and future, starting from: acceptance of democracy as the most efficient tool of governance and also acceptance and compliance with the state’s rules.
The participation invitation is addressed to specialists and researchers from all domains of social and humanist disciplines, from political science, communication, legal science, medical science, European integration studies, sociology, to architecture, economy, computer science, cybernetics and many others. It brings together representatives of governments, intergovernmental organisations, private sector, technical community, academia and civil society, with the aim to facilitate multistakeholder discussions, exchanges and collaboration on Smart Cities related issues.
7 – 8 December 2017, Bucharest, Romania