Best practices

Exemplary projects and initiatives are implemented and replicated at local and regional level. The following best practices are categorised by topic and geographic area.

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European Climate Adaptation Award: Systematic support for German municipalities on their way to adapt to climate change

European Climate Adaptation Award: Systematic support for German municipalities on their way to adapt to climate change

B&SU presents the European Climate Adaptation Award (eca), a programme for all German cities and municipalities that wish to identify their adaptation capacity and promote the implementation of climate adaptation measures.

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A Reference Decision-Making Web-tool for Territories in Transition

A Reference Decision-Making Web-tool for Territories in Transition

Read about TerriSTORY®, a free access web-tool developed by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency to help municipalities to plan and monitor their energy transition!

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The Interregional Strategy of Sustainable Development of Abruzzo Region

The Interregional Strategy of Sustainable Development of Abruzzo Region

Find out how Abruzzo Region is working with regional institutions, citizens and stakeholders to implement the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda (SDGs) for land resilience and economic, social, environmental development.

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Small Demonstration Site – First Adaptive Lighting Test

Small Demonstration Site – First Adaptive Lighting Test

Find out about AGIRE’s test to evaluate how adaptive lighting system performs in urban environment and how the results have shaped the urban planning of ROME, EUR district.

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Kythnos Smart Island

Kythnos Smart Island

Find out how the Aegean Energy and Environment Agency (AEGEA) is working on “Kythnos Smart Island” is the biggest research and development project ever to be implemented in the Greek islands, which aims to build a local economy that is diverse, circular and sustainable.

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Samsø: Climate action with people at the center

Samsø: Climate action with people at the center

Read how Samsø Energy Academy is working to make the Samsø island fossil-free by 2030 through a community-centred energy transition with local benefits.

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Turning Unije (Croatia) into an energy independent island

Turning Unije (Croatia) into an energy independent island

Read how REA Kvarner is helping Unije to become an energy independent island and a model for a number of similar small island communities in the Adriatic.

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Buildings energy improvement continues on islands

Buildings energy improvement continues on islands

Read about Îles du Ponant new programme that will be in place until 2022 to improve all buildings to reduce carbon dioxide emission on the islands of Sein, Ouessant et Molène.

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Oil heating step out!

Oil heating step out!

Learn how eNu is supporting citizens in the replacement of their oil heating systems with renewable heating systems in Lower Austria to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Increasing the capacity of local authorities to fight energy poverty and promote clean air policies in local communities

Increasing the capacity of local authorities to fight energy poverty and promote clean air policies in local communities

The Energy Agency of Plovdiv is fighting energy poverty and air pollution through a network of energy advisors. 

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Energikontor Sydost: Municipal co-distribution of goods spreads throughout Sweden

Energikontor Sydost: Municipal co-distribution of goods spreads throughout Sweden

Read how Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden has been working to spread the concept of municipal co-distribution of goods since 2013, reducing CO2 emissions and congestion in city centres, and increasing the competition and the local market opportunities.

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Central Finland: Regions and municipalities for climate change mitigation

Central Finland: Regions and municipalities for climate change mitigation

Find out how the Central Finland Regional Council is helping small municipalities to set more ambitious climate change mitigation goals and strengthen their cooperation with regional climate change mitigation work.

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