Energy crisis: urgency and planning in heating sector

The Cities Energy Saving Sprint is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Covenant of Mayors – Europe and the European Committee of the Regions to encourage cities to take measures that will immediately reduce their energy consumption. The “Sprint” will last for 4 months.

The 07 July 2022 from 11:00 to 12:00 Brussels time

The situation in Ukraine, the impact of the geopolitical situation on the energy market, and the energy price’s increase call for emergency energy saving measures today and to plan for energy consumption reductions during the coming winter.

Every kw/h saved now will allow us to refill the storage tanks and be better prepared for next winter. Every gram of GHG avoided in the coming months will be an important step, not only for the climate, but also as an act of solidarity with Ukraine. It is therefore important to act now and during the cold season to come.

The heating and cooling sector in general, and in the residential and tertiary sectors in particular, are even more concerned than others. On the other side, the built environment is an enormous potential for GHG reduction and ambitious actions need to be taken to deeply decarbonise it, thanks to sufficiency and efficiency measures and the supply of renewable energy.

This webinar aims at presenting different information for impactful heating and cooling strategies to achieve results in the next months without jeopardising mid-term and long-term actions. Due to the fast-evolving political landscape, the EU policy is also constantly changing, and this webinar will present an update of the EU policy framework and discussions.


  • Welcome
  • The Cities Energy Savings Sprint, what cities can do before next winter? + Q&A, by Fausto Zaccaro, CoM-Europe Office (10 min)
  • Potential impacts of Fit-for-55 and RePowerEU on heating and cooling: update on the status of the EU legislations + Q&A, by Amélie Ancelle, CoM-Europe Office (15 min)
  • Useful tools and methods for heating and cooling decarbonisation, from different EU-funded projects + Q&A, by Julien Joubert, CoM-Europe Office (20 min)
  • Discussion on needs from regions and provinces (15 min)