GET READY FOR 2050: How to Successfully Plan for the Future

Join the second session of GET READY FOR 2050, a unique online event series designed for local and regional authorities and their stakeholders to develop, implement and finance their climate and energy plans.

From the 27 May 2021 09:00am to the 27 May 12:00pm

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe, H2020 projects C-Track 50 and PentaHelix are joining forces for a unique joint event series for local/regional public authorities and their stakeholders, entitled “GET READY FOR 2050”. Divided in three online sessions, the event series aims to support participants in three central areas: building effective collaboration processes, (successfully) planning for the future, and financing climate and energy plans. Supported by high-level experts and other invited EU initiatives, (PROSPECT 2030, JOINT SECAP, European Energy Award, IMPLEMENT, CoME EASY) organisers are offering participants an interesting mix of inspiring presentations and small-group discussions to tackle the main challenges and seize opportunities related to the central themes. 

Find the recording and the speakers’ presentations for the second session here.


9:00 – 10:20 CEST 1st part – presentations

Christofer Ahlgren, DG CLIMA

C-Track 50: Helping cities lead the way to a carbon-neutral future
Andriana Stavrakaki, EPTA

Multi-stakeholder approach in energy and climate planning, PentaHelix approach
Ana Lovrak, UNIZAG FSB


European initiatives for energy and climate action in municipalities: chances and challenges
Thekla Heinel and Charlotte Spörndli, European Energy Award – IMPLEMENT and CoME EASY projects

How regions can reach carbon neutrality: different approaches to regional energy planning
Manfred Hotwagner, EEE GmbH

The implementation of SEA in SECAPs: general considerations and the Joint Secap project experience
Maria Pietrobelli, CRAS, San Benedetto del Tronto

10:30 – 12:00 2nd part CEST – thematic breakout sessions

Room 1 – Long-term planning for carbon neutrality
Hosts: Andriana Stavrakaki and Alexandra Papadopoulou (C-Track 50)

Room 2 – stakeholder engagement in energy & climate planning
Host: Ana Lovrak (Pentahelix)

Room 3 – European initiatives for energy and climate action in municipalities
Hosts: Thekla Heinel and Charlotte Spörndli (EEA/IMPLEMENT/CoME EASY), Mariangela Luceri (Covenant of Mayors – Europe office)

Room 4 – Mid-Term planning and Regional perspective
Hosts: Manfred Hotwagner and Silvio De Nigris (PROSPECT 2030)

Room 5 – Strategic Environmental assessment for Climate Adaptation plans
Hosts: Maria Pietrobelli and Nikola Matak (JOINT SECAP), Bojana Nardi (Eko Invest ltd)