The conference co-organised by the Covenant of Mayors, the Abruzzo Region and the FEDARENE proposed a “follow-up” regarding the Paris Agreement particularly focused on climate adaptation and mitigation measures. The event was held in both English and Italian, and was moderated by Piero Pelizzaro, Climalia.
Welcoming speeches from Iris Flacco, Head of Service of Territory Resources and Mining (Abruzzo Region), and Sabatino Belmaggio, Head of Service Energy Policy, Air quality, National Environmental Information System (Abruzzo Region) provided some introductory data about the Abruzzo Region.
Paul Kenny, Tipperary Energy Agency, presented to the audience the top 7 Best Practices selected in the framework of PUBLENEF – Support Public Authorities for Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies. The selection was based on level of efficiency obtained, type of technology, type of financial mechanisms, project delivery structure, cost-effectiveness, and level of reproducibility. The good practice assessment was performed by all PUBLENEF partners and will enable national, regional and/or local implementing bodies to explain and share the critical success factors for their good practice experiences for developing and implementing EE policies (including policy planning and evaluation).
Marie-Laure Falque-Masset, ARENE Ile-de-France, presented an assessment of national, regional and local needs for EE policy implementation and improvement. This assessment was developed in the framework of PUBLENEF – Support Public Authorities for Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies.
Nicola Labia, Italian national energy agency ENEA, presented the skills building project called BRICKS.
Financing energy efficiency and the implementation of a support-facilitation services for energy efficiency investments in Municipalities was debated by five panelists, experts with experience in ELENA and MLEI project:
The debate was moderated by Prof. Sergio Zabot, Politecnico di Milano and former ELENA project director at the Province of Milan.
Following the debate, Catalin Czasar, Energy Agency of Ploiesti-Prahova, presented the EmBuild project which supports public authorities in Southeast European countries to prepare a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the energy sector.
To conclude the conference, the President of FEDARENE and of REGEA, North-west Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Julije Domac addressed the topic of increasing the role of local and regional authorities in the EU Energy Union policies.