What do cargo bikes and virtual meetings have in common? They both reduce the use of fuel-engined vehicles to get to meetings.
The second webinar of the Cycle E-Sufficiency series presents innovative ways energy sufficiency can be implemented within the mobility sector. Discover different projects from Energikontor Sydost and Northern Småland Energy Agency and how they contribute to behavioural change in the pursuit of achieving energy sufficiency, whereby less energy is needed to complete our everyday tasks.
Overconsumption – of energy and materials – have devastating effects on climate and the environment. It is urgent to start consuming less and better, in line with the concept of energy sufficiency.
Enshrined in the French Energy Transition Bill of 2015, the concept of energy sufficiency is still largely unknown and misunderstood at the European level. According to Environmental Change Institute, “Energy sufficiency is a state in which people’s basic needs for energy services are met equitably and ecological limits are respected.” (Darby and Fawcett, 2018). Energy sufficiency goes beyond energy efficiency: it’s about having enough but not using too much. It’s about doing things differently; about living well, within the limits (energysufficiency.org).
As part of its energy transition Vice-Presidency, AREC IDF organised with FEDARENE a series of webinars on energy sufficiency in Europe: