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

Watch the second session of the event series GET READY FOR 2050 for the discussion on climate and energy planning for the future.

Speakers’ slides

Are cities and regions ready for a sustainable and green future? Planning and preparing in time are fundamental for adapting to the changing climate.

In this second session, we focused on climate and energy planning. What are the European initiatives currently in place to support cities and regions in this exercise? How to integrate long-term objectives and carbon neutrality in local/regional plans? How to develop strategic environmental assessment and climate adaptation measures? These are some of the questions that were addressed.


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

Welcome – 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)

About the webinar series

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 2030JOINT SECAPEuropean Energy AwardIMPLEMENTCoME 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 other sessions of the GET READY FOR 2050 series of webinars: