EMPOWERING project addresses energy saving challenges involving municipalities and regional authorities
It is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme
- February 13, 2019 14:30
- Monika Dimitrova
“Empowering local public authorities to build integrated sustainable energy strategies – EMPOWERING” is a project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, which contributes to the shift of 6 EU regions towards low-carbon society by enhancing the capacities of municipalities and regional representatives to shape integrated energy strategies and plans. The project contributes to bridge the gap of skills needed to plan energy measures in the new 2030 framework for Climate and Energy Policy in terms of GHG emission reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
EMPOWERING addresses energy saving challenges involving local municipalities and regional authorities in a sound transnational exchange and learning activities. Local target audience is then effectively reached thanks to ad hoc capacity local building measures, addressing different target groups to maximize the learning experience. In addition, municipalities and regional authorities’ representatives will be informed to promote the exchange of experience, to adopt innovative financial tools and ground-breaking practices on energy policies.
Local governments play a key role in climate protection. More and more municipalities are moving forward sustainable polices and approaches to manage water supplies, reduce energy consumption, optimize transportation and examine land use policies.