Toward Energy Transition Innovations: Experiences from European Cities
An event in conjunction with the Energy Allies: Transatlantic Multi-stakeholder Dialogues for the Local Energy Transition Program
- Jan Devereux, Vice Mayor, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Mayor's Office
- Geraldine Gardner, Director of Urban and Regional Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Introduction of Energy Allies
- Miriam Eisermann, Head of Communications & Policy, Energy Cities
Panel Discussion Followed by Q&A
- Laurent Comeliau, Director of Energy Transition Roadmap Development, Nantes Metropolis
- Sabine Lachenicht, Head of the Environmental Office, City of Heidelberg
- Susanne Rasmussen, Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning, City of Cambridge | Moderator
There is no doubt that cities can and will be at the frontline of climate actions and innovations. The combination of vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change, and a predominant role in energy consumption mean that they can and will be part of the climate solution. We are witnessing how local governments are rallying to respond to the devastating effect of climate change and are driving the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future. Leveraging the key role businesses and civil society play in supporting cities’ climate actions and becoming innovators and leaders in this transition will be a critical success factor.
The guest speakers will showcase their cities’ best practices in partnering and collaborating with civil society groups to accelerate the energy transition. They will also highlight the reasons why it is vital to have a strong and renewed transatlantic partnership incorporating cities and civil society to support cities meeting their climate and energy goals.
For questions about this event or to RSVP, please contact Divya Khandke at [email protected].