Mayors Adapt – Upcoming Events
European Sustainable Energy Week 2016
13-17 June 2016
The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It was launched in 2006 by the European Commission and is now organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in close cooperation with Directorate-General for Energy. This year, it takes place from 13 to 17 June with the tagline “Building the Energy Union together”. Here are some event tips:
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
- 14:00 – 15:30: “Consumer-centric approaches in smart cities”, organised by the European Commission. More info.
- 13:00 – 15:00: “Forum of the CoR Covenant Ambassadors: Towards the implementation of climate and energy objectives”, organised by the Committee of the Regions, the European Commission and the Covenant of Mayors Office. More info.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
- 11:00 – 12:30: “Energy Union: Local leadership driving the transition”, organised by ICLEI, EUROCITIES, Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and CEMR. More info.
- 14:00 – 15:30: “Local solutions for the fight against energy poverty”, organised by the European Commission. More info.
You can meet the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy at its stand at the Residence Palace in Brussels on 15 and 16 June.
See here for general and more detailed information regarding the activities of the EUSEW.
Workshop on “Urban Climate Services for Cities”
21-22 June 2016
NACLIM, a European Commission programme, is offering a workshop on “Urban Climate Services for Cities” in Brussels, 21-22 June 2016. The workshop focuses on climate changes in cities in the next 100 years and their consequences in matters of health, urban planning, energy and tourism. Several speakers from different European countries will share their knowledge and experiences. Apart from the presentations, Q&A sessions and group discussions are included in the programme.
The goal of the workshop is to demonstrate the usefulness of urban climate information. Furthermore, the interactive discussions between researchers, end-users and policy makers will help to explore opportunities, barriers and challenges and to turn research findings into useful urban climate services so that climate change mitigation as well as adaptation can be achieved.
You can register here. Please note that registration closes: 8 April 2016.
See here for the preliminary programme.
3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference
Glasgow, Great Britain
5-9 June 2017
After two successful and enriching conferences in Hamburg (2013) and Copenhagen (2015), the next stop of the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) will be Glasgow in June 2017. Glasgow is one of the early signatories of Mayors Adapt and a mentor city in the Mayors Adapt twinning programme.
The theme of ECCA 2017 is “Our Climate Ready Future”. Whereas the first conferences emphasised research-policy-practice links and the emerging adaptation services offered by business, the third ECCA aims to inspire and enable people, who deliver action on the ground, to discover and achieve positive climate adaptation solutions. ECCA will bring together people from local authorities, government departments and agencies, businesses, industry, NGOs and local communities to share knowledge, ideas and experience with researchers and policymakers.
The conference will encompass a diverse program ranging from an exhibition, plenary sessions, smaller group sessions to networking opportunities and excursions to showcase a selection of adaptation projects and cultural sites across the region. ECCA 2017 is organised for the European Commission by three EU funded projects: IMPRESSIONS, Helix and RISES-AM.
Events with the participation of the Mayors Adapt Office