Energy Cities’ next annual conference will take place in Heidelberg from 22 to 23 May 2019, as an integral part of the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA 2019). The host city is one of Germany’s leading cities on the Energytransition and climate action, with the objective of reducing 95% GHG by 2050. Moreover, it is well-known for developing Bahnstadt, one of Europe’s largest passive neighbourhoods. Heidelberg signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2008, and has been a committed member of Energy Cities for over 20 years, holding the Presidency of its Board of Directors since 2005.
Every year, Energy Cities organises its major conference in one of its member cities to discuss latest developments in local energy policies. Each Annual Conference is a milestone for getting updates on city initiatives, sharing next practices and coordinating policy work towards EU institutions. It is the meeting point for decision-makers and practitioners from public organisations, business, research and civil society.
President of Energy Cities
"If EU leaders are not listening to cities voices through city networks or the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, they will not survive in the political system"
City of Pamplona
"I am amazed how many different topics and solutions are discussed amongst all those very committed city delegates"
Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic
"The conference was just perfect and I had a great time. The program and the topics covered were not only interesting and informative, but the atmosphere and the whole organisation were also very successful."
Director, Euroheat & Power
"I learned a lot about what people, organisations, cities really need from us (as an Industry)"
Deputy Mayor, Paris
“The implementation of the Paris Agreement can’t be only on local governments’ shoulders…We are all in but we need all political planets to be aligned"
Deputy Mayor, Barcelona
“We need the legislative framework to get to energy sovereignty and Zero Km Energy. With our municipal energy company, we are one step closer to getting there”
Deputy Mayor, Bordeaux métropole
"A transfer of competences from national to local government is not sufficient if not accompanied by the corresponding financial resources"
President of Rennes Métropole
Mayor of Rennes
Executive Director of Energy Cities
Vice-president in charge of energy and waste, Rennes Metropole
Mayor of Ciechanowiec
Councillor in charge for urban ecology and energy transition, Rennes
Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur on future EU Multi-annual Financial Framework
European Officer, DG ENER
Policy Director, Solarpower Europe
Energy expert, Sztum
Communication Manager, PNEC
Project Manager, Metz Métropole
Councillor of Växjö
Project Officer, URBACT
Project Officer, Urban Innovative Actions Programme
Project Advisor, Horizon 2020 Energy Unit, EASME
Deputy Mayor, Grenoble
Energy Manager, Växjö (SE)
Core partner of the Maastricht Lab
Consultant, Mister Lion
Responsible for Policy mission
Energy and climate expert, Agriculture chamber of Brittany region
Sustainability office coordinator
EU project Advisor
Co-founder and Chief executive officer, I-nuk
Head of strategy and development, Stadtwerke Wuppertal
Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineer
POTE, co-creator of a market garden and urban agroecology
Deputy Mayor, Bayonne
Project Manager, Tampere
Responsible for the mobilisation of the Territory, APC
Energy Consultant, Energy House Antwerp
Head of the P2P Foundation France group
Founder of the Foundation Peer-to-Peer Alternatives
Energy Cities is the European expert network gathering 1000 cities with the common objective of making the energy transition happen. For almost 30 years now, we have been supporting local attempts to decentralise and democratise our energy system.
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