Find the different presentations that were held during this three-days conference


Rennes Métropole storytelling

As an area with a strong demographic growth, a high quality of life and steady economic dynamism, Rennes Métropole takes up the challenge of an energy transition collectively carried by all local stakeholders. During this session, to which the municipalities of Rennes Métropole and many local actors were invited, Emmanuel Couet has presented its energy-climate policy as well as its ambition of mobilizing around common objectives.

In an interview, Olivier Dehaese, Vice-President of Rennes Métropole in charge of the Energy & Climate Plan, has revealed the Plan’s new directions.


Urban commons: what are they and why are they so crucial for a social-ecological transition?

Urban commons activities are driven by people’s demands that everyone should have access to public spaces and city facilities. What can a city do to respond to these demands? What institutional changes do they require? This session will focus on the challenge of developing new partnerships with city residents, including grassroots initiatives, to drive urban commons transitions.

Discover the answers of our two experts: Michel Bauwens and Maïa Dereva


Solutions from cities and home owners on how to renovate multi-apartment blocks!

You, too, see energy retrofitting of privately-owned condominiums in your city as a challenge? Discover three solutions tested by cities who act as facilitators between co-owners and building professionals.


Accelerating local Energy Transition: counting on the pioneers to make the difference!

« Transition Management » is an innovation approach from the Netherlands. Formalised by the DRIFT laboratory of Rotterdam University, it has been tested out by a number of European local authorities. It is based on the idea that the creation and innovation momentum generated by networking local forerunners has huge potential to bring about ground-breaking changes as required to implement the energy and climate transition.

Discover the approches of Grenoble and the Maastricht-LAB.


The role of blockchain in the energy transition of cities

How does the Blockchain work and what is its impact? Which new opportunities does it bring? What can local authorities and their inhabitants expect?

Find all answers in our publication Blockchain and Energy Transition : What challenges for cities ?


The town mouse and the country mouse, the urban-ural nexus is not a fable!

There is nothing new under the sun, cities need rural areas and vice versa…but this is even truer for the energy transition. This solidarity makes it possible to imagine new forms of partnerships between territories using renewable energies and territories producing them; promoting low-carbon practices in the building, transport and energy sectors. It is also a way of regaining local skills and developing job-creating activities.

Discover what are implemented by differents actors: Cheryl Jones Fur (Växjö), Christian Roger (BRUDED) et Laurence Ligneau (Chambre d’Agriculture de Bretagne)