Dublin is one of six European cities that will develop transition roadmaps for 2050, as part of the TOMORROW project – an EU-funded project that aims to empower local authorities to lead the transition towards low-carbon, resilient and more liveable cities.
Some European local authorities have already set up the foundations to build more sustainable and resilient cities after the Covid-19 crisis, by implementing local sustainability plans, re-thinking mobility and improving their collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
Over the past few months, municipalities have also been at the frontline in providing a prompt response to the Covid-19 crisis. The second edition of The Energy Transition Learning Relay will be organised between March and June to support participants to connect, learn and share experiences on how to facilitate engagement processes to foster energy transition in cities.
With the overwhelming scientific consensus that countries need to drastically reduce carbon emissions in order to reduce and prevent the worsening effects of the climate crisis, local authorities are playing a key role in helping their communities to become more sustainable and adaptable to climate change.
Some municipalities have become pioneers in leading climate action and reducing emissions by implementing climate policies, facilitating the changing road-mapping processes, setting up climate action plans, innovating their local governance and supporting participatory engagement activities and grassroots initiatives in their cities.
More specifically, expertise on transition road-mapping and transition governance will be shared, in addition to an alternative governance approach aiming at facilitating and accelerating sustainability transitions through a participatory process of visioning, learning and experimenting.
The TOMORROW Energy Transition Learning Relay is organised by DRIFT and Energy Cities as part of the Horizon 2020-funded TOMORROW project. Dublin has joined Valencia (Spain), Brasov (Romania), Nis (Serbia), Mouscron (Belgium) and Brest (France), to implement innovative forms of governance to accelerate sustainable transitions through the process of learning and experimenting.