The workshop will take place online on Monday 19th of October 2020 from 11:30 am to 1pm. French and English interpretation will be provided. If you would like to register, please follow this link.
Collectively, buildings in the European Union are responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, improving energy efficiency in buildings, especially for low-income households, has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050, set out in the European Green Deal while contributing to reducing social inequalities in terms of basic living conditions.
Brussels-Capital Region, Ghent, Lille Metropole and Vienna will share their actions in upgrading the energy efficiency of existing buildings and alleviating energy poverty for low-income households.
• Brussels-Capital Region will present local initiatives on energy efficiency
• Ghent will introduce EnergieCentrale, an empowering programme to support vulnerable families in tackling energy poverty
• Lille Metropole will showcase its Amelio programme which accompanies low-income households as they refurbish their homes
• Vienna will display how improving energy efficiency can be done at European level through the Urban Agenda Housing Partnership
Moderated by Greenovate Europe, an expert group dedicated to enabling cooperation in green innovation projects, the debate will focus on how, through their actions and policies, cities can ensure that low-income households have access to more affordable and high-quality energy-efficiency refurbishment.
• Vicky Mosteyrin Perdiguero, Managing Director, Greenovate Europe, Belgium.
• Michaela Kauer, Coordinator of the EU Urban Agenda Housing Partnership, City of Vienna, Austria.
• Mieke Maerten, Communication officer for the Energiecentrale, City of Ghent, Belgium.
• Alain Maron, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Participatory Democracy, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium.
• Anne Voituriez, Vice-president in charge of housing, Lille Metropole, France.