• 09 Sep 2021
    14:00 - 15:30

    Energy Poverty: Why is it important and how can municipalities fight it?

    Organiser: Covenant of Mayors office

    The current pandemic has shown the urgent need to tackle energy poverty if we are to create a social Europe that meets the needs of all its inhabitants. Municipalities also have a key role to play in fighting energy poverty by making energy services such as heating and cooling affordable and through measures that help their citizens to use less energy in the first place. This workshop will explore the key drivers and barriers to alleviate energy poverty as well as solutions in a municipal setting.


    • 14:00 – 14:03 Opening words / Eva Suba, Climate Alliance

    • 14:03 – 14:15 The position of the Covenant of Mayors / Miguel Morcillo, Covenant of Mayors

    • 14:15 – 14:25 The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) – A local-level approach / Jeppe Mikel Jensen, EPAH

      14:25 – 14:35 Climate Alliance’s take on energy poverty / Tine Heyse, President, Climate Alliance (tbc)

    • 14:35 – 15:10 Lightning talks: Experiences and solutions  Five-minute lightning talks by municipalities and organisations that work closely with them on topics such as social welfare social housing will paint a picture of various experiences and solutions from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain and provide the audience with input for discussion.

    • 15:10 – 15:30 Discussion with all presenters


    Interested in this event? Register here.