Les Ateliers Plans Climat Energie
‘Whorkshops for Climate & Energy Action Plans’
The French ‘Climate & Energy Action Plans’ (CEAP) are developing and urging local authorities to invent new processes along with local actors of their territories. Supported by the ADEME - the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, Energy Cities organises workshops aimed at exchanging experiences, focused on action: they are called the ‘Action!’ workshops. (‘A l’action!’ in French).
The objective of these workshops is both to help local authorities to set up ambitious Climate & Energy Plans and to identify the solutions that can be transferred to other authorities.
The participative character of the workshops limits the number of participants to about 40. Every workshop is hosted by a member-city of Energy Cities and most of the time takes place in parallel to an event organised by the host city.
The « Action ! » workshops
The Energy & Climate discussion list
The French Energy & Climate discussion list (Liste de discussion Energie-Climat) is the largest discussion list dedicated to processes of local Climate and Energy Action Plans in France. It was created in 2007 by Energy Cities, our network of European local authorities. This list is only accessible for local authorities engaged in –or willing to engage in, a CEAP process. It is aimed at producing continuous exchanges all over the year.
This list gathers over 600 subscribers: electedntatives, local authorities managers : CEAP manager, Environment, Energy, Urban planning, Communication managers, ect, institutions representatives : ADEME, MEEDDM, representatives of associations working in the field of climate and energy.
Objectives of the list:
- Gathering people who manage a process for a Climate and Energy Action Plan in their local authority, or at a previous stage, peole who are reflecting on setting it up;
- Freely exchanging on practices and concerns;
- Preparing the ’Action!’ participative workshops Energy Cities organises twice a year.
What is Energy Cities doing in the project?
Since 2007, Energy Cities:
- has created and organised these workshops in a partnership with the French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME,
- has hosted the workshops in the member-cities of the network,
- has moderated the Energy and Climate discussion list.
Words of participants :
« The crossed testimonies that shows up the richness of ideas, of very strong creativity and of solutions to be imagined in reflecting on and setting up a CEAP. »
« The global freedom of speech and well-balanced speaking from relevant questions from participants »
« Getting another vision than the one of the local authority»
« The analysis that allow to get hindsight »
« The very lively and dynamic atmosphere and favorable moments for discussion »
« The very pleasant place taht make unformal moments (welcoming time, breaks, etc.) auspicious for exchanges»
« The very rich dossier to get ready to participate in the workshop and ask oneself the right questions »
«The list is a great tool for reporting back and benchmarking actions, that is also useful to promote and discuss what we are doing. »