PATH2LC ONLINE TALK #1: Making the EU climate neutral by 2050: how to translate climate neutrality into local strategies?



The 25 June 2021 from 10:00 until 12:00


To meet the EU’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union and Member States will need to rely on cities and their capacity for mobilization and innovation. The local strategies to translate climate neutrality are different from one territory to another. During this webinar, the SCOT Grand Douaisis in France will explain how they integrate the notion of sufficiency at the core of their local strategy. They will also give their feedback on how they raise awareness on energy and climate issue through a serious game. The city of Groningen will also showcase how they plan to become carbon-neutral by 2035 and will share key elements on how to effectively include citizens in the energy transition plans.

The second part of the webinar will be dedicated to a discussion in small groups introduced by Ulysse Blau from “la Route en Commun”, who did a bike tour during 3 months through the territory of Calvados to interview Mayors on their role and the levers of local authorities in the ecological transition.

Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss in small groups and learn from their peers on inspiring initiatives to move towards climate-neutral cities.


10:00 – 10:05: Welcome and presentation of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe

10:05 – 10:10: Presentation of the project “PATH2LC” financed by Horizon 2020

10:10 – 10:35: The case of SCOT Grand Douaisis – sufficiency at the core of the local strategy + Q&A

10:35 – 11:00: Groningen, becoming carbon-neutral by 2035 and climate-resilient by 2050 + Q&A

11:00 – 11:20: Presentation of the study “Mayors and the Ecological Transition” by Ulysse Blau + Q&A

11:20 – 12:00: Discuss and learn from your peers on inspiring initiatives to build climate-neutral cities

The event is part of the project PATH2LC. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement NO 892560.