PATH2LC Webinar Series: Governing & Planning the Transition



The 12 October 2021 from 10:30 until 12:00



#2 – Cities going circular: the role of local authorities in avoiding, preventing and reducing the consumption of resources

The Horizon 2020 project “PATH2LC” invites you to a series of 3 webinars to learn and get inspired from local authorities inventing new ways of governing & planning the transition to climate-neutrality.

The goal of the webinars is to showcase concrete alternatives deployed by cities in their climate transition. These online talks will provide spaces to connect, share experiences and provide expertise of how other local authorities have designed and implemented their own local strategies and projects.

Urban territories through their daily functioning generate and are crossed by important flows of materials and energy with a strong environmental and social impact. This is the case with building materials, waste or resources such as water and food production. These resources are sometimes produced locally but most of them are imported. The dependence of the territories on imported resources have a big impact on their vulnerability to climate change. Nevertheless, there are opportunities to minimise input and output flows and find some synergies within and across territories.

In this second webinar, we will hear from the city of Maribor in Slovenia, leading the Urban Soil 4 Food project (IUA project) with 3 main goals: change the material flow, reach food sovereignty and increase societal awareness. The city of Prato in Italy will also share its experience on sustainable and circular re-use of spaces and buildings in cooperation with the Urban Agency for Re-Use.

Interested in this event? Register here!

The 3 sessions will be online and will be hosted on the platform TEAMS. To participate, please register for each of the sessions. Other sessions:

What is PATH2LC?

The Horizon 2020 PATH2LC project (Public Authorities together with a holistic network approach on the way to low-carbon municipalities) brings 11 partners from 5 EU countries with the main objective to support municipalities from 5 regions across the EU (Italy, Greece, Portugal, France & the Netherlands) in the design and the implementation of their Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plan (SECAP).

The project will foster exchange of knowledge and experiences among municipalities, enhance coordination among different administrative bodies within the municipalities, improve cooperation with local stakeholders and civil society and will equip stakeholders in public authorities with required planning and monitoring tools to develop and implement transition roadmaps.