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Celsius Summit 2020 – Mission Possible!

Facilitating the Heat Transition in South East Europe & Beyond!

2020 is a year with many firsts: a world-wide pandemic that threatens our society, but also countries stepping up their climate ambitions and the European Union announcing the Climate Neutral Cities mission as well as many opportunities for cities with the Green Deal Policy Framework. The Celsius Initiative also has some firsts this year: co-creating the forerunner groups together with the Celsius Cities and the first virtual Summit – Celsius Summit 2020!

The Celsius Summit 2020 is co-organised with the North West Croatian Energy Agency (REGEA) and will put a clear emphasis on the region’s heat transition, its challenges and success stories and what role district heating and cooling networks will play. We will explore the “mission possible” – how to facilitate the urban heat transition – from different angles: on 9 December the programme focusses on funding aspects, with a multitude of new funding programmes available for Celsius cities and on 10 December, we will put the spotlight on the policy framework and what else is needed to make a fast and ambitious heat transition happen in South East Europe and beyond.

While the Celsius Summit 2020 will be organised online, we still strive to make it an occasion to come together as Celsius network, share knowledge and new developments and get inspired by the Celsius city success stories! Join our Celsius Summit to celebrate the first year of the Celsius initiative and meet the fellow Celsius cities and Celsius supporters because only together we can make the “mission possible”!

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Programme

Wednesday December 9, 2020: Funding for the Urban Heat Transition

9:30 OPENING CEREMONY
Moderator: Miljenko Sedlar, Assistant Managing Director at REGEA

Welcome
Julije Domac, Director or REGEA
Katrina Folland, Coordinator of the Celsius Initiative

State of play & how to advance DHC in South Eastern Europe
The Croatian ITI experience: Tatjana Čorlija, HEP
The Serbian experience: Radmilo Savic, Executive Manager for Professional and Technical Support, JKP Beogradske Elektrane
The first solar DH in Croatia: Kristijan Lovrenščak, Managing Director of Tehnostan Vukovar
Looking at future possibilities: Kristina Lygnerud, Senior Researcher at IVL
– Additional speakers to be confirmed
Discussion / Q & A

EU Green Deal and the Post-Covid Recovery – what is in it for the Celsius Cities?
EU Green deal & Renovation wave: Karlis Goldstein, Energy Efficiency Adviser to Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, DG Energy
The Croatian Perspective: Ivan Ivanković, Head of energy and Climate at the City of Zagreb
The French perspective: Jacqui Cullen, Project Manager District Heating and Cooling, Eurometropolis of Strasbourg
– Additional speakers to be confirmed
Discussion / Q & A

11:00

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:10

 

FUNDING POSSIBILITIES – PITCHES

 

Moderator: Sofia Lettenbichler, Policy & Projects Manager at Euroheat & Power

Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP)
Michael Huebner, Senior Policy Officer, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology

ERA-NET/GEOTHERMICA joint programming initiative on Heating & Cooling
Laura Börner, ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems Office

European City Facility
Julien Joubert, Project Manager at Energy Cities

European Innovation Fund
Sebastian Marx, EU Advocacy & Project Development Consultant

BRD
Bojan Bogdanovic, Principal Fund Manager, Renewable District Energy, EBRD

11:40

 

FUNDING POSSIBILITIES – BREAKOUT ROOM DISCUSSIONS

 

CETP ERA-NET European City Facility European Innovation Fund EBRD
Expert: Michael Huebner
Moderator: Sofia Lettenbichler, Euroheat & Power
Expert: Laura Börner
Moderator: Alessandro Provaggi, Euroheat & Power
Expert: Julien Joubert
Moderator: Katrina Folland, Johanneberg Science Park
Expert: Sebastian Marx
Moderator: Tomislav Novosel, REGEA
Expert: Bojan Bogdanovic
Moderator: Miljenko Sedlar, REGEA
12:15

 

FUNDING POSSIBILITIES – CONCLUSIONS

 

Summary of discussion sessions
– Group moderatorsNext step: investing in DHC – getting skin in the game
Magnus Andersson, Partner at IMCGOutlook for the next day
Sofia Lettenbichler, Policy & Projects Manager at Euroheat & Power
12:45

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: grab a coffee and have a chat with the other attendees!

 

Thursday December 10, 2020: Policies for the Urban Heat Transition

9:30

 

OPENING PLENARY

 

Moderator: Emilia Pisani, Communications Officer at Johanneberg Science Park

Welcome
Paul Voss, Managing Director of Euroheat & Power

Local and regional planning for district heating and cooling
Best examples of local, regional and national planning which benefit clean and efficient heating
Integration of energy and climate planning in Karlovac: Tomislav Novosel, Project Manager REGEA
Heat planning in Slovenia: Jure Čižman, Expert Advisor at Jozef Stefan Institute
The Dutch gas-free programme: Joram Snijders, Senior Policy Officer, Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
– Additional speakers to be confirmed
Discussion / Q & A

Pushing the Accelerator – Lessons Learned from the Forerunner Groups
Getting started: Sophie Tempelton, Islington council
Waste Heat Recovery: John O’Shea, Energy Systems Analyst at Codema
Low Temperature District Heating: Paulius Martinkus, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at Vilnius Šilumos Tinklai
Discussion / Q & A

11:00

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:15

 

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

 

Celsius City Manifesto Moving forward in South East Europe* Replication and scaling – the SCORE Experience The Smart City Roadmap Masterclass
Moderator: Sofia Lettenbichler, Policy & Projects Manager at Euroheat & Power Moderator: Tomislav Novosel, Project Manager REGEA Moderator: Evdoxia Kouraki, Project Manager at Johanneberg Science Park Moderator: Jorge Rodrigues de Almeida, Climate and Energy Professional, RDA
                                                         * Note: this workshop will be per-invite & held in Croatian

 

12:15

 

CONCLUSIONS

 

Summary of workshops
– Group moderatorsOverall Conclusions: Get involved!
– REGEA: Julije Domac, Director or REGEA
– The Celsius hub – new project partnerships:  Emilia Pisani, Communications Officer at Johanneberg Science Park
12:30 – 15:30

 

NETWORKING AFTERNOON: grab a coffee and have a chat with the other attendees!
Combined with the last Euroheat & Power “Mix, Mingle & Meet” session of the year

 

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Date

Dec 09 - 10 2020

Time

This year's Celsius Summit will take place on Dec 9 & 10
09:30 - 13:00

Cost

Free

More Info

Registration

Location

Webinar
Celsius Inititiative

Organizer

Celsius Inititiative
Email
celsius@johannebergsciencepark.com
Website
https://celsiuscity.eu
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Celsius Summit 2020 – Mission Possible!