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”!
Wednesday December 09, 2020: Funding for the Urban Heat Transition
|Moderator: Miljenko Sedlar, REGEA
–Julije Domac, Director of REGEA
State of play & how to advance DHC in South Eastern Europe
–The Croatian ITI experience: Tatjana Čorlija, Head of EU Affairs Unit, HEP
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
|11:10||FUNDING POSSIBILITIES – PITCHES|
|Moderator: Sofia Lettenbichler, Policy & Projects Manager at Euroheat & Power
Heating & Cooling in Member States’ Transnational Joint Programming Initiatives
European City Facility
European Innovation Fund
|11:40||FUNDING POSSIBILITIES – BREAKOUT ROOM DISCUSSIONS|
|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 and Project Manager at Euroheat & Power
Thursday December 10, 2020: Policies for the Urban Heat Transition
|Moderator: Emilia Pisani, Communications Officer at Johanneberg Science Park
Local and regional planning for district heating and cooling
Pushing the Accelerator – Lessons Learned from the Forerunner Groups
|* Note: this workshop will be per-invite & held in Croatian|
|Summary of workshops
– Group moderatorsOverall Conclusions: Get involved!
– REGEA: Julije Domac, Director or REGEA
– The Celsius hub – new project partnerships: Mats Berg, CEO of 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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