Local Renewables Conference

The City of Freiburg, the City of Basel and ICLEI Europe hosted the Local Renewables Conference 2018 from 24-26 October 2018, mainly in Freiburg (Germany) with a study tour to Basel (Switzerland).

Rising global energy needs remain a major challenge, with cities and regions being central players in making energy more secure, clean and sustainable. To transform from a linear to a circular economy there is a growing need to take advantage of renewable resources, including energy.  The conference addressed the following key issues:

  • How can we ensure that global energy goals, including the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be reached?
  • What is the potential of the circularity of local renewables?
  • What transformation is needed in cities for shifting to a circular economy? And how will circular economy shape transformation?
  • How can we manage the transformation from a linear to a circular economy?
  • What investments are needed and what are the financing options?
  • How can relevant stakeholders, such as citizens, public authorities and the private sector be engaged in the urban transformation?

For more information, contact us at lr2018@iclei.org and follow us on twitter: @LR_Series  #LocalRenewables

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More about the Local Renewables Series:

Since 2007, the Local Renewables conference series has offered an international forum for discussion and exchange among policymakers and practitioners from various levels of government, energy experts, energy services providers, researchers and business representatives. Every year the Local Renewables Conference analyses a different topic linked to renewable energy. The conference series aims to advance the switch to renewable energy sources and accelerate sustainable development. Local Renewables achieves this through showcasing ground-breaking ideas and approaches to reducing energy and resource consumption while enhancing resource efficiency in cities and towns.

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Conference Secretariat
ICLEI European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3

79098 Freiburg,
Germany

Tel.: +49 761 368920
E-mail: lr2018@iclei.org
Website: http://local-renewables-conference.org/

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