CoR National ambassadors of the Covenant of Mayors are invited to join the Conference of Covenant of Mayor Europe 2023, where local governments will exchange with Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson on how EU institutions and national authorities can further support local and regional efforts to reduce energy consumption and dependency on Russian gas in the years to come.
The event will be a unique opportunity to reflect on how local authorities are responding on different fronts to the ongoing energy crisis, by accelerating energy efficiency measures, investing more in green local power generation (such as rooftop solar PVs, heating solutions including heat pumps and storage technologies), and shielding citizens and local business from soaring energy prices, exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
It will also be the occasion to envision mid- to long-term solutions for a deeper societal transformation – shifting away from mainstream consumption behaviour to more resource sufficiency – with representatives from the Covenant community and EU institutions.
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