Energy & Climate Change Working Group

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Energy & Climate Change Working Group.

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Charles Abbott

Scotland Europa

Ludovico Monforte

Leader

Ludovico Monforte

Unioncamere Lombardia

Irene Palomino Antolín

Leader

Irene Palomino Antolín

Extremadura Goverment

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Emilia Pernaa

West Finland European Office

Solveig Skåravik

Leader

Solveig Skåravik

Oslo Region

Pieter Faber

Leader

Pieter Faber

Cities Northern Netherlands

Energy & Climate Change

The main objective of the Energy & Climate Change Working Group is to act as a platform to discuss and share information on energy-related priorities and funding programmes, and in particular H2020. The Working Group also wants to provide opportunities for regional stakeholders to share experiences, and support matchmaking to create new partnerships and projects.

In the view of breaking silos between the different sectors, the WG will explore links and synergies with other areas in which energy plays a central role and cooperates with other ERRIN WGs on Transport, ICT, Smart cities and bioeconomy.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Energy

Bioeconomy and Energy WG: Opportunities for waste from the agri-food sector

Anonymous

Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to

Energy WG

Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting: Hydrogen energy applications

Teresa Vio

 Save the date for the upcoming Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting on Hydrogen! The aim of this meeting will be to discuss and present solutions to R&I barriers in Hydrogen energy

WG Events

WG Events

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

Delivering results for a mission on climate neutral and smart cities, by and for citizens, requires established models of collaboration at city and regional level. Actors in south Sweden are eager to contribute to the success of the forthcoming Horizon Europe mission on cities by scaling up and sharing our points for success for this key research and innovation initiative. What models of governance are quired? What new partnerships need to be created to solve global challenges? What mechanisms for collaboration provide the best opportunity to ensure research and innovation results are picked…

Northern Netherlands in Transition Working Conference

The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas field will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands. To tackle these challenges, the four largest Northern cities have started a trajectory with theJoint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC). The main goal of this trajectory is  to develop a concrete Action Roadmap that prepares the Northern economy and labour market for the upcoming energy transition.   To help us draft this Roadmap, we have invited experts from regions that faced similar economic transitions to…

Soil degradation: how to bring green land back to the community

The Emilia-Romagna Delegration invites you to the conference “Soil Degradation: how to bring green land back to community – the contribution of LIFE Biorest project”. The initiative will be held on Thursday 26th November, from 10:00 to 14:00, at Emilia-Romagna Delegation premises – rue Montoyer 21, Brussels. In line with the European Commission’s soil and SDGs conference and priorities, this event aims at bringing together European Institutions representatives, academia and stakeholders to discuss about the multiple facets related to soil degradation, at European and regional level. In this…

More circularity, less carbon - launch event

What if cities and regions could contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint thanks to the implementation of their local circular economy policies? With the campaign "More circularity, less carbon" ACR+ will encourage local public authorities to account for the carbon impact of their circular economy strategies. Even better: participating cities and regions will take steps at their local level to reduce the carbon emissions linked with local resource management by 25% by 2025! Discover how they will reach this ambitious goal on 19 November 2019. This new ACR+ campaign will be…

Bioeconomy and Energy WG: Opportunities for waste from the agri-food sector

Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to produce biomass. Large amounts of agricultural products are currently not used to their full potential or are simply not being used. Using waste from different types of feedstock – be it olive oil, swine, fruit, or dairy to name a few – to develop bioenergy, fertilisers, new chemicals etc. will significantly contribute to lower our impact on the climate and move towards the clean energy transition…

City-zen Closing Event

The City-zen Closing Event will explore how Amsterdam and Grenoble worked together on their journey to carbon neutrality. The two day event will showcase all the lessons learnt from the last five years in what is 'truly a tale of two cities'.  With an audience of policy makers and scientists, as well as the general public, the Closing Event is an opportunity to take stock of ideas that will help cities, municpalities and regions work towards a CO2 neutral future.  The preliminary agenda is attached, for more information and registration please follow this link. 

WG Documents
WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Sustainability/Green transition education materials for primary schools

This Nordplus pilot project will focus on developing a new teaching materials about the green transition with focus on hydrogen. The teaching material must be usable at the level of training and will be prepared in collaboration with the project partners and must be developed so that it can be used across the participating countries - Denmark, Norway and Iceland. In doing so, we will build a strong network and collect the stories of the different countries - which are different, but still tie us together - especially about the future investment in hydrogen technology, which is common to both…

Self-Assess with the Green City Tool

Following the recent closure of applications for the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf awards, the European Commission is celebrating World Cities Day by highlighting its Green City Tool. Working as both as a means of benchmarking and self-assessment, the tool allows cities to commit and communicate their efforts to becoming greener and more sustainable cities. With a focus on sustainable urban planning, the tool emphasies on city governence and approach, rather than quantititve measures.  Cities can complete the self-assessment anonymously or they can register to put themselves…

New Horizon Impact Award 2019 contest opens: apply by 28 May 2019

The European Commission is launching the first Horizon Impact Award – a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The award celebrates successful EU funded R&I projects that have created societal and impactful project results under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework programme. The contest is open for applications Deadline for application: 28 May 2019 Read the rules and apply here

RESponsible Island prize – apply now!

The RESponsible Island prize is an initiative of the European Commission that recognizes realised projects on geographic energy islands. This prize will reward achievements in local renewable energy production for electricity, heating, cooling and transport on islands. Criteria of the competition: - the share of renewable energy produced by innovative energy technologies - environmental and socioeconomic sustainability and impact - citizen and community involvement - replicability of the solution The prize should inspire other islands and off-grid communities to show how small local…

[deadline: 28/02/2019] Call for H2020 project ideas on energy

In view of the opening of the H2020 Programme Call Building a low-carbon, climate resilient, future: secure, clean and efficient energy, the ERRIN Energy and Climate Change Working Group is organising a Brokerage event in Brussels on April 9th, 2019 in the afternoon. The event is open to ERRIN members as well as the wider R&I community. The aim is to facilitate the creation of consortia for the submission of proposals under the H2020 framework. A limited number of calls have been pre-selected (please see concept note attached), but if the call you are interested in is not on the list, don…

Online training on ‘Energy efficiency and renewable energy financial instruments for managing authorities”

In the frame of Interreg Project FIRECE, the Project Partners are organising an online training on Energy efficiency and renewable energy financial instruments for managing authorities. The course, which goal is to  provide the users with relevant expert information, is divided into five basic thematic blocks; each block consists of several modules that focus on specific topics.   The training will be available online starting from next week, and will remain accessible for the whole time of the project duration (until June 2020).   Those interested in attending the training are kindly invited…

Latest Updates

  • By Anonymous

Bioeconomy and Energy WG: Opportunities for waste from the agri-food sector

Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to produce biomass.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Soil degradation: how to bring green land back to the community

The Emilia-Romagna Delegration invites you to the conference “Soil Degradation: how to bring green land back to community – the contribution of LIFE Biorest project”.

  • By Anna Tranberg

More circularity, less carbon - launch event

What if cities and regions could contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint thanks to the implementation of their local circular economy policies?

  • By Pieter Faber

Northern Netherlands in Transition Working Conference

The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas
field
will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands. To tackle these
challenges, the four largest Northern cities have started a trajectory with the

  • By Hilary Webb

City-zen Closing Event

The City-zen Closing Event will explore how Amsterdam and Grenoble worked together on their journey to carbon neutrality. The two day event will showcase all the lessons learnt from the last five years in what is 'truly a tale of two cities'. 

  • By Rickard Eksten

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

Delivering results for a mission on climate neutral and smart cities, by and for citizens, requires established models of collaboration at city and regional level.