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

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

The 15th edition of EU Sustainable Energy Week is set to run from 22nd - 26th June 2020. As part of the week, a Policy Conference and Networking village will run from 23rd - 25th June. EUSEW is the biggest event dedicated to renewable and efficient energy use in Europe.  Calls for local sustainable energy events are expected to be launched in January 2020 in anticipation of EUSEW, while registration is expected to open in April 2020.  For more information, click here. 

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…

WG Documents
WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Lahti, Finland announced as European Green Capital 2021 winner

The winner of the European Green Capital 2021 competition has been announced as Lahti, Finland, following a unanimous decision by the judges. Lahti, a partner of the ERRIN member Helsinki EU Office, was one of three cities to make it to the final stage of the competition, alongside Lille and Strasbourg, also our members.  The award comes after each city made presentations in June 2019, where they outlined their commitment to sustainable urban development.  Lahti was distinguished in certain areas, particularly air quality, waste, green growth, eco-innovation and governance, which it…

H2020 Proposal for Smart Windows Developpers and/or Adhesive Industry

The project will develop a proof of concept, to show the technical and financial viability of a plug&play system composed of components and intelligent modules for interior renovation, which currently does not exist in the market.  This system will consist of panels with highly insulating and lightweight materials, such as aerogel, heating and cooling elements, ventilation, as well as intelligent windows, and possibly energy production.  The project’s main objective is to develop a new plug & build a modular system for building refurbishment which cuts its actual price in half.…

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…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

EU Sustainable Energy Week will run from 22nd - 26th June 2020.

  • By Stefanie Ubrig

Expression of interest to join a consortium for 'Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies' call

Dr Markku Lehtonen holds a PhD in ecological economics (2005) and is currently working as an EU Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.

  • 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.

  • 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

Lahti, Finland announced as European Green Capital 2021 winner

Lahti, Finland, a partner of the ERRIN member Helsinki EU Office, has been named as European Green Capital 2021.

  • By Signe Madsen

Partner search on H2020 climate resilience topics from VIA University College, Denmark

VIA University has experience in European projects such as Horizon 2020, Interreg and LIFE. The research center for Built Environment, Energy, Water and Climate at VIA University has expertise in enhanced nature-based urban treatment solutions with a focus on innovative climate adaption solutions, remediation solutions, green renewable energy solutions and to develop methodologies and guidance for the design and implementation of urban enhanced natural treatment systems in cities.