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Bologna, ITALY

December 2014 2-3 Register Now

Low Carbon Economy

Low Carbon Economy iconThis interactive workshop is for participants interested in policies promoting low-carbon strategies, including promotion of sustainable multi-modal urban mobility. You will get a deeper insight into the European trends in this field as well as hear about project examples working on a similar topic under INTERREG IVC. The workshop will encourage you to discuss your project ideas and possible partnerships.

 

The context

In 2008 the EU adopted the EU climate-energy package aimed at cutting greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, increasing the renewable energy use and the energy efficiency. With only 5 years to the deadline, the progress towards the 20-20-20 targets is mixed. In 2014, the EC presented even more ambitious goals in a framework suggesting introduction of binding greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy targets by 2030, as well as proposing measures for further improved energy efficiency and for reforming the EU emissions trading system.

Ambitious targets are specified also in the EC White Paper on Transport (2011). The GHG emissions from transport should drop by at least 60% by 2050. It aims for a transition to a ‘new paradigm of urban mobility' based on walking and cycling, high quality public transport, cleaner vehicles, and more efficient distribution of goods.

INTERREG EUROPE will facilitate exchange among regional and local authorities on how to meet these ambitious goals.

Speakers

Koen Rademaekers 

Expert in Low-carbon economy, Triple E Conuslting, The Netherlands

Mr Rademaekers is a managing director of Triple E Consulting. His energy and environmental experience covers financial, industrial, policy and technical expertise with experience ranging from the academic (assistant professor at the VUB), to the private as well as the public sector. Prior to starting-up Triple E Consulting, Koen was head of Ecorys’ Energy & Environment unit for more than 5 years. He has managed international teams and completed many assignments for the European Commission, the EIB, World Bank, EBRD, and IADB. 

Erika Fulgenzi

Project officer, INTERREG IVC Joint Technical Secretariat, France

Ms Fulgenzi is responsible for providing assistance to potential applicants, supports approved projects and monitors their development. Before joining the INTERREG IVC JTS, Erika worked for four years at SVIM, the Regional Development Agency of Marche Regional Authority, in Italy, where she managed several projects both co-financed by the EU Structural Funds, such as INTERREG III Adriatic New Neighbourhood Programme, INTERREG IIIB CADSES, INTERREG IIIC North, and directly funded by EC, such us LLP and PROGRESS Programmes.

Verena Priem

Project officer, INTERREG IVC Joint Technical Secretariat, France

Ms Priem is Project Officer within the INTERREG IVC Joint Technical Secretariat. She is responsible for providing assistance to potential applicants, supports approved projects and monitors their development.
Verena graduated in Political Sciences and holds a Master's degree in European Affairs.

 

Presentations

INTERREG EUROPE for low-carbon economy

 

 

Suggested reading

Energy efficiency

 

Policy recommendations: view / download
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Brochure: view / download 
Report: view / download

Renewable energy

 

Policy recommendations: view / download
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Brochure: view / download 
Report: view / download

Sustainable transport

 

Policy recommendations: view / download
Policy paper: view / download
Brochure: view / download 
Report: view / download

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