This year’s Covenant of Mayors Europe conference in Brussels on 30 March 2023 9:30-1:30 CET will focus on the local response to the energy crisis and discuss how it has shown (once again) that cities are the frontrunners of Europe’s energy transition, and how these efforts can become long-term strategies to redefine lifestyles in the face of climate change.
The ongoing energy crisis, caused by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, directly hits cities, people and local business across Europe. The crisis is shifting us away from over-consumption behaviours towards practices that also fight against climate change. Local authorities are putting in place immediate and low-cost actions to reduce energy demand in public facilities and increase the share of renewables, while supporting the most vulnerable households and local business. Some of these examples were reflected in the Cities Energy Saving Sprint, a joint campaign launched by the Covenant of Mayors Europe.
See the provisional agenda here. Register here.