#DecarbCities Forum 2020

On Monday 24 February, we will organise a visit to the Simmering Station at 14.00 and a networking dinner at 19.00.
Participation is open to all participants. More information will follow soon.

Please note that this programme is a draft.

25 February
08:30-09:00Welcome coffee & registration
Opening of the conference The City of Vienna
09.00 – 09:30Setting the scene: From local Heat needs to national Heat Strategy
The Austrian heat strategy and co-design with local stakeholdersAustrian Ministry of Energy (tbc)
Intervention by Stephan Brandligt, Co-negotiator representing local authorities of the Dutch Heat Strategy
09:30 – 10.30Policy debate: Decarbonising Heat: What does it mean in reality in cities?
Joint Support Schemes in national and municipal level to decarbonise heat Katrin Sorensen, Director of Oslo Climate Agency (tbc)
Interventions byMatus Vallo, Mayor of Bratislava (tbc)
Theresa Griffin, Eufores President, MEP (tbc)
Representative of Shell (tbc)
Austrian MEP (tbc)
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 World café: Existing tools for local players to design strategies
Interventions byDecarb Heat Initiative
Covenant of Mayors
12.00 – 13.00Energy communities and cities: the path to establishing new roles and potentials in local communitiesModerator: Claire Roumet, Energy Cities (tbc)
An innovative heat community in BelgiumThe city of Eeklo
Citizen’s energy community of GroningenThe city of Groningen (tbc)
Conclusions and panel discussionRepresentative of ITRE Committee, European Parliament
13:00-14:00Lunch break
14.00 – 15:00Parallel Sessions: Best practices and EU initiatives to support cities
Parallel Session 1:
How to master renovation projects
Parallel Session 2:
European City Facility: How to design investment concepts
Parallel Session 3:
Energy savings in heating & cooling at national level: Hotmaps
15.00 – 15.30Coffee break
15.30 – 16.30Final policy debate: What do we need from the European Union?
Heat Roadmaps by Member States: state of play & next stepsKlaus-Dieter Borchardt – Deputy director of DG ENER, European Commission
Panel discussion withMEP Pernilla Weiss, EPP (tbc)
MEP, Carlos Zorrinho, S&D (tbc)
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt – European Commission
Maria Vassiliadou, Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Member of the Mission innovation Board for the Climate Neutral Cities (tbc)
16.30Summary of the conference
17.00 – 18.00 Farewell cocktail reception
18:00End of conference

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