How can cities phase-out fossil fuels from the existing building stock?
2021 was a challenging year. The pandemic shook the world economies, including the European Union’s, pushing Member States to implement new instruments to guarantee stability and security. The 3rd edition of DecarbCities conference will provide a platform to present technical and organizational solutions from and for cities, showing a breadth of approaches to replace existing fossil fuel-based technologies with heating systems that use renewable energies. Let’s define together clear delivery pathways for future-proof urban heating and cooling solutions.
The main aim is to fuel the ongoing debate on national and regional energy and climate plans as well as renovation strategies, as mandated by the European legislation on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and building efficiency. A special focus will be given on the discussion of renewable solutions for existing buildings and renovation processes. The overarching governance requirements will be discussed between European, national, and city legislators.