Community visioning for a clean energy future across Europe


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Image from Alliance of Associations Polish Green Network, Piotr Chałubiński

Decarbonising the EU’s energy system is critical to reach the EU’s 2030 climate goals. Yet, a successful transition to renewable energy sources can be reached only by involving communities and making the transition just. 

Watch this episode of 'Local actions for a SHARED GREEN DEAL' to learn how communities can envision desirable energy futures in their regions. 

Viewers will learn about how creative techniques like storytelling and improvisation, implemented by Polish Green Network with inhabitants of the coal-dependent Bełchatów region in Poland, can be used to imagine a clean energy future. They will also have the opportunity to hear how to work with different kinds of communities, like those Granada County Council, Spain worked with to co-create community visions for the county’s clean energy futures. And they will hear about approaches to inclusive engagement facilitated by Essex County Council, United Kingdom to foster a community-driven local area energy plan.

Watch the recording below.

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