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Actívate+ / Aktibatu+ en Bilbao
Organisation : Plan de Acción Global para la Tierra (GAP España) , Spain

The project was launched in the Basque Country, by GAP España in conjunction with Government of Bizkaia and 6 other public and private partners.

The aim was to enable local communities and citizens to transform by empowering them through taking "actions", hence the name "Actívate+". The strategy was to engage schools, families and the community to encourage change in relation to sustainability.

Two GAP programmes were implemented: one aimed at reducing energy & waste in school buildings and the other minimizing daily negative habits in relation to water, energy consumption and mobility using the household as the focal point.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
Spring into Climate Protection: „Karlsruhe Green City“ with „Karlsruhe Climate Spring“
City/Region : City of Karlsruhe , Germany

The transformative action “Karlsruhe Green City” has been running since 2016. An exemplary highlight was the “Karlsruhe Climate Spring” in May 2019 (www.karlsruhe-macht-klima.de/klimafruehling.de). This campaign period was organized as part of the City’s awareness raising measures on climate change. It reflected the wide range of citizen and NGO initiatives and ideas on climate protection. During one month, numerous local stakeholders and the City administration promoted a more climate-friendly lifestyle. The varied programme included lectures, excursions, guided tours, participatory activities, climate-friendly festivals and other creative contributions. The importance of climate protection for a healthy "Green City" was thus experienced in many ways.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
Mitigation to Climate Change (Mobility)
City/Region : Donostia / San Sebastián City Council , Spain

San Sebastián is a medium-sized city with more than 186,000 inhabitants. It is a tertiary, tourist city, eminently commercial, with strong emphasis on services and congresses. In recent years, San Sebastián has moved into a leading position among European cities, largely because of its commitment to science, technology, sustainable development and culture. Its designation as European Capital of Culture in 2016 confirms this pledge.

For the last 25 years, the city has been enforcing a strong integrated mobility policy in favour of pedestrians, bicycles and public transport. This includes promoting active modes of transport, including the introduction of innovative measures, as well as integrated strategies to increase the number of people walking, cycling and using public transport, while simultaneously reducing the use of cars. The city has also worked to create more people-friendly spaces. These measures have a significant impact on the policy fields of energy, transport, and environmental sustainability. By reducing on-street parking and returning public space to the people, the city is an even more attractive place to be.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Urban Conservation Emergency Evacuation Plan (UCEEP)
Organisation : Climate Change Centre Reading , United Kingdom

Safeguarding, turning open space into public place. I’m an Urban Resilience Organiser and change agent interested in good urban governance in relation to urban DISASTER ADAPTATION - Climate Action solutions to Sustainable Cities and Communities in partnership, "Making Cities Resilient" to achieve the global goals. Well-designed urban growth, in e.g. urban regeneration and disaster risk management adaption with Urban Climatic Emergency Evacuation Planning is a safe way forward. How to identify and close response recovery gaps in urban resilience to reduce inequality and how to build better from start.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
Future City Malchin - Vision 2030+
Organisation : KMGNE+Projekthof Karnitz / Future City Malchin , Germany

In 2015 the German city Malchin began a transformative action initiating a co-creative process of making Malchin ready for the future. Connecting diverse members of society, the regional administration, citizens of the city and neighbouring rural areas and external experts, the "Future City Malchin" is taking action to re-imagine and re-design its infrastructure, energy systems, education and democratic participation practices in order to address the present and future challenge of a globally changing world. In developing stories from the future, Malchin, with its Vision 2030+, is at the forefront of the "Grand Transformation" (WBGU). With 20 years of transformational expertise, Projekthof Karnitz e.V. and KMGNE function as a mediator, advising the city about its process

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
HousingSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
The blue-green belt of Zarautz
City/Region : Zarautz , Spain

We started working with the initiative "Eraztun Berde-Urdina (EBU)" in December 2009, the basis for the creation of the Green-Blue Belt of Zarautz, when we gave the order to write a project that would improve the conservation of the green areas and the biodiversity of Zarautz. In this project actions (recovery of wetlands, improvement of forests) are being carried out in the areas surrounding the municipality (mainly in those that lack some type of protection). In addition, the project is based on three main objectives:

- Biodiversity and care of the green areas that surround the municipality.

- Give citizens the opportunity to enjoy leisure outdoors and be in contact with nature.

- Publicize the natural resources of Zarautz.

To give the option to enjoy leisure we have trained a circular route of 11 kilometers.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
Mannheim Auf Klimakurs (Mannheim on a climate-friendly course)
City/Region : City of Mannheim , Germany

The City of Mannheim is committing itself to greater climate protection under the slogan and campaign MANNHEIM AUF KLIMAKURS (Mannheim on a climate-friendly course). Mannheim wants to strategically bundle energy and political climate protection measures and make them much more visible. The campaign consists of four spheres of activities. Mannheim is focusing on its own effect as a role model (Role Model City), sustainable district development (Sustainable District), strengthening climate protection awareness and commitment (Local Commitment), as well as focusing on the dedication of companies to sustainable economic activity (Active Businesses). With this citywide campaign, Mannheim is able to reach all the local stakeholders.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Improving the efficiency of the waste collection service through the optimisation of the technologi
City/Region : Tiana City Council , Spain

In order to improve the efficiency of the door-to-door waste collection system and to work with more reliable data, the municipality of Tiana has implanted a new collection system based on RFID technology.

This transformative action has been launched by the municipality of Tiana and, apart from improving the efficiency of the door-to-door waste collection system, aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the management of municipal waste. The more waste we collect, less CO2 emissions are emitted.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
We accelerate Berlin’s transition towards becoming a Circular City
Organisation : Circular City - Zirkuläre Stadt e.V. , Germany

We are reshaping Berlin’s metabolism by applying circular principles in the fields of strategy & urban planning, product & material design, food & biomass, and textile & fashion. Having a strong focus on community, we offer platforms for engagement and knowledge exchange and support local actors through collaboration.

Agendas addressed
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Support open data standards
Urumea Riverside; Nearly zero emissions district: branding in sustainability
Organisation : Fomento San Sebastián , Spain

The European REPLICATE project aims to develop and validate a sustainable city business model in the lighthouse cities (pilot) of San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol, to improve the transition process towards a SmartCity in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and ICTs/Infrastructures, accelerating the deployment of innovative technologies, increasing the quality of life of the citizens, and influencing the replication process.  In the case of San Sebastián, Urumea Riverside has been selected to be turned into a smart district with nearly zero emissions and is set to become a sustainability brand.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
Circular Economy Club (CEC) "European Cities" Chapter During Local Sessions
Organisation : Circular Economy Club , United Kingdom

Circular Economy Club (CEC) is the international network of circular economy professionals. With CEC local chapters in 240 cities worldwide, 82 of which are in Europe (e.g.: Berlin, Helsinki, Madrid, Prague, Sofia, Torino, etc). CEC organizers gather local communities to implement circularity and run global initiatives such as the Circular Economy Mapping Week 2018, resulting in the largest open-source database of +3,000 initiatives. And the annual and decentralized event: Circular Cities Week (CCW) happening in more than 40 European cities where professionals identify circular opportunities and will both urge and support their Mayors to issue local circular strategies.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Decarbonisation
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
The bidirectional fotolinera of Molins de Rei
City/Region : Metropolitan Area of Barcelona , Spain

A fotolinera is a photovoltaic pergola, usually located next to a public building, which is equipped with a charging spot for electric vehicles. Therefore, energy to charge cars is no longer coming from fossil fuels but from a renewable source. In addition, whenever there are no cars to be charged, the energy is used by the public building. In addition, the fotolinera of Molins is equipped with V2G technology, a type of connection which allows energy flow on both directions. The battery of the car can be used as an energy source.

 

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityGreenfield land and natural spaceClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
“Efficient food for pro-poor economic enhancement western Nepal"
Organisation : Pokhara/Western Nepal Kaski Begnas Lekhnath-9,/Griha Laxmi Rice Mill , Nepal

This project focuses on improvement of food security using financial products to enhance livelihoods of marginalised communities.

It aims to promote and strengthen local initiatives and efficient use of natural resources.

It is a strengthening tool for identifying ways to create more customer value chain networking. Supportive Activities include: Firm infrastructure, HRM, Technology development, procurement. Primary Activities include: Inbound logistics, operation, outbound logistics, marketing and sales to provide margin.

It introduces an innovative and creative approach, and best practices for the utilisation and mobilisation of resources.

Coordinated holistic marketing (information system and linking financial product to market).

It provides sanitation, health and environmental protection services, including the protection of habitat of biodiversity.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
Together, acting sustainably, innovatively, holistically and courageously to future-proof our city
City/Region : City of Geestland , Germany

Geestland does not just work on one of the ten agendas of the Basque Declaration, but instead takes a more holistic approach. Since 2005, this has been a continuous process that can be seen across all the work of the municipality and not just in individual projects.

First and foremost cooperation with all partners (citizens, politicians, other Authorities and Institutions, Companies) of the City is the most important thing. The city is desgined together with its citizens to ensure its sustainability. The local people are the biggest asset to acheive something.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Lousada: Integrated Education for Sustainability
City/Region : Municipality of Lousada , Portugal

Lousada is implementing an innovative way of educating for sustainability. Environmental education is being informally embedded in many different actions across the whole society, so that good environmental practices become natural and needed, without necessarily titling initiatives as ‘green propaganda’.

We are working with schools, private businesses and land owners, cultural groups, sports teams, parishes, the elderly, and many other groups to transform the socio-cultural and economic paradigm in this markedly rural community. We are inspiring and supporting alternative ways of creating conservation areas and job opportunities, engaging the community in doing so while taking care of their natural resources.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Lanongizan: Promoting inclusive communities from healthy and organic food
Organisation : Fundación lantegi Batuak , Spain

The Transformative Action consists of the development of an agro industrial system of organic products processing that:

-Creates job opportunities in a healthy environment and in contact with nature for disabled people, notably mentally disabled people.

-Contributes to the creation of a social covenant based on principles of justice and equality that helps the economical sustainability of already existing horticultural organic farms.

-Incentivizes the incorporation of new farms in a model changing environment that leads to new organic and sustainable agricultural production.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Cocreating a Climate-Neutral Leuven: Developing and Implementing Leuven 2030’s Roadmap
Organisation : Leuven 2030 , Belgium

By harnessing the power of its network, Leuven 2030 has (1) created a comprehensive Roadmap to a carbon-neutral future, (2) united stakeholders behind it, and (3) developed an innovative governance model to begin to implement it. The Roadmap, wide in its scope and high in ambition, has accelerated momentum for climate action and signals a new, mature phase in Leuven’s push for carbon neutrality.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
Cycling through Nicosia
City/Region : Nicosia Turkish Municipality , Cyprus

This transformative action aims to increase bicycle usage in Nicosia, through promoting the benefits of bicycle usage and encouraging citizens to ride bicycles in their daily lives in the city. Through this action we are aiming to changes people perception of bicycle usage in their daily lives. Through this action Nicosia Turkish Municipality, with the cooperation of their partners, has implemented 43 bicycle stations and made 410 bicycles available around Nicosia.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
Towards an Exemplary Participatory Local Democracy; Nilüfer Citizen’s “Republic"
AWARD
City/Region : Nilüfer , Turkey

Nilüfer’s advance towards an exemplary and participatory local government has progressed in three mutually supporting actions: The establishment of “Nilüfer Neighborhood Committees-NC”; the establishment of the "Nilüfer Innovation Center-NIC”; and, the founding of the "Nilüfer Energy Cooperative-EC". These three endeavors represent Transformative Actions that aim to secure a "livable and inclusive" city, which has been the highest singular vision of the municipality. NCs act as the foundation stone of grassroot, citizen democracy and decision making; NIC as the organisational hub of social innovation; and, EC as the harbinger of the future energy democracy based on local, renewable energy.         

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employmentDecarbonisationClimate change
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Bio-climatic redevelopment of the historic center of Larissa
City/Region : Municipality of Larissa , Greece

The project is about the reconstruction and renovation of a 25.000sqm area in the center of the city with the intention to lower the ground temperature by 1,5oC, while addressing functional and aesthetic issues of the area and the unification of monuments and archaeological sites. It includes the pedestrianization of five roads, reconstruction of three public squares, water elements, the increase of greenery by 40%, the use of cool materials, renewable resources (photovoltaics for public lighting, ground-to-air geothermic installation), low energy public lighting and the creation of shaded areas and corridors (with a network of metallic elements and photocatalytic materials).

Agendas addressed
Climate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
8 Ways Your Roof Can Help Tackle Air Pollution
City/Region : AGARTALA , India

Birds, butterflies and various insects perish as their natural habitat dwindles rapidly. Rooftop plantation will bring back such natural beauty which is no longer seen in the polluted cities of the world.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
The implementation of the Superblocks programme in Barcelona: Filling our streets with life.
City/Region : Barcelona City Council , Spain

The Superblock model is a way of organizing the city based on reversing the distribution of public space among vehicles and people, giving priority to the citizens to improve environmental conditions and people’s quality of life.

Superblocks are new urban units, larger than a block, but smaller than a neighbourhood. The implementation of superblocks is part of the Urban Mobility Plan, which is aimed at reducing private traffic by 21% and increasing the use of bicycles, public transport and walking.

This functional restructuring of Barcelona enables people to retake public areas generating a public space full of life.

http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/superilles/es/

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
High-Quality Living & Working Spaces Made From RECYCLED Shipping Containers
Organisation : AURTENETXEA CONTAINERS & ZABALA ARQUITECTOS , Spain

Aurtenetxea Containers together with Zabala Arquitectos architecture studio has initiated a new product project to create a living or working space from recycled shipping containers, to meet sustainability challenges, through increasing materials’ lifespan and having affordable prices to promote social innovation supporting inclusion. These living or working spaces are made out of standard shipping containers, they are more affordable than traditional buildings, and also meet safety, health and habitability requirements: structural stability, natural lighting, thermal insulation, efficient energy use, acoustic insulation, fire protection, user’s safety, anti-vandalism, customised high-quality finishing, and the use of low impact sustainable materials.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
VITORIA-GASTEIZ: NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION
City/Region : Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council , Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz has embarked on a process to design and implement an Urban Green Infrastructure Plan. This process aims to explore the usefulness of different urban green infrastructure solutions in mitigating climate change and promoting adaptation in the city, and will involve the study of ecosystem services, the concept of multifunctionality and its associated benefits. The outcomes are expected to lead to a better understanding of the city’s urban dynamics and a better appraisal of the potential to integrate such measures into land use planning.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
Exeter's new Passivhaus Developments
City/Region : Exeter , United Kingdom

Exeter City Council’s vision is to promote and deliver exemplar public buildings. Given the links between poor housing and health, fuel poverty, and research carried out on design for future climate, the Council has been keen to build to a standard that would mitigate these issues.

As a result Exeter City Council’s pipeline of new build developments are designed to be low energy (passivhaus), healthy and climate resilient to at least 2018; an approach which addresses the council’s financial, environmental and social responsibilities and triple bottom line.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
HousingSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Seferihisar Renewable Energy Citizen Cooperative - Seyeko
City/Region : Seferihisar Municipality , Turkey

Seferihisar Municipality is one of the founding members of Seferihisar Renewable Energy Cooperative a.k.a. ‘Seyeko’, which will have around hundred members from Izmir and the neighbouring city, Manisa. The purpose of the cooperative is to build a solar energy field of between 500-100 mW in Seferihisar (İzmir Province, Turkey).

Collective energy production is a new concept in Turkey. There are around a dozen existing energy cooperatives, however Seyeko is determined to be the first cooperative starting energy production. 

 This is a bit strange – there are existing energy cooperatives, but none of them are producing energy?

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
Orbital Forest, a balance between the city and nature rediscovered
City/Region : Municipality of Tirana , Albania

At a time when some countries are talking about walls, In Tirana we are building a wall of trees to oxygenate the city. The 1st strategic objective in Boeri ‘s General Local Plan 2030 proposes an “Orbital Forest” of 2 million trees, encircling Tirana, acting as a green belt to prevent urban sprawl.  “Don’t underestimate the power of children,” says Tirana’s mayor, Erion Veliaj, "A city for our kids, is a city for all.” The forest ring is populated by kids’ “birthday trees”, planted by families.  We not only create a better future for our children, but we also raise children that will keep this future safe.  

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceClimate changePublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
City Changer Cargo Bike. Transforming a Lot
Organisation : Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilitaet - Austrian Mobility Research FGM - AMOR , Austria

Within the project, the limitless potential of cargo bikes promoting their usage amongst public, private, and commercial users will be exploited. Supported by the Horizon 2020 programme, City Changer Cargo Bike (CCCB) brings together 20 partners in the quest to achieve a faster, more cost-effective and larger-scale deployment of this sustainable mobility option. Assessing best practices across Europe, CCCB will raise awareness and support the uptake of cargo bikes and cargo bike initiatives. In doing so, the project will foster exciting developments that offer more sustainable logistics operations, improve public spaces, engage citizens, reduce traffic congestion and promote local start-ups.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Green Factor: Adapting urban public spaces to climate change
City/Region : Durango Local Council , Spain

The Green Factor approach aims to mitigate the harmful effects on the environment and improve people’s health by developing the Faktore Berdea tool, in an attempt to adapt public spaces to climate change. Designing public spaces using carefully selected vegetation and appropriate materials mitigates the flood risk, reduces the heat island effect in urban areas, and improves the quality and liveability of public spaces, thus increasing the positive health effects for the residents, and adapting the city to the risks of climate change.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, LAMINATION AND WATER TREATMENT
City/Region : LEGAZPI , Spain

The main goal of the project is to study the existing possibilities in Legazpi to implement Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUD) systems.

The increase runoff coefficient caused by surface waterproofing and lower concentration times has forced us to address how the natural functions of soil in the water cycle can be restored.

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Circular economy for everyone
City/Region : City of Helsingborg , Sweden

In the city of Helsingborg we are aiming towards circular economy for everyone. Together with citizens, businesses and academia, the city has tested and implemented many different small- and large scale initiatives. Initiatives included in this transformative action are: A quality of life-program, waste collection on demand, an innovative industrial park, turning waste into resources (Vera Park), educating children in 3rd and 5th grade about how to manage a more sustainable lifestyle and a world unique three pipes circular sewer system.

 

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
BIO-COOP.ORG: Living Healthy | Living with Nature | Living Affordable
Organisation : BIO-COOP.ORG , Austria

We are launching a global platform to revolutionize, the view of humanity in terms of housing.

Having a home, a roof over our head is a basic need. It is a human right and not a commodity. Buildings are essential for everyone.

Buildings effect: Global warming, air pollution, water scarcity. (Cement Industry: 2,2 Billion Tonnes  CO2 Emissions/Year; Energy Consumption: 32%; Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions: 19%.)

Through our platform you learn about the impact living has on health, environment and how to save money through natural living. We achieve the essential change of mindset for the majority leading to efficiency improvement in behavior.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousing
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
Legazpi Klima: Sustainable Development and Climate Change Strategy
City/Region : Legazpi , Spain

Legazpi Local Council has prepared a Sustainable Development and Climate Change Strategy, known as Legazpi Klima 2030.

It is a reflection on how we envisage Legazpi will be in 15 years time: what energy we will be using, how we will travel around, which economic sectors we want to drive, what problems climate change will cause, how we will protect ourselves, how we will address ageing, and how we will look after the natural environment.

Councillors, municipal technicians and the citizens of Legazpi were involved in preparing the Diagnosis and the Action Plan.
Both the Diagnosis and the 2017-2024 Action Plan have also been published in “Lectura Fácil” [Easy Ready] so that can be understood by people with reading difficulties.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
Encourage climate-neutral initiatives and neighbourhoods by means of a subsidy
City/Region : City of Mechelen , Belgium

Are you tired of the bad news about climate change and do you want to do something positive for the climate together? Then this is your chance. Since 2012 we want to become climate neutral by 2030. Now we go a step further and give all inhabitants the opportunity to help build a climate-neutral Mechelen by providing support of up to 5000 euros. 
A workshop, Samentuinen, a shared chicken run, energy evenings, cooperative heat networks, collective renovation, cycling, electric driving. These are just a few of the possible projects that you can undertake with your neighbourhood or association. 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Climate Change Strategy - KLIMA 2050, deployment of regional policies at local level
City/Region : Basque Government , Spain

In order to reconcile the adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development of the Basque Territory, the Basque Government developed The Climate Change Strategy of the Basque Country - KLIMA 2050, with a long-term horizon and two main objectives:

  • To reduce GHG emissions in the Basque Country by at least 40% by 2030 and by at least 80% by 2050 with respect to 2005, including 40% renewable energy consumption 2050.
  • To ensure the resilience of the Basque territory to climate change.

9 Goals and a total of 24 Lines of Action have been defined to achieve the mitigation, adaptation and renewable energy.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
Fore fronting innovative and sustainable buildings and city development
City/Region : Drammen municipality , Norway

The application is based on Drammen municipality’s effort/initiative to produce sustainable municipal buildings, and zero emission neighbourhoods, mainly through the Futurebuilt programme. The Futurebuilt programme is a local Norwegian initiative to support climate-friendly urban development through innovative pilot projects, and to inspire and change practices in both the private and public sector. The pilot projects are set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and material consumption by a minimum of 50 percent. Drammen was the first municipality to join Futurebuilt, and as such, is crucial to the start-up of this programme. 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Sustainable repair in the automotive industry
Organisation : BeNeLux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) , Netherlands

nitiativeWe have developed a programme where the automotive industry on one side and their customers (like consumer organisations, insurers, car-leasing companies and fleetowners) on the other side, participate. Objective is to constantly improve the sustainability during the life cycle of vehicles. Customers (as mentioned before) want's to have repair and maintenance done by garages and workshops that doe it propperly, but also on a sustainable way. Garages and bodyshops are certified if the work sustainable, in line with the book of requirements, that is administrated by the earlier mentioned consumers. In the Benelux more than 2.000 companies participate.    

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Zorrozaurre: an island in the city to adapt to climate change
City/Region : City of Bilbao , Spain

The Zorrozaurre project is the latest major urban regeneration operation in Bilbao. It represents a sustainable and integral plan to recover a degraded space and convert it into a new district of Bilbao. The district will be easy to reach, with affordable housing, areas for environmentally-friendly businesses, and cultural and social facilities.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Adaptation to climate change according to ecosystems and territories
Organisation : Colegio de , Mexico

Geophysical study of the entities and population components, family production as eco-biological analysis to improve the quality of life in all aspects of the regions, in order to eliminate the technical gap and create a more egalitarian world, in reveal the relationship between the observable spatial visualizations of the patterns underlying these geographical territorial distributions, and human behavior, among other scientific research studies on the regions.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Kunststoffschmiede. Open Workshop & Development Laboratory for Plastic Recycling
Organisation : Konglomerat e.V. Dresden , Germany

Our goal is to overcome the status quo of linear design, non-recycling waste management and negative public stance towards plastics in favour of a truly sustainable circular economy. The open workshop functions as the basis for our transformative action: It puts the practical action of the individual at the center of things, empowering each participant to be part of the solution to the plastic problem.

Kunststoffschmiede is an integral part of both #Rosenwerk and Precious Plastic. #Rosenwerk is a 600m² self-organised open workshop, fablab and makerspace in Dresden. Precious Plastic is a global network for manual DIY plastic recycling.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
Actívate+ / Aktibatu+
Organisation : Plan de Acción Global para la Tierra (GAP España) , Spain

The Actívate+ project was launched in The Basque Country, by GAP España in conjunction with the local provincial government of Bizkaia and 6 other local partners. 

The aim was to enable local communities to transform through "actions", hence the name "Actívate+". The strategy was to engage local schools, the parents of the children and finally the rest of the community by offering various programmes to encourage change in relation to sustainability.  

Two GAP programmes were implemented: one aimed at reducing energy & waste in school buildings and the other at minimizing daily negative habits,  using the household as the focal point.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
Lens in your pocket to help the species
Organisation : Landscape Laboratory of Guimarães (laboratório da Paisagem) , Portugal

Biodiversity Go! arose from the Guimarães 2030 Sustainability Plan. Using a science citizen concept, this app catalogues fauna and flora species occurring in Guimarães and georeferences them. Data is used to produce information, which helps political decision-making processes to protect biodiversity. Also, this app is important in raising awareness about invasive exotic species and to help prevent further invasions. The success of this transformative action relies on active participation of all citizens in the preservation of the city´s natural heritage. Since 2016, a set of actions involving the scientific community and local inhabitants have been developed in Guimarães using BiodiversityGo!

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
GeoSIG - Geological Data Management Platform
City/Region : Lisbon / Lisbon Municipality , Portugal

The expansion of the urban area in Lisbon, which has occurred since the last decades of the 19th century, allows the gathering of a huge volume of geological and geotechnical data. Taking into account the importance and the potential of this information in Urban and Planning Management, Lisbon Municipality initiated a project aiming towards establishing a geotechnical database - GeoSIG Project - Geotechnical mapping in urban areas, which includes multiple objectives, including the development of a platform that could represent the location and the results obtained from geological and geotechnical surveys aiming cost reduction and the optimization of new projects.

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousing
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Ghent en Garde: Transforming the food system
AWARD
City/Region : City of Ghent , Belgium

Ghent en Garde has brought significant change to the local food system. Through participative governance models, including a food policy council, Ghent’s food policy has moved from launching small-scale initiatives to bringing structural change to the food system. It is decreasing food waste, making food procurement more sustainable, scaling up short food supply chains and improving access to food. 7% of the citizens are now vegetarians, local food is booming through new farmers markets and through a new logistics platform for professional buyers, 300 tonnes of food waste has been redistributed in a 10 month period to 19,000 people in poverty, and we have connected 120 stakeholders on improving access to sustainable and healthy food.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
"Adopt your Streetlight" - relightingproject
Organisation : Pajopower CVBAso , Belgium

With the help of the PajoPower cooperative, we are substituting the current street lighting along the four major access roads to the city of Halle with more energy-efficient LED lamps. The up-front investments were made by the Pajopower associates, and the city of Halle will reimburse PajoPower using portions of the monthly savings in energy costs.  

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Let's "cup2gether" - circular cup initiative to foster climate protection and sharing economy
Organisation : Cup2gether , Germany

In our city Frankfurt, we have to face 25 million single use cups per year becoming waste. There are some highly committed people bringing own cups or avoiding coffee-to-go, but most of us got used to mobile consumption - we don't want to change culture by prohibition, we want to establish a culture which desires for sustainable solutions. So we started an initiative called "cup2gether" that activated local ambassadors for a circular cup system with a regional produced cup (made of leavings from paper industry, natural resources). We started as official "90-days-challenge" against municipality. Now we established the citywide system.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
Climate-Smart District – a concept for participatory urban planning
City/Region : Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority , Finland

The concept ‘Climate-Smart District’ presents a large set of concrete participatory measures for shaping low-carbon and climate-resilient urban areas. The concept focuses especially on rail transport station areas, as nodes of sustainable transport and development, but can be applied generally in planning urban areas. The concept offers a three-step path towards the development of climate-smart station areas, including 70 measures in fields of climate change mitigation, resilience, circular economy and social sustainability and health. The measures will be applicable as a participatory web-tool for planners, developers, decisions makers and citizens in urban areas.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Co-creating a sustainable future for France’s second city: The power of community
Organisation : Civocracy and Ville de Lyon , France , France

At the end of 2016, the government of the Ville de Lyon (France) began working with Civocracy (a CivicTech company centred on citizen participation and co-creation) on a longitudinal transformation project in order to create a better, more sustainable society for their community through engaging their citizens.

The city’s public sector workers are consulting citizens on a range of sustainability and public service infrastructure subjects, including the urban planning of green spaces, education structures, improved public transportation, and the regulation of city temperatures during periods of hot weather.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Climate changePublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
Guimarães, a Smart City for All
City/Region : Guimarães , Portugal

Guimarães, a Smart City for All focuses on the transformation of Guimarães into a sustainable, attractive, lively and wealthy city, through the integrated implementation of 12 transformative projects, which focus on digital solutions, public participation, science, innovation and knowledge.

Guimarães aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and  Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Guimarães, a Smart City for All is a transformative programme, which is for and includes the participation of citizens. Thus,  Guimarães, a Smart City for All is not just a sustainable project, is is a resilient action too.

 

 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
Formigine Smart Ligthing
City/Region : Comune di Formigine , Italy

The transformative action focuses on energy transition, committing to reducing consumption and to digitalization through an overall redevelopment of the entire network of public lighting systems.

The project begun in 2015 and is still in progress according to the innovative Energy Performance Contract (EPC) formula, which provides for the redevelopment and management of public lamps by a private company. The project includes the implementation of a video surveillance system. In this project the technology is at the service of the community and the territory for control and security issues and to enhance the beauty of the city's main points of interest.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Creating Decarbonisation Groups in Community Centres in Santiago de Compostela and Donosti
City/Region : Santiago de Compostela , Spain

The project “Decarbonise! It’s no small feat” has as its main goal the organization and guidance of groups willing to contribute to “decarbonisation” in their own communities, that is, of groups of people willing to enhance community resilience and ease the ecological transition towards low-emission societies.

By means of coordinated work with the Santiago and Donostia city councils and a well-proven methodology, the project has succeeded in incorporating the climate crisis into the sociocultural and community leisure sector and in involving social groups traditionally unconcerned about the climate threat in the implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
Nerbioi-Ibaizabal Supramunicipal Sustainability Office
AWARD
City/Region : Udaltalde 21 Nerbioi-Ibaizabal , Spain

Udaltalde 21 Nerbioi-Ibaizabal set up the Supramunicipal Sustainability Office in 2011 as a public support service for Local Agenda 21.

In 2014, the Supramunicipal Procurement Service, using sustainability criteria, was established.

In 2017, the Supramunicipal Energy Observatory and the Citizens Energy Portal were established. Its aim is to facilitate triple savings and environmental, economic and energy efficiency:  cutting energy consumption (kWh); energy bills (€); and, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Waste collection of the municipalities of the supramunicipal district is contracted on a group basis to reduce cost and improve the environmental outcome.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Green Living Concept
Organisation : Green Roof Association Serbia , Serbia

The biggest challenge that we faced was the lack of a system to lead the city towards a solution. Therefore, we decided to make an independent system in residential buildings that is called: Green Living Concept. Our guiding principle, is to bring people and nature closer together.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityClimate changeHousing
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
A NEW REAL BOTANIC GARDEN, A NEW DISTRICT
Organisation : Creect NGO, Cartagena , Spain

In October 2015 CREECT NGO started the project for the restitution of what was one of the first botanical gardens in the world. Also some of the most unknown; The Royal Botanic Garden of Cartagena of the XVIIIth century located today in Los Mateos, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Spain.

An agreement was signed with the City Council of Cartagena, which gave way to the creation of a forum where exports met. Another agreement  was signed with the university UPCT, through which 15 architectural students would develop the new real botanic garden of Cartagena. This was just the beginning.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Citizen's debate on air quality in Lille
City/Region : City of Lille , France

The city of Lille organized a citizens' debate from February to June 2019 around the theme of outdoor air quality, in order to allow the inhabitants to act collectively with the municipality against air pollution. The objective of this debate was to inform and raise citizens' awareness of air pollution issues in order to formulate a manifesto to elected representatives presenting concrete solutions to improve the quality of outdoor air.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
Fritidsbanken Umeå - a sharing service with environmental impact
City/Region : Umeå kommun , Sweden

Fritidsbanken Umeå is a public library for sports-equipment, toys and leisure items. Here you can borrow equipment for active leisure, such as skis, skates, rollerblades, life jackets, snowboards and more. We also supply equipment in parasport. The lending period is 14 days.

The idea came from a clergyman who saw that parents called in their children sick when the school had sport outings because they could not equip them properly. Since then the concept has spread throughout Sweden and today there are 89 Fritidsbanken libraries.

* Everyone can borrow
* Everything is free of charge
* Focus on the environment

Agendas addressed
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
ENERGY AWARENESS TRAINING IN SCHOOL AND MUNICIPALITY
City/Region : ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY , Turkey

This project fouces on giving Energy Efficiency Awareness Training to municipal employees and students and is carried out by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

The purpose of the project is to create an energy efficiency culture, behavioral change and energy awareness among students and municipal employees. Through this project Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has organized energy awareness conferences and presentations in public institutions, schools and public spaces. Through these energy trainings, we aim to raise awareness among the following groups.
- Students, 
- Teachers, 
- Educational Institutions,
 - Public Space, 
During the two-month period, 4386 students and 1000 municipal employees were given energy awareness training in the 37 educational institutions.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceHousing
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Network for Sustainable Business Development North Denmark
City/Region : Aalborg Municipality , Denmark

The Network for Sustainable Business Development is a forum where local companies' sustainability efforts are further developed. The aim of the network is to strengthen the participating companies’ competitive advantages through targeted efforts towards sustainability. The network is a private- public cooperation between the municipalities in Northern Denmark, local business bureaus, Energi Nord, Aalborg University and private companies.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
SmartKalea
Organisation : San Sebastian/Basque Country/Fomento San Sebastián , Spain

SmartKalea is a pioneering initiative in Spain, implementing multiple energy solutions on a single street whose integration and coordination can become a pilot experience and be gradually extended to other parts of the city. SmartKalea could be replicated in other districts, achieving the same energy use and saving results in less time as a result of the know-how already acquired and the coordination of private and public local participants already in place.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
P2P Energy Protocol (P2PEP): A project aiming to revolutionize the transition towards clean energy
Organisation : P2PEP , Macedonia

P2P Energy Protocol (P2PEP) aims to revolutionize, boost convenience, increase efficiency and lower costs for all parties aspiring to make the transition towards clean energy. Through the P2PEP Platform, clean Energy can de directly traded peer to peer. P2PEP is an advanced solution based on the blockchain technology, PEP is a payment token for energy trading over the network. P2PEP uses a standard electronic Confirmation Matching (eCM) which is the established standard for energy trading. eCM helps to reduce operational risk, cost and delays when processing confirmations.The P2PEP platform is meant to connect, and bring reliability and stability to the market.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Climate changePublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
The Westerkwartier’s regional development Co-operative
Organisation : Gebiedscoöperatie Westerkwartier , Netherlands

Through the formulation of a regional development agenda, regional change has started. A change that strengthens the economic, ecological and social possibilities of our region and increases it’s resilience. A change that opens doors for a multi-perspective approach. An approach in which citizens, local companies, local government, the educational system and local research institutes work together towards new innovative solutions for local problems. An approach that leads inevitably to intersectoral, and thus innovative, solutions, while forming new intersectoral relationships, a change in responsibilities, the creation of new business (and business models).

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
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