HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE – OPEN SESSION "EFFECTIVE POLICIES FOR URBAN ENERGY TRANSITION” HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE – OPEN SESSION "EFFECTIVE POLICIES FOR URBAN ENERGY TRANSITION” FUNSEAM
June 8, 2017

Spain

High-Level Conference – Open Session "EFFECTIVE POLICIES FOR URBAN ENERGY TRANSITION” (June 8, 2017 - Barcelona)  

Organised by TR@NSENER Consortium, with the collaboration of Chair of Energy Sustainability of the University of Barcelona

8 June in the "Sala de Graus" of the Faculty of Economics and Business - University of Barcelona. Av Diagonal 690. 08034 Barcelona.

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PRESENTATION:
 
The main challenge facing humanity today is climate change. Because their consequences may be irreversible for the planet, it is necessary to manage the transition to a low-carbon economy and achieve to keep the rise in temperatures remaining below two degrees Celsius. In this sense, due to the importance of energy in human activities, and of cities, that concentrating almost half of the world population and being the focus of most carbon emissions, the urban energy transition stands as the central column of the process of transformation of the economy and the current energy model.
 
In the urban context, the energy transition includes, in addition to increasing energy efficiency, the use of local energy resources through the effective deployment of Smart Grids within the Smart City concept. Just as this concept of city seeks to achieve a high level of effectiveness in the provision of services demanded by citizens, efficiently managing available resources, effective policies for the urban energy transition are required.
 
The aim of this High-Level Conference is to advance the definition of effective policies to meet the technological and economic challenges of this transition. The event will be attended by representatives of the private sector and public administration to analyse the role of public actors in guiding this urban transition towards sustainable development and in the specific projects of Smart Cities in the south-western European region (SUDOE). 
 
AGENDA:
 
WELCOME
  • Martín Parellada, Barcelona Institute of Economics – Universitat de Barcelona (IEB-UB). [Short Bio]
  • Joan Batalla, Foundation for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (FUNSEAM). [Short Bio]
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • A new urban agenda. Jaume Collboni, Ajuntament de Barcelona. [Short Bio]
  • Chair: Maria Teresa Costa, Chair of Energy Sustainability - Universitat de Barcelona (CES-UB). [Short]
CONFERENCE 1

Table 1: The Role of Public Stakeholders in Catalysing Transition towards Sustainable Development

  • Sustainable development in urban areas. Arnau Queralt, Consell Assessor per al Desenvolupament Sostenible de Catalunya (CADS). [Short Bio] - [Slides]
  • Urban cities: Toulouse. Caroline Lapelerie, Toulouse Metropole. [Short Bio] - [Slides]
  • Public boost for sustainability: the Financial District of L'Hospitalet. Victor Ruiz, Ajuntament de L'Hospitalet. [Short Bio] - [Slides]
  • The role of regional and local governments in Catalonia towards sustainable development. Iñaki Gili, Generalitat de Catalunya. [Short Bio] - [Slides]
  • Chair: Mònica Serrano, Economy, Energy and Environmental Pressures – Universitat de Barcelona (EEEP-UB). [Short Bio]
CONFERENCE 2
  • Smart Grids, distributed generation and the role of utilities. Antonio Gomis Sáez, Club Español de la Energía. [Short Bio] - [Slides]
CLOSING CEREMONY
  • Maria Teresa Costa. Chair of Energy Sustainability – Universitat de Barcelona (CES-UB). [Short Bio]
  • Joan Batalla, Foundation for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (FUNSEAM). [Short Bio]

 

About TR@NSENER – project:

This High-Level Conference is being run as part of the European cooperation Network on Energy Transition in Electricity - TR@NSENER  - project. This European project, financed by FEDER funds, and brought to fruition by the consortium led by the French university Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier and which includes the participation of the Foundation for Energy Sustainability (FUNSEAM) together with the Chair of Energy Sustainability of the Universitat de Barcelona (CES-UB), the Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the University of Beira Interior, the CIRCE Foundation, PROMES and the Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA), aims to contribute to transnational cooperation to solve common problems in the southwestern region of Europe, such as exposure to climate change and energy and environmental challenges.

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