IMEAS Networking event: Escaping the unconnected silos: how to foster integration in low-carbon policy making and planning
Date and Venue
When: Turin, 28 June 2017, 9am-1.30pm
Where: in the premises of Fondazione per l’Ambiente – Turin School of Local Regulation, Via Maria Vittoria 38, Turin, Italy
Scope and objective of the event
The objective of the event is a pragmatical engagement of relevant stakeholders and IMEAS observers to share the IMEAS strategy of using a Multi-Level and Multi-Dimensional approach. The final aim is indeed an innovative promotion of the domestic and transnational integration of low-carbon energy policy making and planning in the Alpine Macro Region.
Recently the policy makers at the local level in Europe have been giving a rather minor attention to the decarbonisation strategies, mainly because of social, political and financial issues in the EU territory. Such a step back at the local level was somehow mirrored at the international level by the failure on climate agreements at the recent G7 meetings on energy (Rome) and environment (Bologna) and of course by the recent decision of the US to pull out of the Paris Accord that went into force just a few months ago, on the 4th of November 2016.
The event wants to contribute to put low-carbon strategies and processes again on the top of the agenda of policy makers both at the local and national level. The main call to action of IMEAS project is to tackle the problem of unconnected policy silos (both internally and among silos) in low-carbon policies and planning. The discussion hopefully triggered among the invited stakeholders and observers will be invaluable to start developing policy, governance and communication mechanisms that could really foster a comprehensive and integrated approach among decision makers.
The workshop is a pilot initiative organized by IMEAS, focused on a sub-set of Alpine Space target territories so as to test a format that could be easily replicated in other parts of the Alpine Macro Region. The core of the workshop is a broad round table with short speeches from invited actors who will comment on the IMEAS approach and provide the audience with best practices and/or barriers encountered in the definition of integrated energy policies and planning.
The event is public with mandatory registration because of limited seats. Please send an email to email@example.com to confirm your presence within Monday the 26th June 2017 1 pm CET.
The working language will be English.
The detailed programme of the event can be found in the attachment or here
The event is organized in cooperation with the Interreg Alpine Space Project PEACE_Alps.