1 CoM Platform + ENGAGE meeting 28th of March 2012 in Växjö Participants Kommun 1 Charlotta Hedvik Stockholms stad 2 Lennart Erfors Kristianstad 3 Tina Larsen Älmhult 4 Sohie Kim-Hagdahl Växjö 5 Jonas Qvarfordt Nynäshamn 6 Anders Ivansson Högsby 7 Andreas Mårtensson Lamppa Växjö 8 Daniel Hagberg Tingsryd 9 Helena Nerbring Lisell Hässleholm 10 Jan Tarras-Wahlberg Skellefteå (ej CoM) 11 Rose-Mari Sandstedt Trollhättan 12 Ann-Christine Tornebjer Thorslid Trollhättan 13 Peter Krahl Göteborg 14 Albin Carlén Energimyndigheten 15 Carina Axelsson Ljungby 16 Henrik Johansson Växjö 17 Jane Wågsäter Kalmar (ej CoM) 18 Caroline Rydholm Linköping 19 Filippa Borgström Kansliet 20 Linda Scott Jacobsson Kansliet Summary Civil servants working with implementing the Covenant of Mayors in Swedish cities/local governments were invited to an inspirational day in Växjö. The aim was for them to hear what s happening in other local governments, and exchange experiences and tips for new inputs and fresh energy. Klimatkommunerna (the only Swedish Covenant Supporter), gave a short update on news related to the Covenant of Mayors, and introduced a discussion list open to Swedish signatories, for distribution of news and exchange of questions and tips. Sohie Kim-Hagdahl from Växjö gave an inspiring speech on the city s experience of the free-of-charge poster tool ENGAGE. The aim of the tool is to engage citizens, political decision makers and more in the local climate work, and make their commitments visible. The majority of the morning was spent exchanging experiences in a workshop with thematic groups (themes: transport and physical planning, energy in buildings, ENGAGE, international contacts and possibilities, local energy production, local energy days, getting things done). In
2 the afternoon we visited VEAB (Växjö Energi), the city s passive houses, and other interesting sites. Notes from the workshop groups Engage Engage can be a good tool to reach out to citizens and local enterprises A good way of coordinating other communication efforts Transport and physical planning External shopping malls are hard to avoid. Requires good public transport, such as the ring line. Good to have a travel center adjacent to the shopping center and that it is easy to walk there. Also requires behavioral changes. "Don t touch my car." Stockholm has good mobility strategy. Broaden the bike paths at the expense of cars. "Flexi Cyclist" in Trollhättan. International contacts and opportunities CoM:s plussida: Help by joining in international projects Opportunity for smaller municipalities Catalyst to get started Many good examples from other countries and cultures CoM:s minussida: Very bureaucratic - requires resources, time and follow-up Do you need to join the CoM (Mayors) to have international contacts?! What do you get out of CoM? Added value? Energy in buildings Problem: How to develop climate-best procurement requirements? Million Programme : the clash of social and ecological sustainability when refurbishment gives high rents. Northern municipalities find it difficult to make demands - all construction is good! The national agency for housing has too low demands. There are no sharp goals. Energy Agency and the municipalities have better energy requirements than the minstry. What to do? Most importantly, set up clearer, motivating goals. From the national Energy Agency, perhaps? How can CoM used to push for higher standards from national agency for housing? Local production of energy How can the municipality to support the development? The national energy agency is putting together a good example of how cooperation can proceed. Should the municipality building itself or not? Can the municipality support?
3 o Urban planning: Solar map: where is it appropriate to have solar energy? Does it affect the planning permission decision?! Requirements for new buildings o Biogas: support farms that would produce biogas Board of Agriculture Hygiene requirements Help seeking support (LRF) o Solar cells: inflence energy companies to facilitate the introduction of solar electricity o Wind Power: Good urban plan that points to where the wind will be built o It should be easy to do the right thing: the municipality actively informs about rules and ensures that it will not be complicated to travel by bike or public transport. o We help you: energy and climate adviser What can the municipality do yourself? o The City will lead the way o Schools and preschools are optimal environments for guiding into the future Local energy days The importance of collaboration House owners Banks Businesses Bus companies Energy companies Bike traders Organizations Adult education Universities and colleges Different kinds of events Ability to carry out CoM - inaugurations of xx, politicians, committed people. "We are part of Europe." Marketing through social media Size of city / municipality determines the possibility How to get the individual's involvement? - Poster campaign "relay" where various activities in the municipality are added Combine many activities on one or more days, many actors - maybe start with a prolonged exhibition Take note of other local events, cross-pollination with other stakeholders such as industry, organizations, educational associations. They can market it. Climate and energy advisors activities can be used How to deal with lack of funds? Politicians have signed, you should do it. The SEAP/climate strategy process SEAP=energy/climate strategy Anchoring: the public. Consultation? Can be difficult. Get things done: The energy efficiency support from the national energy agency is a possibility. The issue must be rooted in the municipal organisation in order to get
4 things done. Get the involved actors to feel that they own the issue themselves. A good example is energy adviser accompanying inspectors on enforcement. Pursue measures: design the process, don t put ideas in if they are not accepted
5 Inspirationsdag Inspirationsdag i arbetet med Borgmästaravtalet och studiebesök i Växj xjö onsdag den 28 mars 2012 Kom och träffa kollegor!inspirationsdagför dig som jobbar med Borgmästaravtalet = Covenantof Mayors i din kommun. Fåreda påvad som är pågång i andra kommuner, utbyt erfarenheter och tips som ger ny energi i arbetet. Se och hör vad Växjögör!Lär dig hur du kan engagera lokalinvånare, politiker m.fl. i klimatarbetet med hjälp av ett gratis affischverktyg (EnGAGE) som Växjöanvänder. Vi besöker ocksåveab (VäxjöEnergi) och Växjös passivhus m.m. Funderar ni?inspirationsdagenär ocksåtill för dig som jobbar med klimat-och energifrågor i en kommun som funderar på att skriva under Borgmästaravtalet. Kom och bli inspirerad! Preliminärt program Morgonfika med mingel Aktuellt om Borgmästaravtalet och stöd som finns, bl a ENGAGE. Hur jobbar vi med Borgmästaravtalet idag, hur utvecklar vi arbetet? Workshop med samtal och erfarenhetsutbyte. Välj vad du vill samtala om när du anmäler dig. Lunch Studiebesök med buss: sjöarna, fjärrkyla, plushus, passivhus, trähus, urban vindenergi osv Bussen lämnar av vid Resecentrum/centrum. Välkomna! Plats: Växjö stadsbibliotek, Västra Esplanaden 7. OBS! Anmälan omgående, senast den 9 mars, begränsat antal platser (ca 25 st). Anmälningsformulär finns på Du får ett detaljerat program och deltagarlista en vecka innan inspirationsdagen. Vill du veta mer? Kontakta Klimatkommunernas kansli: tel Arrangörer: Klimatkommunerna och Växjö kommun, med stöd av Intelligent Energy Europe & SKL
6 Covenant of Mayors inspiration and technical visits in Växjö When? Wednesday 28th of March 2012 Where? Växjö city library Come and meet colleagues! If you work with implementing the Covenant of Mayors in a Swedish city/local government, this is an inspirational day for you. Find out what s happening in other local governments, and exchange experiences and tips for new inputs and fresh energy. See and hear what Växjö is doing! Learn how you can engage citizens, political decision makers and more in the local climate work using a free-ofcharge poster tool (ENGAGE) that Växjö uses. We will also visit VEAB (Växjö Energi), the city s passive houses, and more. Still thinking? The inspirational day is also for you working with climate and energy issues in a local government considering signing the Covenant of Mayors. Come and get inspired! Programme 9.00 Morning coffee and mingle 9.30 News about the Covenant of Mayors and support that exists, for example ENGAGE Swedish Covenant Platform: presentation, next meetings, communication means How do we implement the Covenant of Mayors today, and how can we develop the work? Workshop with discussion and exchange of experiences. Choose what you want to talk about when you register Lunch Technical visits with bus: the lakes, district cooling, plus houses, passive houses, wooden houses, urban wind energy etc The bus drops the participants off at the train station What is the Covenant of Mayors Platform Sweden? Civil servants in Swedish signatory cities and representatives of national agencies, NGO:s etc. can meet in the national networking platform and get support from Klimatkommunerna and each other on issues related to the Covenant of Mayors, emissions inventories, etc. The Swedish Covenant of Mayors networking platform was launched on December 1st 2011 in Stockholm. The participating local government representatives discussed the role and activities of the platform, had thematic discussions and planned for future cooperation.