GCoM welcomes you at the European Sustainable Energy Week 26-30 September 2022

The 2022 European Sustainable Energy Week theme is ‘Going Green and Digital for Europe’s Energy Transition’, with speakers and participants in Brussels and online.

What is the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)?

Organised by the European Commission and the European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the most important event in Europe dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Its hybrid high-level Policy Conference, both onsite and online, will gather energy stakeholders to discuss burning energy issues, debate on newest policy developments and brainstorm new ideas and solutions to deploy renewables. The EUSEW 2022 is taking place in Brussels (and virtually) from 26-30 September. You can find more information on the EUSEW website.

What is the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) doing at EUSEW?

Cities and local governments are well-positioned to show the global community what ambitious climate and energy planning and action looks like. Home to more than half the world’s population, most of the built environment, and three-quarters of global gross domestic product (GDP), cities are paramount to addressing the energy crisis. GCoM signatories are committed to the energy transition. GCoM’s participation at EUSEW is important in order to share and learn from the experiences of all signatories and face the upcoming energy crisis.

During EUSEW, the GCoM Secretariat will be sharing a stand with the Covenant of Mayors – Europe and the European Covenant of Companies for Climate and Energy (CCCE). The CCCE is a newly-launched European Commission (DG ENER) pilot initiative to encourage and support companies to step up their contribution to a clean energy transition. The initiative aims to provide practical, step-by-step guidelines and technical assistance to European companies to help them take concrete actions resulting in the decarbonisation of their businesses and lower energy bills.

Come and meet us at our joint stand to find out how cities and companies can join forces towards a net zero future!

What is happening at EUSEW?

The  Policy Conference will take place from 26 to 29 September 2022. You can download the full version of the Policy Conference Programme here. 

Attendees will be able to:

  • visit the Global Covenant of Mayors and EU Covenant of Mayors – Europe stand at the Energy Fair of the networking village, and be updated on the latest developments.
  • follow the European Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony on the 26th of September
  • join the third European Youth Energy Day (EYED) on the 26th of September
  • network with other clean energy stakeholders
  • visit the stands at the hybrid Energy Fair showcasing innovative projects in sustainable energy
  • attend Energy Talks about new ideas in clean energy (onsite attendance only).

The Policy Conference offers keynotes speeches and dedicated sessions for each of the following thematic blocks:

  • REPowerEU plan
  • Digitalisation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewables
  • Consumers and a fair energy transition
  • Decarbonisation

If you are interested in the Policy Conference, you can register here

Join the Covenant of Mayors Europe side event: Local solutions to the energy crisis: empowering citizens through renewable energy communities

The Covenant of Mayors – Europe is organising a hybrid policy session during EUSEW on the 29 of September at 11:30 – 13:00 CET on ‘Local solutions to the energy crisis: empowering citizens through renewable energy communities.’ More information is available on the Covenant of Mayors’ website.

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