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Bringing Local and Regional municipalities towards owning their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs)

Energy Efficiency & Operational Optimization Energieverbrauchsanalysen – Lastganganalysen EN Technisches Monitoring EN

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Project description

As part of the OwnYourSECAP project, the urgent challenges of energy transition, climate protection and climate change adaptation are being actively tackled at community level. Across the EU, municipalities and cities are working with energy and climate protection experts to develop and implement sustainable energy and climate action plans. The so-called SECAPs (Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans) should contain concrete climate protection and climate change adaptation measures and also tackle the issue of energy poverty. The central goal here is active participation by municipalities and cities in SECAP design, which allows them to actually "own" their action plans and makes implementation all the more exciting.

In Austria, e7 is already working with Baden, Ottensheim, Langenzersdorf and Steyr. As the project progresses, the number of e7 partner communities, both within and outside of Austria, will increase. In addition to Austria, partner companies and municipalities from Latvia, Spain, Sweden and several other countries are also involved in the project. This is intended to fulfill another central goal of the international exchange of knowledge and experience. Through peer-to-peer activities, community representatives have the opportunity to learn from each other and to draw on good practice examples in relation to climate protection, climate change adaptation and energy poverty. After the end of the project, an international network of European municipalities and cities should exist, which can serve a long-term exchange on these increasingly relevant topics.