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Bert Serneels
19.06.2020 06:40
Climate goals
SECAP Development

I have several municipalities that are sort of regional economic hubs, where there is a lot of industry, intensive agriculture (greenhouses) and transport. For these municipalities, it is almost literally impossible to come up with a scenario to reduce emissions 40%. So there are 2 pathways in tackling this: 1. You make an enormous assumption of reduction for these sectors, on which you have very little influence as a local government/community. E.g. for industry, I would consider counting on a 43% reduction of emissions, because this is the EU-ETS goal (2030 vs 2005). 2. You leave these sectors out and make a SECAP with measures only for buildings, local transport, renewable energy, ... this is not the signal I want to give, but it does make it easier to come up with a 'realistic' scenario for CoM. Have other partners had the same issue and what was your approach?

Nathalie Garré
12.06.2020 18:49
SECAP Development

In Klimaatoverleg Midwest (cooperation of 8 Belgian municipalities within the Covenant of Mayors) WVI rolled out the PentaHelix co-creation process to draft the climate action plan. The technical and concrete results were used in the plan itself, the general results were bundled in an inspiration guide. The input of the stakeholders (public authorities, industry/businesses, research/educational institutes, NGO’s and citizens) lead to defining 10 spearheads to achieve the climate objectives. Learn all about them in this guide (in Dutch), available in the section “PentaHelix materials for free use”!