- adaptation to climate change | energy efficiency
Climate change is a reality that adversely affects lives worldwide. Heat waves and accompanying extreme weather events are disproportionately hitting the most vulnerable parts of the population. The proposed session focuses on summer energy poverty and solutions available for citizens and local communities. It will present the overall energy situation, the EU's actions to cope with Summer Energy Poverty, solutions provided by Greek energy stakeholders along with funding opportunities. In the end, it will provide training on the energy culture, bill reading and use of new technological tools.
The proposed training and awareness-raising event will focus on summer energy poverty and its impact on people’s lives, providing both practical advice and initiating a conceptual space for further discussions. The session will introduce the main challenges of summer energy poverty to offer an overview of suitable policies and measures in the short and long run. This session will establish links between a variety of actors in a discussion on what needs to be done to tackle SEP. The policy recommendations will be applicable at the local and regional level (community engagement, urban interventions, local policies development); national level (National Energy Poverty Strategies, Long-Term Renovation Strategies); and European level (decarbonisation, electrification, energy markets, energy justice, ethics).
The session targets households and citizens, policy/decision-makers, energy experts and the youth.
1. Summer energy poverty and summer energy culture
2. Solutions and recommendations from the energy sector and EU projects.
3. Interactive part: A couple of interactive activities will engage participants in answering simple questions related to SEP.
The session will bring on board the concerns of the youth about summertime energy poverty.