Europe, climate change, energy transition, my region and I?
The international community is in a pivotal period of intergovernmental climate negotiations with a protocol to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to be adopted at the Paris Climate Conference at the end of 2015 for implementation in 2020 .
At the same time, no one can dispute the fact that our energy model is not sustainable: it is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases; A large part of the world’s population is in energy poverty; Even in Europe, a growing proportion of citizens are confronted with fuel poverty. The latest report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) went even further, reminding us that in order to limit the increase in average temperature on Earth to + 2 ° C, we would have to leave underground 80% of the known reserves of fossil fuels.
The energy transition is therefore not only a vision of a possible future, but must be an imperative in the interests of intra and intergenerational equity. Whether it is climate or energy issues, the European Union is one of the most committed players in favor of a model of low carbon and energy development. Territories and local governments are also committed players and hold in their hands a treasure trove of opportunities for action.
At the heart of the process, the citizen is also an essential actor but must understand and act to seize the opportunities for action in favor of a sustainable transition.
It is in this context that the ENERGIES 2050 association, with the support of the PACA region, has implemented a project on the theme “Europe, climate change, energy transition, my region and I? “.
In line with its social objective, ENERGIES 2050 wants to put the citizen at the heart of the debate and give it the means to become a player in the transition to be implemented.
The objective of this project is to raise awareness of the policies and actions undertaken at European level in terms of energy transition and the fight against climate change. It is also a matter of informing the citizen about his means of action, in particular as regards his participation in the European democratic process. Finally, it is to invite him to better understand the territorial dynamics carried out in the PACA region on these two main themes. The link between local and global is used to give meaning to international messages and actions by placing them in a local context.
Ultimately, it is a matter of having citizens engaged in a process of sobriety and energy efficiency with sustainable consumption and production modes in a logic of solidarity whether locally or vis-à-vis the rest of the world world.
All citizens and actors …. To meet citizens to discuss the respective and complementary roles of Europe, local authorities and citizens in the implementation of the energy transition and the fight against global warming.
Within the framework of the project “Europe, climate change, the energy transition, my region and I? “, The ENERGIES 2050 association organized, in partnership with various players from the PACA region, 10 citizen meetings during the first half of 2015.
Saturday 21 February in Simiane-Collongue (13)
Ecopolénergie and ENERGIES 2050 have joined forces to offer you a participatory day around the energy transition. In the morning, the participants were able to visit an individual wood pellet boiler installation, with the info-energy space of the mining basin of Provence. Then, a lunch-debate took place around the energy transition, from the local scale to the European level.
Saturday 21 March in Richerenches (84)
ENERGIES 2050 and the CEDER (Center for the Environment and Development of Renewable Energies) organized a citizens’ meeting on the theme of “Europe, the environment and the environment”, on the occasion of the open days of the Rural House of Richerenches. Climate change, energy transition, my region and me? “. This meeting made it possible to sensitize about thirty visitors and to debate on these themes, through workshops (quizzes, presentations) animated by the teams of ENERGIES 2050 and CEDER.
Saturday 25th April in Embrun (05)
ENERGIES 2050, the Espace Info Energie CPIE Haute-Durance and the Gabion have joined forces to welcome you on Saturday 25 April 2015 for a social meeting at the Pont-Neuf estate in Embrun (05). This meeting began with a free visit of an eco-built building made of straw and was followed by a workshop-debate on a coffee on the theme “Europe, climate change, energy transition, Region and I? “.
Saturday 9 May in Marseille (13)
On the occasion of the Europe Day in Marseille, which took place on 9 May 2015, a citizens’ meeting was organized by ENERGIES 2050 on the theme of “Europe, climate change, energy transition, My region and I? “. ENERGIES 2050 hosted a workshop on these topics and exchanged views on the role of Europe, the PACA region and the citizen in the fight against climate change and the energy transition.
To see the detailed programme, click HERE.
Friday 15 May in Villeneuve-Loubet (06)
ENERGIES 2050 organized a citizens’ meeting on Friday, May 15th in its secondary location on the theme of “Europe, climate change, energy transition, my region and me? “. The objective was to raise participants’ awareness of the challenges of climate change and the energy transition, while highlighting the many opportunities for action, in particular the strategies implemented by Europe, actions at the regional level, As well as the means of actions of the citizens.
Thursday 21 May at the Bar-sur-Loup (06)
ENERGIES 2050 and the Development Council of the Préalpes d’Azur Regional Nature Park organized a citizens’ meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Bar-sur-Loup, on the theme of “Europe, climate change, Energy transition, my region and me? “. Workshops on these themes were proposed, including discussions on the role of citizens in energy transition and the various tools available to them in order to help them in their endeavors.
Friday 22 May in Nice (06)
ENERGIES 2050 has partnered with Itinéraire International to offer an interactive afternoon on the theme “Raconte Ton Europe” in Nice, Alpes Maritimes. The day was organized around workshops and activities allowing the public to discover different aspects of the European Union. ENERGIES 2050 hosted small workshops and games, debates and quizzes on the place of the European citizen in the energy transition and climate change.
To see the detailed programme, click here
Samedi 23 Mai à Richerenches (84)
A l’occasion des journées portes ouvertes de la Maison Familiale Rurale de Richerenches, ENERGIES 2050 a organisé une rencontre citoyenne sur le thème de « L’Europe, le changement climatique, la transition énergétique, ma région et moi ? ». Cette rencontre visait à sensibiliser les citoyens et à débattre sur ces thématiques, au travers d’ateliers (quizz, présentations).
Mardi 26 Mai à Puyloubier (13)
ENERGIES 2050 était présente à la Maison Familiale et Rurale (MFR) de Puyloubier, Bouches-du-Rhône, le 26 mai 2015 de 15h00 à 17h30, afin d’organiser une rencontre avec les élèves de la MFR, sur le thème de la citoyenneté européenne et des changements climatiques. Cette journée a permis de mener une réflexion commune sur les enjeux du dérèglement climatique et les moyens d’action des jeunes européens pour participer à la lutte mondiale contre les changements climatiques.
Samedi 30 Mai à Néoules (83)
ENERGIES 2050 et l’Agenda 21 de la ville de Néoules se sont associés pour organiser, le samedi 30 mai à l’occasion de la Semaine Européenne du Développement Durable, une rencontre citoyenne. ENERGIES 2050 a animé un atelier autour de la thématique « L’Europe, le changement climatique, la transition énergétique, ma région et moi ? ». Cette rencontre était notamment l’occasion de débattre de la place de l’Europe, de la région PACA et du citoyen dans la lutte contre le changement climatique et pour la transition énergétique.
Newsletters to learn and understand
In order to increase the impact of citizen meetings, ENERGIES 2050 has developed “Special Edition” newsletters on the different themes addressed in the project “Europe, climate change, energy transition, my region and I?“.
#1 - Wood-energy
#2 - Climate and biodiversity
#3 - Agriculture and climate
#4 - Gender and the fight against climate change
#5 - Building and energy transition
#6 - Renewable energies
#7 - Climate change
#8 - The Citizen and the Energy Transition
Project supported by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region