Europe, climate change, energy transition, my region and I?

Context

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? “.

Objectives

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.

Citizens Meetings

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.

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?“.

Project supported by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region

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