What benefits does networking between territories, at local, national or European level, offer with regards to the implementation of Sustainable Energy (and Climate) Action Plans?
We give the floor to Sophie Moncorgé, project manager for "energy management and renewable energies" at the West Rhodanian Community of Urban Areas, in France.
The West Rhodanian Community of Urban Areas, in France, demonstrates the importance of networking to limit its territory’s CO2 emissions
The European PATH2LC project highlights the benefits of working as a network with other local authorities in order to implement and monitor actions for energy transition - and that fight against climate change - at local level.
In the Rhône (French department), this project is led by the ALTE69 and involves four Communities of Municipalities which each carry the project of being a Positive Energy Territory (TEPOS) by 2050. The goal being to halve their local energy consumption by 2050, while covering residual energy needs with renewable energy sources from their territory.
As a shared tool at the service of the Rhone Communities of Municipalities, the role of the ALTE69 is to support these four territories in order to consolidate the dynamics of work and exchanges between them. On a daily basis, it is a matter:
- of feeding this community by facilitating exchanges between peers,
- of working on a shared agenda that respects the different stakeholders’ issues, with the aim of moving forward both together but also each in their own territory.
On the occasion of the 4th Rhône TEPOS meeting in Cublize, the ALTE69 surveyed its four local partners in order to collect their opinions on networking as part of the implementation of their respective SECAPs. It is Sophie Moncorgé, project manager for "energy management and renewable energies" at the West Rhodanian Community of Urban Areas, who is speaking today. This testimony is the first of an upcoming series.