In the PATH2LC project public authorities are working together within the framework of a holistic network approach (so called learning municipality networks) with the aim to achieve low-carbon municipalities.

The core of the project activities are the SE(C)APs - Sustainable Energy (and Climate) Action Plans, or similar climate protection plans developed by the municipalities. The PATH2LC project will foster exchange of existing knowledge and experiences among municipalities, enhance coordination among different administrative bodies within the municipalities, improve cooperation with local stakeholders and civil society and will equip stakeholders in public authorities with required planning and monitoring tools to develop and implement transition roadmaps for achieving the targets set in the SE(C)APs.

A holistic network approach...


The holistic network approach intends to link stakeholders in public authorities among municipalities enabling peer-to-peer learning and to increase the engagement for the energy and climate transition. Policy makers and public authorities at local level are supported with scientific analysis and expertise in order to understand and implement their SE(C)AP measures.

Five existing networks of municipalities in Italy, Greece, Portugal, the Netherlands and France are participating in the project.

A special interest of the project is to invite other municipalities to replicate the learning municipality network approach and take advantage of the knowledge base collected in the project.


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Latest news

Event - Enerday 2022
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19 octobre 2022 -

On September 30th, Fraunhofer ISI presented the first results from the PATH2LC project at Enerday 2022 in Dresden, Germany. The municipalities from the German network are well on their way to reducing their carbon footprint!

Newsletter #3 - May 2022
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13 mai 2022 -

Please find below a link to PATH2LC's latest newsletter!

P2P learning session #2 : May 11th
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5 mai 2022 - Event

The second peer-to-peer learning session of the PATH2LC project will take place on May 11th 2022.

This session will be organized by Energy Cities. It will aim to discuss ways how cities can back renewable energy communities!

Newsletter #2 - December 2021
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23 décembre 2021 -

Please find below a link to PATH2LC's second newsletter.