Climate Active Neighbourhoods takes EU Regiostars award for climate resilience
A Climate Alliance led project on bottom-up strategies to reduce energy use in has won the EU’s Regiostars award in the category of “Building Climate Resilient Cities”. EU representatives presented the award on the evening of 10 October in a ceremony in Brussels. The Climate Active Neighbourhoods project has been helping municipalities implement their climate action strategies more effectively with neighbourhood-based, participatory approaches. Since 2016, the initiative has empowered residents of underprivileged neighborhoods across Northwestern Europe to take action on climate change locally with the support of their municipalities. Through the project, municipalities employ innovative financial tools, home energy visits for retrofitting, new models for citizen engagement and governance models to tackle energy poverty, improve energy efficiency and bolster a sense of ownership locally. Climate Active Neighbourhoods is funded by the EU’s Interreg NEW programme and is carried out by a consortium from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. The Regiostars Award honours EU-funded projects demonstrating excellence and innovative approaches in regional development.
- Video of the the Regiostars winners
- Regiostar website
- Climate Active Neighbourhoods website
- Climate Active Neighbourhoods's Practice Cube, a collection of best practices
- Climate Active Neighborhoods brochure (pdf)
Photo: European Commission Representation Belgium, via Twitter