Contributions | Friday, 30 September

Here you will find more details and available contributions of the conference sessions and offerings on 30 September in Luxembourg and online.

Further programme details: CAIC22 overview | 28 September | 29 September | 30 September


9:00 - 9:30


9:30 - 10:30

Energy security for all

Discussion livestream
Energy security for all

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Climate justice, Buildings, Mobility, Energy poverty, Communication

12:30 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00


as of 14:00


Wake up
Wake up call

30 September, 9:00 to 09:30 | Celo, Hesperange | (EN, DE & ES)

With an exciting conference day ahead, this session helped participants get their thoughts flowing and reflect on the day before.

Ensuring clean and secure energy for all

30 September, 9:30 to 10:30 | Celo, Hesperange & online | (EN, DE & ES)

In the wake of recent events, questions of energy security are becoming increasingly acute, and not just at European or national levels. Cities and towns, too, are finding themselves increasingly grappling with the challenge of ensuring a clean and safe energy supply for all of their citizens. How do the EU’s policy proposals here foster positive structural change at all levels and how can cities and towns become part of a sustainable solution?

With contributions by:

  • Rafał Trzaskowski | Mayor, City of Warsaw (PL), Climate Pact Rapporteur, CoR & European Convenant of Mayors Board Member

  • Pablo Villegas | Centro de Documentación e Informacion Bolivia (CEDIB)
  • Eero Ailio | Adviser for Energy transition and Local Governance, European Commission (DG Energy)

  • Claire Roumet | Director of Energy Cities

  • Tine Heyse | Mayor for Environment, Climate, Energy and North-South, City of Ghent (BE) & Climate Alliance President

Click here for theRecording of the discussion (Youtube).

Climate justice workshop
Taking responsibility on climate justice – How municipalities can protect indigenous territories

30 September, 11:00 to 12:30 | Celo Auditorium, Hesperange | (EN & ES)

Indigenous territories are not only essential for climate protection. In addition the large amounts of carbon they store, they also harbour high levels of biological and cultural diversity and make a major contribution to key (global) water cycles. In exchange with representatives of the territory of the Wampís in northern Peru, Climate Alliance’s first indigenous territory member, we discussed a fund for Amazonia to truly take responsibility (as opposed conventional carbon offsetting practices) and explore ways to decolonise advocacy approaches on climate justice.

With contributions from

  • Shapiom Noningo & Galois Flores | Territorial Government of the Wampis Nation, Peru

Buildings workshop
Mobilising private households to carry out deep renovations

30 September, 11:00 to 12:30 | Rittersaal at Town Haal, Hesperange | (EN)

What can municipalities do to motivate home-owners when it comes to deep renovations? This question formed the main focus of this workshop. From one-stop-shop solutions to the role of local multipliers and the Energy Caravan campaign on energy consultations, participants got to know various approaches and provided feedback regarding their own experiences in the field.

With contributions by:

  • Jenny-Claire Keilmann and Jan Schwarz | Climate Alliance

  • Silvio De Nigris | Sustainable Energy Department, Piemonte Region (IT)

  • Jule Rump | Department for Environment and Climate Protection, City of Rüsselsheim (DE)

  • Pol Straus | Climate Alliance Luxembourg

This workshop marked part two of a three part series entitled “2022 Retro Talks” and was brought to you by the EUROPA project. Click here for information on parts one and three.

Mobility workshop
Cooperative planning of mobility infrastructure

30 September, 11:00 to 12:30 | Schöffenratsaal at Town Hall, Hesperange | (EN)

For a successful mobility transition, the daily routes children take to school must also be taken into the focus of municipal mobility planning. In this workshop, we shed light on the possibilities and challenges of participatory processes and discussed the necessary learning curves as well as legal and administrative hurdles using examples such as the Luxembourg project "Sëchere Schoulwee um Vëlo" and the Austrian programme "Mobility Management for Children and Young People". Together, we considered the resulting political demands for sustainable mobility on the way to school as well as how Climate Alliance can contribute to their visibility with its mobility campaigns 'Green Footprints' and 'School Cycling'.

With contributions from:
All workshop presentations

  • Maria Zögernitz | Climate Alliance Austria

  • André Muno | School Cycling, Climate Alliance

  • Claudia Schury | Green Footprints, Climate Alliance

  • Philippe Herkrath | ProVelo Luxembourg

Energy poverty workshop
Tackling the new energy crisis and energy poverty locally

30 September, 11:00 to 12:30 | Centre Nick-Braun, Hesperange | (EN)

A new global energy crisis, rising energy prices and steepening rates of energy poverty have brought an urgent demand for new solutions as well as a new dynamic in their implementation. Municipalities are increasingly being faced with the need to rethink their strategies with regard to energy generally and especially in terms of their policies on energy poverty. This workshop, brought to CAIC22 by the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – Europe, provided some EU-level insight into the challenges and fostered a dialogue among participating municipal representatives on possible solutions. For more information, please see the agenda.

With contributions from

  • Eero Ailio | Adviser for Energy transition and Local Governance, European Commission (DG Energy)

  • Dora Biondani | Energy Poverty Advisory Hub, Climate Alliance

  • Miguel Morcillo | Convent of Mayors - Europe, Climate Alliance

Communications workshop
Hope-based communications training

30 September, 11:00 to 12:30 | Parteisaal at Town Hall, Hesperange | (EN)

Positive, goal-oriented communication is key to success, not only in troubled times. Scientific and emotionally charged topics like climate protection and social justice must be steeped in future oriented narratives that stress equity and involve people from the beginning. In this workshop, participants learned the key elements of hope-based, solutions oriented communications on the topic of social change to drive climate action. The workshop provided tools to build compelling narratives that connect people’s hearts and minds behind a call to action, making effective use of local stakeholder expertise and unleashing the local potential for positive change.

That’s a wrap for CAIC22

30 September, 12:30 to 13:00 | Celo, Hesperange | (EN, DE & ES)

That’s a wrap for CAIC22! Here participant got a brief recap of the Climate Alliance International Conference 2022 as well as a sneak peek at plans for CAIC23.

Eco-Triangle Hesperange
30 September, 14:00 – 17:00 | Start & end: Hesperange | (EN & DE)

Here. the hosts of CAIC22 took participants to the Eco-Triangle of Hesperange, providing insights into a variety of ambitious local projects. The tour included a visit to the Hesperange Ecocentre with its second-hand shop, recycling facility and the Passive House garden centre powered by renewables. The second stop was the Hesperange Community Garden Centre. Participants learned about the citizen’s solar power plant and the heat supply from woodchips. The tour through the eco-triangle ended with a visit of the BAKONA biogas plant, which processes the collected biowaste of the municipality.

Aerdscheff tour
30 September, 14:00 – 17:00 | Start: Hesperange; End: Luxembourg City | (EN & DE)

The Aerdscheff in Redange is one of the first public buildings in the world to be built entirely from recycled building materials entirety according to the principles of the circular economy and permaculture. Inspired by the Earthship concept of American architect Mike Reynolds, the Aerdscheff aims to be self-sufficient in terms of both energy and food production and serves as an educational centre for sustainability.

The conscious city walk
30 September, 14:00 – 18:00 | Start: Hesperange; End: Luxembourg City | (EN)

From petrol, tobacco and alcohol tourism on Luxembourg's border with France to the hidden corners of the city centre, this alternative tour of the city of Esch (European Capital of Culture 2022 and Luxembourg’s second largest city) took particiapnts on a journey to inspiring, sustainable, healthy and local initiatives. They discussed the consequences of our high-consumption and high-emission lifestyles while also meeting the people behind the scenes of some truly inspirational projects.

Cycling tour
30 September, 14:00 – 17:00 | Start & end: Hesperange | (EN & DE)

On this over 20 km cycling tour from Hesperange to the surrounding municipalities, participants discovered exciting local sustainability initiatives. Luxembourgish municipal representatives and organisations were waiting to present their best practice examples, for example, at the natur&emwelt foundation for a peak at the so called Weltacker, an awareness-raising project on climate and nutrition.

Activist training: Mobilising for climate justice
30 September, 14:00 – 17:30 | Start & end: Hesperange | (EN)

Picking up from the morning’s workshop on hope-based communications training, conference participants learned from Fotis Filippou in this special three-hour course. Filippou, a campaign strategist, trainer and facilitator, has over 15 years’ experience using participatory approaches and tools to design and implement global, regional and national campaigns, programmes and strategy. For over a decade, he led Amnesty International campaigns to mobilise people and achieve human rights victories in the Europe and Central Asia region on topics such as migration, anti-discrimination, gender-equality and freedom of expression. The session explored storytelling techniques and tools to build compelling narratives that centre on equity and justice to drive systemic change.