The third Local Energy Forum and Working Groups in Timişoara CONURBATION


User: Primăria Municipiului Timişoara

The third Local Energy Forum and Working Group  for  Timişoara CONURBATION was held on 17th  December 2012 in the COMMUNITY OF GHIRODA, Timiş County.

The event was hosted by The Town Hall of Ghiroda and it was attended by 19 participants – Mayor, local councilors, public servants, S]nandrei Town Hall representatives, teachers, university profesors, local economy representatives, consultancy companies and interested citizens, providing constructive results.

The Forum and Working groups were moderated by the Project manager Assistant Mr. Cristian - Gabriel CĂRĂBAŞ  and  by Mrs. Aida SZILAGYI, Expert consultant from DENKSTATT ROMANIA S.R.L. Timişoara.   

The event provides the opportunity to present to participants an overview of CONURBANT project, its activities, objective and goals, to remind all the activities (realized and  proposed) in the frame of projects and to prepare the participants to have inputs in defining objectives, proposals for measures and actions for the  draft of Sustainable Energy Action Plan.

The event started with a presentation  of the CONURBANT Project, the activities done in the frame of project, the objectives of the Covenant of Mayors and it main objectives. 

After a detailed presentation of the Baseline Emission Inventory, developed for GhirodaTown, the  relevant sectors, responsible for massive CO2 emissions, the main areas of intervention and  the further steps in  SEAP development were presented.

Timisoara Municipality team members gave the necessary assistance and support to the participants in order to reveal and launch the best ideas, to propose and promote activities in the field of sustainable energy at local level.

The participants  were divided into four woking groups and invited to discuss about the four most important topics in Ghiroda Comunity: energy efficiency in  public and private buildings, public lighting, transport and energy.

During the forum and working goups, the main possibilities for Ghiroda – a large local community, in order to become more sustainable, more attractive for investors and to rise the quality of inhabitant’s life, were discussed and analyzed: low energy reduction on local and residential sectors in order to reduce CO2 emissions, energy efficiency,  mobility and  sustainable transport, agriculture and green spaces,  energy production and RES solutions implementation.

An other important topic discussed during the event was the communication and awareness of citizens regarding lower energy consumption and the responsibility of the civil society in the future implementation of SEAP.

The outcome of the forum is a list of different measures  and actions which the Town Hall of Ghiroda  will include in its Sustainable Energy Action Plan:

The next LOCAL ENERGY FORUM and WORKING GROUP  in TIMIŞOARA CONURBATION  will be organized  in Dumbrăviţa – 18th December 2012.