The eleventh Local Energy Forum and Working Group for Timişoara CONURBATION
User: Primăria Municipiului Timişoara
The eleventh Local Energy Forum and Working Group for Timişoara CONURBATION was held on June 4, 2013 in the COMMUNITY OF GIROC, Timiş County.
The event was hosted by The Town Hall of Giroc and it was attended by 32 participants – Mayor, local councilors, public servants, public schools and public services provider companies representatives, university students from Timişoara and interested citizens, providing constructive results.
The Forum and Working groups were moderated by the Project Manager Mrs Iudit BERE - SEMEREDI with the support of Giroc Town Mayor - Mr. Iosif Ionel TOMA.
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.
After a detailed presentation of the Baseline Emission Inventory, developed for Giroc, 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 involved in working groups activities and invited to discuss about the most important topics for the future sustainable development of Giroc: energy efficiency in public and private buildings, public lighting, transport, energy consumption reduction and energy from renewable sources (RES). It were discusses the possibilities to select and to implement in the future joint projects with Timişoara Municipality or to cooperate in the common field of interests.
During the forum and working goups, the main possibilities for Giroc – a large local communitiy of Timişoara Growth Pole, in order to become more sustainable, more attractive for investors and to rise the quality of inhabitant’s life, were discussed and analyzed: energy reduction on local (public) 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 and working groups is a list of proposals and ideas for different measures and actions which the Town Hall of Giroc will include in the Sustainable Energy Action Plan.