Covenant of Mayors Webinar: Reducing emissions from transport

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  • environment
  • mobility
start date
18-05-2020
end date
18-05-2020
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Harmonisation of energy and sustainable urban mobility planning

Many Covenant signatories are planning and implementing actions to reduce their emissions from the transport sector, in order to meet the objectives set up in their Climate and Energy Action Plans.

Setting up joint planning processes if not an easy task: energy, transport and mobility are often managed by different departments, and joint planning in this sectors entails the participation of stakeholders and the local population, vertical integration with other governance levels and a long-term vision, trying to balance costs and benefits.

To address some of these challenges, the SIMPLA project developed guidelines to help cities harmonise the actions of the SECAPs and SUMPs, to identify co-benefits and impacts of jointly tackling energy and mobility planning.

This webinar will present the experiences of two Covenant signatories who have been working on their mobility and sustainable climate and energy plans, to provide tips and hands-on experiences to other Covenant signatories.

The city of Monzón, in Spain, has developed its SUMP and Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) in an integrated way. It has set up a harmonization team in charge of developing both plans and of exploiting synergies; shared the transport emissions inventory between both plans, identified common measures, and assessed their impact on both plans and objectives.

The city of Parma, in Italy, has developed its SUMP and the second monitoring of Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) in an integrated way. Parma promoted the set up of an harmonization team in charge of developing both plans and exploiting synergies, with a common transport emissions inventory for both plans. The harmonization activity identified common measures, and assessed their impact on both plans and objectives. In 2020, Parma will draft and approve the SECAP; through it, plans will be aligned with data and indicators to better monitor and govern sustainability strategies.

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