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1  2007 ICLEI’s Local Renewables Initiative A Network of Model Communities 15 June 2007 Monika Zimmermann Director, ICLEI’s International Training Centre (ITC)

2  2007 Launch with a vision  Renewables 2004 Conference in Bonn  Commitment of German government to support an initial local government project ICLEI’s Local Renewables Initiative A Network of Model Communities

3  2007 ICLEI’s Initiative aims to  Model Communities around the world  Replication of good practices  Strong international network of local governments 1. Substantially increase the generation and application of local renewable energy sources through: 2. Put Local Renewables on the international agenda through:  Networking with organisations and partners  Events and projects

4  2007 One Goal, One Network Brazil  Betim (MG) and 5 more cities  Funder: British Government’s Global Opportunity Fund (GOF)  July 2005-June 2007 Cape Town Betim Växjö Freiburg Bonn Bhubaneswar Nagpur Coimbatore India  Model cities & Satellite cities  Funder: GTZ  Nov 2005-Oct 200 Europe  3+ resource cities Global  International Network  Website, Conference, Communication  Project and strategy development … several projects

5  2007 Model communities Need to demonstrate commitment for being selected  Local policy development - Develop a renewables policy - City Council to adopt  Public participation - Involve stakeholders from the beginning - Establish local fora  LR Resource/ Information Centre - Establish and operate capacity centres - to provide information and advice - to demonstrate and promote RE & EE technologies Set a national/ international example Share results and encourage others to replicate Document & monitor progress

6  2007 Success in India  Bhubaneswar & Nagpur selected  7 Satellite cities involved, more interested  Stakeholders’ group identified in both cities  Renewables Resource Centre established  Local energy reports and policies in preparation  Various local and national training and awareness activities  Links to Indian Renewable Energy ministry and state governments, more projects in preparation  Report on RE in India (model for other countries)

7  2007 Success in Brazil  Bétim as model, Porto Alegre, Salvador, São Paulo, Volta Redonda cooperate  Strategic partnerships established, with State Prefecture, Electric and Housing Companies  Porto Alegre: legislation to promote solar heating in public buildings  São Paulo: bill of law to the city council to foster use of solar water heating in new large scale housing and public buildings  Volta Redonda: interdepartmental commission to foster EE and RE initiatives

8  2007 ICLEI’s Initiative offers  Methodology for local action  Guidance from ICLEI teams  Exchange with colleagues, experts, governments and international actors  a web-based platform for collection of good practice and success-promising implementation. 1. For Local Governments 2. For international institutions  Reference cases and advanced local partners  Locations for investments  Study fields for replication

9  2007 Desired dynamics Phase 1Phase 2 ICLEI concept India Brazil International Model Communities Network A B C D E ….

10  2007 Expansion  Expansion to new countries, especially in developing countries  Model cities in industrialised countries More model cities Intensification More local demo projects  Investments in model cities - demonstration projects  Building capacity - Support capacity building in project countries: Local governments, small businesses, ….

11  2007 Next event June 2007 Local Renewables Conference in Betim, Brazil

12  2007 More information  ICLEI South Asia Office, Delhi Anurag Mishra, Pooja Shukla  ICLEI Latin America and Caribbean Secretariat, São Paulo Project  ICLEI European Secretariat Maryke van Staden  ICLEI International Training Centre Jean Olivier Dalphond  ICLEI CCP International


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