Presentation on theme: " 2007 ICLEI’s Local Renewables Initiative A Network of Model Communities 15 June 2007 Monika Zimmermann Director, ICLEI’s International Training Centre."— Presentation transcript:
2007 ICLEI’s Local Renewables Initiative A Network of Model Communities 15 June 2007 Monika Zimmermann Director, ICLEI’s International Training Centre (ITC)
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
2007 Desired dynamics Phase 1Phase 2 ICLEI concept India Brazil International Model Communities Network A B C D E ….
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, ….
2007 Next event 20-22 June 2007 Local Renewables Conference in Betim, Brazil
2007 More information www.local-renewables.org 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