EU Green Week - UDiTE

UDiTE/VEOLIA  GREEN WEEK 2022 PARTNER EVENT WEDNESDAY 1st JUNE, 2022 

 

UDiTE the European Federation of Local Government Chief Executives joined forces again today (01/06/22) with VEOLIA to host an EU Green Week 2022 to discuss how we can make the Green Deal a success locally. Under the expert moderation of Tamsin Rose, we debated the the concept of a functioning territorial ecosystem. After a short video introduction from Stéphane Pintre, UDiTE President, on the role of the Chief Executive in local government in changing times, speakers spoke about how to inspire stakeholders, businesses and citizens that are essential to such game changing projects. From an EU perspective, delivering outcomes for the 2021/27 programmes & achieving 2030 goals depends upon it. Our panellists, shared their experiences that included a Key note from Stéphane Perrin, Vice President of the Brittany Region, on the Breton regional ecosystem “Breizh Cop” that is accelerating an integrated green transition in Brittany.  Stéphane delivered a number of direct messages to the European Union about the need to be consistent between the long term vision and the detailed eligibility criteria for the EU Structural and Investments Funds 2021-27 on issues such as Green H2 buses being excluded from funding, important to local and regional authorities, for them to reduce carbon emissions, . Tu Doan-Quynh Bui from Renaissance Ecologique, certainly showed how a picture speaks a 1000 words through her fresco approach to help citizens visualise our journey together on the green transition. Louis Duffy, Director for Environment at Cork County Council, 'hot foot from a presentation to the Irish Parliament yesterday on climate change, showed how their shared services agenda in Ireland is contributing to coordinated and specialised actions in 4 regions that are now regrouping the 31 Irish local authorities in the call to action by 2030 and 2050. Xavier Boivert focused on the importance of the local dimension having  the essential building blocks of the territorial ecosystem and underlined the role that municipal managers play in bring the different interests together across the community in support of concerted actions. Guillaume Meynet from Veolia, spoke about Veolia's latest game changing projects for ecological transformation including a pioneering waste water to fresh water treatment system in an increasing number of drought impacted regions in France. Finally, Mario Grubišić from the secretariat of the ENVE commission in the EU Committee of the Regions talked about the Committee's latest initiative Green Deal, Going Local that includes a call for local authorities to pledge to plant 3 billion trees by 2030, to showcase innovative climate action and commitments and to gather feedback on how the Green Deal is being perceived in the regions.  The video stream, slides and individual videos will be uploaded here in the next few days. Bookmark this page for the time being and we will reach out to you via Eventbrite to confirm when the materials will be ready. A big thank you to all of our speakers and especially for the hard work of our interpreters Laurent and Isabelle. Thank you.
 

 
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  Introduction to the webinar and speakers - Tamsin Rose

 

11:05

Welcome from UDITE – European Federation of Chief Executives in Local Government - Stéphane Pintre, UDiTE President

 
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  11:10

  Keynote speech - “Breizh Cop” - accelerating an integrated green transition in Brittany.

  Stéphane Perrin, Vice-président, Région Bretagne

PRESENTATION 1

  11:20
 

  Towards an effective & functional territorial ecosystem

  Xavier Boivert, Commune of Mordelles (Greater Rennes, Brittany, France)

PRESENTATION 2

  11:30
 

  Inspiring place based transformative projects locally

  Tu Doan-Quynh Bui, Ecological Renaissance

PRESENTATION 3

  11:50
 

  Irish Local Government Partnership Approach to partnership on Climate Action

  Louis Duffy, Director of Climate and Emergency Services, Cork County Council

PRESENTATION 4

  12:05
 

  Championing the ecological transformation

  Guillaume Meynet, Veolia

PRESENTATION 5

  12:15
 

  Green Deal, Going Local

  Mario Grubišić, ENVE commission, EU Committee of the Regions

PRESENTATION 6

  12:30
 

  End of event


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