ENERGee Watch – Peer to peer learning in regional and local authorities to timely and accurately define, monitor and verify their sustainable actions

ENERGee Watch – Peer to peer learning in regional and local authorities to timely and accurately define, monitor and verify their sustainable actions

Coordinator: IEECP
Partners:

  • Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy Stichting (IEECP)
  • Fédération Européenne des agences et des régions pour l’énergie et l’environnement (Fedarene)
  • University of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC-TEESLab)
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energie Environnement (AURA-EE)
  • Energy agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška region (KSSENA)
  • Institut d’aménagement et d’urbanisme de la Région Ile de France (IAU IDF)
  • Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency (CEA)
  • Energy Agency of Plovdiv Association (EAP)
  • Agentia Locala a Energiei Alba (ALEA)
  • Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA)

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The overall aim of ENERGee Watch is to enable peer-to-peer learning for regional and local authorities to precisely define, monitor and verify their sustainable energy and climate actions. Main targets are associations and networks of cities and regions.

The learning process will be focused on how different sustainable energy and climate mitigation projects have been monitored and evaluated. Primarily, we will build on existing platforms and surveys to perform a needs assessment and gaps identification with public bodies to learn and match these needs with available best practices. Then, public authorities and their associations and agencies will be selected and matched with one of the seven mentors (partners of ENERGee Watch).

The learning program will be divided into 4 modules:

i) data collection,

ii) monitoring and verification,

iii) indicators for adaption to climate change,

iv) data display, dissemination and validation by final users (local authorities).

ENERGee Watch will launch 4 modules per year (one per topic, 12 in total) with a total of 72 participating mentees, which are all associations or networks that can distribute the knowledge further to their members. The added value of ENERGee Watch is that the learning program is not limited to a capacity building process but instead enables networking and examples from field practice.

In the first step of each cycle – the masterclass – each participant can choose their learning objectives to track progress, with transparent standards set. The learning program will ideally result in improved policies and MRV standards, as well as partnerships for innovative sustainable energy policies and MRV practices.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 892089.