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Urb-En Pact takes part to the ESDW 2020

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30 September 2020
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The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) is a European-wide initiative which aims to stimulate and make visible activities, projects, and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What is the ESDW? It is an event to learn, to find, to discuss and to build. It is a place to share initiatives and knowledge, to create links between the leaders and stakeholders of the ecological transition through their participation in diverse events, intended for all audiences. The local initiatives to be discovered lead to realise the climate emergency, and to better understand the concepts of climate change, green growth, sustainable development, ecological transition, resilience, etc. The objective ? To change everyone's our habits in the long term. Institutions, companies, associations and citizens are mobilized during these three weeks dedicated to the sustainable development, as a way to exchange, question and innovate, but also to be together.

The Urb-En Pact's topics around energy issues and the challenges arising from the necessity, every day more pressing in view of the climate emergency, to locally produce the energy we use and consume for all of our activities contributes to the sustainable development goals. 

Additionally, two Urb-En Pact project partners, Métropole Rouen Normandie and Clermont Auvergne Métropole, will be taking part in the ESDW 2020. 

Here is a selection of events:

18-09-2020 Clermont Auvergne Métropole : Climate fresco
Fun and participatory workshop to understand the challenges of global warming

20-09-2020 Clermont Auvergne Métropole : Urban stroll
Operation to raise awareness among the general public about the concept of "urban heat islands" to fight against this phenomenon

22-09-2020 Métropole Rouen Normandie : Forum "Innovation & Transition"
100% renewable energy, carbon neutrality in 2050: will metropolitan areas take up the challenge?

23-09-2020 Clermont Auvergne Métropole : Rob Hopkins's conference "Tomorrow, cities in transition"
Rob Hopkins, from Great Britain, questions our lifestyles to face a world without oil

25-09-20 Métropole Rouen Normandie :  Forum "Funding, jobs, skills and economic models of the transition"
Financing and investing in the transition: what mechanisms? - Shaking up economic models - Ecological transition: an opportunity for local employment, an evolution of skills - Sponsorship and carbon offsetting