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23 September 2014

50000&1 SEAPs offers support for energy policy and planning

The 50000&1 SEAPsproject provides a coherent approach to integrating Energy Management Systems (EnMS) with Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) according to energy management standard such as ISO 50001 and the European Energy Award. It aims to help municipalities overcome the barriers blocking institutionalisation of their action plans and reinforce internal structures and procedures for high-quality, long-term, energy policy and planning.

50000&1 SEAPs offers a coherent and comprehensive training program, based on the experience of eight pilot Municipalities supported in the integration of an EnMS (according to ISO50001) by the consortium partners within the framework of Energy For Mayors project. A first-of-its-kind technical document provides guidelines on how to develop a Sustainable Energy Action Plan integrated with an Energy Management System based on ISO 50001:2011, while the brochure “Why integrate a Sustainable Energy Action Plan with an Energy Management System?” collects some of the experiences developed during the implementation of the pilot EnMS+SEAP.

Thanks to peer-to-peer exchanges and to trainings at local, national and European level, municipalities, Covenant of Mayors Supporters and Coordinators and relevant stakeholders will gain an insight into working procedures, understanding of challenges, and potential opportunities.

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22 September 2014

ICLEI Mayors join citizens in march for climate action

The People's Climate March took place in cities across the world yesterday, representing one of the largest and most diverse mobilisations for climate action in history. The marches came ahead of world leaders gathering in New York (USA) to attend the UN Climate Summit 2014. ICLEI participated in the People's March in New York, sharing its vision of local sustainability.

Mayors George Ferguson of Bristol (UK) and Jürgen Nimptsch of Bonn (Germany) marched for climate action in New York, while Estella Marino, the Deputy Mayor of Rome (Italy), marched through the Italian capital. "The impacts of climate change will be most felt in cities. As local leaders, we have a responsibility to work with citizens to ensure that global resources are mobilised to tackle this enormous challenge. At the local level, we are committing to ambitious climate actions - through this march we are encouraging national leaders to do the same” said Deputy Mayor Marino.

Convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Climate Summit aims to galvanise political will to tackle climate action. Among its eight key action areas are cities – a clear indication of the crucial role urban areas have in fighting climate change. On its new online platform, CityTalk, ICLEI tells some of the challenges and stories of success of these cities, showing how mayors are spearheading a diverse movement of local governments with high ambitions, engaging their citizens to be part of a sustainable revolution.

For more information, visit the City Talk blog.



	

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