Germany cannot achieve the necessary energy transition alone. International cooperation and knowledge exchange is essential and sparks innovation. Therefore, for the third time, a side-event at the congress targets an international audience and will take place in English. This year`s international dialogue also follows up on the findings of the Renewable Cities' Global Learning Forum in Vancouver, May 2015 and marks an important milestone in building a global 100% RE cities and regions network, a project of the Global 100% RE campaign.
Kassel International Dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy
10-11 November 2015
Organisers: Federal Environment Agency and deENet
Side-Event at the Congress "100% Renewable Energy Regions" in Kassel
A growing number of local governments from cities and regions around the world have embarked on the pathway to 100% renewable and sustainable energy by engaging citizens and increasing the efficiency of their energy systems. On this journey, local policy makers seek each other’s know-how and support.
The Kassel International Dialogue provides this platform by showcasing multifaceted good practices for 100% RE in interactive policy dialogue. This dialogue introduces practical tools to help local governments from around the world exchange their ideas. It sheds light on opportunities and challenges faced by cities that are transitioning to energy systems entirely powered by RE. Furthermore, this dialogue aims to build a shared understanding of the exemplary policy elements of a robust and comprehensive policy framework for achieving 100% RE.
To establish cross-border partnerships and networks between local governments and to catalyze new ideas and opportunities, the dialogue builds on participatory processes, such as a plenary discussion led by a panel of experts, round table discussions, and a World Café. As a special highlight, the program includes a site visit to "energy efficient city" Wolfhagen, known internationally for building its 100% RE strategy around strong citizen participation and added local value.
Pia Buschmann (deENet e.V.),
Anna Leidreiter (WFC and campaign coordinator of Global 100% RE),
Betsy Agar (Renewable Cities).
Participants of the Kassel International Dialogue will be welcome to visit the exhibition (guided tours in English can be booked ahead), the networking dinner, and other sessions hosted by the annual German 100% Renewable Energy Regions Congress taking place in parallel.
Do you want to make most out of your trip to Germany?
This event might interest you as well: Workshop on "Decarbonisation - 100% RE and more" on 9 November 2015, Berlin, hosted by the Federal Environment Agency. In the international Workshop European decarbonisation concepts and strategies on different political levels will be showcased, discussed and reviewed with regards to their cross-border transferability. In this context the Federal Environment Agency strives to start an important and necessary dialogue about decarbonisation and useful European cooperation. Register also via: p.buschmann(at)deenet.org
Federal Environment Agency. As Germany’s main environmental protection agency, our task is to ensure that our fellow citizens have a healthy environment where they are protected against air, water and other pollutants to the greatest extent possible. Here at the UBA, we concern ourselves with an broad spectrum of issues, including waste avoidance, climate protection, and pesticide approvals. More
deENet Competence Network distributed Energy Technologies e.V. is a network of actors in the field of decentralized energy- and energy efficiency-technologies. It provides communities and regions with a networking and know-how exchange platform to propel regional energy transition and climate protection processes. More
The World Future Council brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making. Its up to 50 eminent members from around the globe have already successfully promoted change. The Council addresses challenges to our common future and provides decision-makers with effective policy solutions. The World Future Council is registered as a charitable foundation in Hamburg,
Global 100%RE is the first global initiative that advocates 100% renewable energy. It connects the fragmented dots of renewable energy advocates to build a global alliance, proving that being powered by 100% sustainable renewable energy is urgent and achievable. Hereby this unique campaign builds on initiatives that already take place on national, regional and local level and steers the global discourse on renewable energy towards 100% RE as the new normal. More
Renewable Cities aims to accelerate the adoption of 100% renewable energy within cities globally and recognizes that an integrated approach to energy efficiency and urban design is required. It is a five-year program that has been developed through dialogue with leaders in local government, the private sector, key innovators and thought leaders, and utilities. More
Congress '100% Renewable Energy Regions', 10-11 November 2015
The energy transition in one of Germany’s main challenges in future years. Many communities and regions have already embarked on the energy transition and implemented ambitious climate protection concepts in cooperation with citizens and other regional energy initiatives. The Congress “100% Renewable-Energy-Regions” helps to propel this regional movement by providing a platform for actors to exchange know-how and to motivate each other to actively pursue the set goals.
The congress-series “100%RE-Regions” is unique in the realm of municipal conferences. Attracting more than 700 participants annually – representatives from municipalities, economy, and science – the congress represents the biggest event of its kind on the topic of “renewable energies and energy efficiency in regions and municipalities”.