ANTICIPATING 100 CLIMATE-NEUTRAL CITIES MISSION: LIVING LABS AS ENABLERS OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF EUROPEAN CITIES TOWARDS CLIMATE NEUTRALITY

TIME

Thursday 22 September
15.45 – 17.15

ORGANISER

City of Torino, ENoLL, JRC, Politecnico di Torino, 2ISECAP project 

LOCATION

Sala Fucine

DESCRIPTION

The main objective of the session is to examine the role that living labs and their network could have in supporting the process toward climate neutrality in cities, focusing, in particular, on the possible positive synergies that can arise from the interaction between the science-based methodologies for supporting the policy decision-making process and the Living Lab approach to co-design and test solutions in real-life. The reflection will be done in the context defined by the EU Mission “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” and the related objective of supporting 100 climate-neutral cities in the EU by 2030. 

The session reunites the experts’ academic insights with the practical experience of working teams based in some European cities. 

During the first part, the goals and methods are discussed, while in the second part cities present their experience in the logic of making the difference together. 

AGENDA

Welcome address (5 min)  JRC – Stefano Tarantola 

Introduction (10 min) Dr. Chiara Foglietta, Councillor for Ecological Transition of Torino

 Climate Neutral Cities mission (10 min) Laura Hetel, Policy Officer for Urban Systems, DG RTD, European Comission 

Science-based support to policymaking. Case-study 1, City of Torino (10 min) 
Ettore Bompard, Energy Department, Politecnico di Torino 

The Living Lab approach to co-design an Energy & Climate Plan (10 min) 
Ioanna Giannouli, 2ISECAP Project coordinator, BPM S.A.

Case Study 2, City of Tartu (10 min) 
Olja Fomina, Project Assistant, Tartu City Government

 The systemic approach to climate neutrality: the perspective of the NZC project (10 min) 
Francesca Rizzo, Politecnico di Milano, NetZero Cities project

Round Table (20 min) with Cities & JRC 
Moderator: Joëlle Mastelic, ENoLL, Resp. of Action Task Force Energy and Environment 

Conclusion (5 min) 
JRC – Stefano Tarantola 

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Policy makers & city representatives 
  • Companies & entrepreneurs 
  • Researchers & academics 
  • Living lab representatives and practitioners 
  • Innovators 

SPEAKERS

Elena Deambrogio

Head of Innovation of CTE NEXT, the House of Emerging Technologies of Turin

Joëlle Mastelic

Full professor, HES-SO, Switzerland

Laura Hetel

Policy Officer for Future Urban Systems at the European Commission

Olja Fomina

Project Assistant, Tartu City Government

Stefano Tarantola

Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre