The Covenant of Mayors - Europe and C-Track 50 (a European project funded by Horizon 2020) successfully co-organised an Energy Info Day on the 19th of September 2019 in Athens for local authorities interested in long-term energy planning, under the auspices of the Regional Union of Municipalities of Attiki and the Technical Chamber of Greece.
The event started with speeches from Mr. Eero Ailio (Adviser in Energy Transition and Local Government at the European Comission), Professor Ioannis Psarras (C-Track 50 Project Coordinator and Director of the Decision Support Systems Laboratory) Mr. Dimitrios (Vice President of KEDE), Mr. George Ioakimidis, (President of PEDA) and Professor Haris Doukas (Vice President of the TCG Delegation).
Subsequently, a Covenant of Mayors ceremony took place, with the participation of 29 municipalities in Greece that expressed their interest or reconfirmed their commitment to implement the EU’s climate and energy targets within their territory.
Finally, participants also had the opportunity to learn from the experience of fellow municipalities in Greece and other European countries on how to best tackle the challenge of long-term energy planning and carbon neutrality. Financing opportunities for local authorities were also presented. The presentations are available here: https://www.c-track50.eu/el/node/167.