REVIPOWER – Energy and Resource Efficient Neighbourhood Renewals in Polish Cities
The overall goal of the project is to unleash the transformative potential of renewal efforts that will be developed under the National Revitalization Law and as well as local revitalisation plans by making them more sustainable, especially in regard to resource efficiency.
The overall goal of the project is to unleash the transformative potential of renewal efforts that will be developed under the National Revitalization Law and as well as local revitalisation plans by making them more sustainable, especially in regard to resource efficiency. adelphi and the partner organisations IPA, PNEC and IWO e.V. are putting sustainable development and energy efficiency at the heart of the debate on revitalization in Poland. Further project partners will design and test the innovative modular and “open source” training concept REVIPOWER for and together with Polish municipal authorities and key actors from local and regional organisations. Together with experts from Germany and Poland, the participants from municipalities and local and regional actors will develop the training modules. A more participative approach will be used instead of the traditional separation between teachers and trainees. The thematic modules will be structured by taking into account the socio-economic priorities of the Polish participating municipalities. The goal is to overcome the usual sectoral approach and to tap into the potential of cross-cutting approaches for the revitalisation efforts. Ultimately, the training material empowers participants to act as multipliers and to spread the acquired knowledge in their networks, thereby contributing to the mainstreaming of sustainable neighbourhood revitalisation.
Source: Michal Koralewski
As part of the European Cohesion policy 2014 – 2020, Polish municipalities will receive nearly EUR 6 billion in structural support for revitalization efforts through national and regional programmes. The Partnership Agreement signed between Poland and the European Commission defines sustainable development (incl. energy- and resource efficiency) as horizontal criteria. The low-emission transition, air pollution challenges, and energy efficiency, although mentioned in major Polish strategic documents, were however not included in the debate and implementation of revitalisation efforts in Poland. The lack of prominence and concrete provisions for energy- and resource efficiency may lock Polish cities into unsustainable development patterns and infrastructure.
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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.