- climate change
The Covenant of Mayors – Europe (www.eumayors.eu) is an initiative bringing together more than 10,000 municipalities taking climate and energy action to secure a better future for their citizens.
This event will focus on the cooperation between local leaders and youth for the climate and energy transition. The session will start with a panel moderated by Kasia Smętek (the President of the Youth Council in Poland), which will feature Emily Clancy (the Deputy Mayor of Bologna) & Benedetta Bressan (activist from Extinction Rebellion Bologna) and Ville Taajamaa (SDGs Project Manager of Espoo) to share their unique perspectives and examples from the ground.
The discussion will be followed by a more dynamic setting organised in circles or around tables. Participants will gather around thematic circles, listen to a short pitch from the circle hosts (city officers, youth activists, politicians) and reflect on whether the example can be replicated in their contexts. Circle hosts will guide participants' reflections around three questions to assess the replicability of the example in their territories: challenges, solutions, how to involve youth.
Note from the European Climate Pact Secretariat: This is event is being facilitated by European Climate Pact Ambassador, Katarzyna (Kasia) Smętek
Satellite events are organised by individuals or organisations across Europe in contribution to the European Climate Pact. The events are held under the responsibility of the organisers indicated in the description, and the information given or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.