And yet, who can forget the first edition of the European Energy Transition Conference organised by and in Grand Genève? This edition helped our region take another step toward the energy and environmental transition, which now influences all our public policies.
The Conference has had a great accelerating effect thanks to emulation of these great federating events, as connections are established and then transformed into sustainable cooperation. A joint effort by our eight Grand Genève partners to tackle the climate emergency together, “Grand Genève en transition” epitomises the many successful collaborations that commenced in 2018. To renew the social ties that we have all missed so much during this difficult period, we invite you to join us at Genève Palexpo in early February 2022 to share and start new projects together in person.
This 2nd edition of the European Energy Transition Conference in Grand Genève is our commitment to demonstrate that preserving planetary balances and promoting local energies are imperatives that must be reconciled if we are to ensure the well-being of people. We look forward to sharing this time and meeting you all to discuss the energy transition in our Swiss, French and European regions.
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the event, held in Dunkirk, was 100% digital and free of charge, with discussions streamed online for the first time in its history. Over the course of three days, many key players (elected local officials, government officials, economic players, academics, and representatives of civil society) spoke live in “large-format” plenary sessions to immerse viewers fully in energy transition news.
This 21st edition, built around the theme “Together we can act!” promotes volunteering in energy transition, and stresses the need to accelerate initiatives in this sense. At a time of climate marches, the #YouthForClimate movement, and public policy’s increasing focus on ecological issues, the 2020 edition aims to create a true sounding board for the innovations promoted by various social stakeholders and their potential for action. Regional resilience, the environmental impact of digital technologies, the use of hydrogen, local heat, etc.: all of these topics are addressed during the three days dedicated to the energy transition in the Bordeaux region.
This 20th edition, built around the theme “Engaged and united regions”, bears a strong message: the regions are at the heart of change, experimentation and innovation in the energy transition. They offer many concrete ways to break down the technological, social, environmental and energy barriers at work in our societies. Considering their experience and listening to their voice is essential for a successful energy transition.
Depuis 1999, les Assises Européennes de la Transition Energétique, le rendez-vous annuel des acteurs engagés dans la transition énergétique des territoires.