29/10/2014

Lessons in the field of resources efficiency from South Eastern Europe


The project RE-SEEties (Towards resource efficient urban communities in SEE), ended recently, involving partners from Croatia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary, published a bibliography intended to municipalities on policies and initiatives for the resources’ efficiency.

The main objective was to help municipalities to develop integrated solutions for wastes and energies in order to create efficient urban communities in terms of resources.

This is an important requirement for making cities “future-proof” because it is expected that, by 2050, 75% of the world population will live in cities that are centers of energy consumption, emissions of carbon dioxide and production of wastes.

The documents provide guidance to cities on how to improve resources efficiency and on how to apply strategic measures intelligent urban planning.

WHY IS THIS ACTION/PROJECT A GOOD PRACTICE ONE?

The project covers the process of policy-making within the framework of sustainability goals in Europe, the financing of local investments in resources’ efficiency, good practices, the tools and methods of assessment. Other topics discussed are the changes in behaviors, or how policies could stimulate public authorities, businesses and citizens to become more ‘sustainable’ in their daily actions. This is critical to achieving a significant reduction in final energy consumption and a reduction of wastes.

For futher informations, please visit official website of this project: http://www.re-seeties.eu/it