This online Toolbox was created to capture methodologies and tools – for local climate and energy actions!

Local governments across Europe are engaging in sustainable energy planning and action. They are often searching for guidance and advice to develop or further improve their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs). Many methodologies and tools are offered by sub-national governments, energy agencies and city networks – many of whom are also active as Supporting Structures of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) either as Covenant Coordinators of Covenant Supporters.

 

 In support of : 


Toolbox Approach:

With a simple external structure and search function (by language or alphabetical) it uses icons to present “elements” typically part of a SEAP development process.

 

 

Contents:

The Toolbox collection contains many different types of examples, in different languages, of useful methodologies* and tools, including:

-          Documents

-          Tools 

-          Links

-          Other guidance material (videos, newsletters, etc..)

"Climate and energy-relevant" methodologies typically address one or a combination of the following:

Topic:

Target group / activity:

Methodology example: Tools, descriptions

People:

Local leaders,

Municipal staff,

Local stakeholders: citizens, NGOs, business and industry

Raising awareness among local decision-makers

Municipal staff training activity


Local Agenda 21 Programme


Green business climate campaign


Industry energy savings promotion

Policy:

Vision and Strategy (Direction)


Legislation

Policy

Regulation

Processes:

Assessment,


Commitment,


Planning,


Implementation,


Monitoring,


Evaluation

SWOT analysis on energy (threats, opportunities, ..)


Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI)


Targets: CO2 reduction, RE targets, energy savings goals, community targets and government operations targets.


Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) guidance
SEAP implementation and monitoring


Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) Wizard


Green public procurement


Integrated management

Measures:

Technologies,

Actions

Energy savings


Energy efficiency


Renewable energy


Sectoral activities e.g. transport, waste, ..

Financing:

Options

Financing Concepts

Public-Private Partnerships


Energy Service

Companies (ESCOs)
etc..

* Definition of ‘methodology’ for this project: any working procedure or guidance used by or recommended by a Covenant Coordinator or Covenant Supporter.

 

 

Contact and comments:

Maryke van Staden - Coordinator of ICLEI’s European Cities for Climate Protection Campaign

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

European Secretariat

E-mail:              ccp-europe@iclei.org  

Website:              www.energyformayors.eu