Participatory local governance for a sustainable and socially just energy transition
The Area of Studies and Social Innovation of Fundación Tomillo, a socio-educational NGO that works for social inclusion in Madrid (Spain), has elaborated a research project called “Participatory urban processes for the fulfillment of SDG 7: an analysis from global citizenship in Europe and Spain” for the SG of Active Citzenship and International Cooperation of Madrid City Council. Its goal is to inspire local policies from a global citizenship perspective, identifying participatory and socially innovative responses to the challenges related to the fulfillment of SDG 7. For this, 6 participatory urban practices were analyzed: Roundtable for Energy Transition and against Energy Poverty (Cádiz, Spain), Energy Advisory Points (Barcelona, Spain), Vilawatt (Viladecans, Spain), Leuven 2030 (Leuven, Belgium), Manchester Climate Partnership and Agency (Manchester, United Kingdom) and Brixton Energy Community (London , UK).
In particular, the governance model around the Climate Change Agency and the Manchester Climate Change Partnership, that channels social and business participation around energy transition in the city has been a very inspiring experience showing that only by working together with the most relevant urban stakeholders it is possible to achieve ambitious social and environmental targets.
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Marcelo Segales, Project Manager at Research and Social Innovation Area at Fundacion Tomillo (Madrid, Spain)
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