The issue: Cities, big and small, can play a key role in the energy transition, Leuven has found an innovative way forward that ensures everyone has a seat at the table
What’s new: Leuven believes its carbon neutral roadmap is the most detailed in Europe and the only one which takes an innovative approach to governance
Key quote: “I strongly believe that tackling the climate challenge demands lots of entrepreneurship and innovation, not just technical innovation but innovative processes in terms of governance and decision-making and creating buy-in too. Building trust between all the stakeholders is very important because things are never black and white and there is no recipe. We are all just experimenting.”
Bottom line: The energy transition will advance more quickly and be more easily accepted if people from all walks of life are involved in discussions that will impact them ...
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