Memorandum of understanding
WE KINDLY ASK YOU TO SIGN THIS MEMEORANDUM BEFORE 30TH OCTOBER 2019!
Energy transition: from global necessity to local opportunity
We are facing an unprecedented human-caused climate crisis whose effects are already tangible. The scientific community, most recently with the October 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Global Warming of 1.5 ° C special report , has been reiterating its call for the urgency to act to reconsider the relationship between current growth patterns and the irreversible damages to ecosystems, the risks of social instability, uncertainty and increased costs to prevent, mitigate and adapt to the consequences of ungoverned climate changes.
The world has recognized what is at stake with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), specifically SDG 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The European Commission has proposed the Strategy on the sustainable use of natural resources, the Strategy on bio economy and has adopted A clean planet for all, a long-term vision for a competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050, prioritizing attention on energy policies and low-carbon economy through an energy model that increases energy efficiency (EE) and promotes energy production from renewables (RES).
Reshaping our energy future
To build the prosperous society of the future we need to reconsider our present energy model: the COMPOSE project, with Partners in 11 Mediterranean countries - Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain - has implemented 15 small-scale projects, demonstrating the advantages of energy transition concept shifts at the local level.
Tested working methods, with the key elements of the bottom-up and participatory approaches, have resulted in transferable and replicable elements as well as potentials for scaling up, on the basis of the win-win energy reshaping opportunity for local communities, with positive impacts ranging from CO2 emission decrease to new jobs creation, optimization of local biomass management and reduction of bio waste, the creation of local supply chains, opening new and green business and improving the local population’s quality of life.
The COMPOSE Memorandum of Understanding
By signing this Memorandum of Understanding, we manifest interest:
- To promote RES and EE-based energy planning, to test and apply the COMPOSE approach, based on participatory co-development, social and technological innovation and optimization of local natural resources as a possible driver for local sustainable development.
- To share information regarding COMPOSE and our own projects, contributing to the dissemination and relevance of energy-conscious communities in the Mediterranean area and beyond.
- To support the ambitious implementation of the December 2015 climate change Paris Agreement, for a carbon neutral EU by 2050.
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