Urban Transitions Mission joins the International Energy Agency to discuss innovative and people-centred solutions for clean energy transitions in cities

The decarbonisation of our energy systems stands as a global priority for climate action, with local governments playing a crucial role in helping to achieve national commitments and objectives. By improving access to and utilization of data for decision-making, they can bolster faster and more targeted implementation, aligning city and power system planning, with digital solutions and systems being particularly potent in cities, where the high-density environment creates economies of scale and new opportunities.

In the framework of the launch of the Digital Demand-Driven Electricity Networks (3DEN) Initiative’s second flagship report “Empowering Urban Energy Transitions”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) will host the upcoming webinar “Powering the Future: Smart Cities Leading on Climate Action” on 16 May 2024. This report for G7 shows how urban planning, digitalisation, and grid investment can help cities manage the impacts of climate change and growing energy demand.

The session will provide the report’s insights on emerging best practices, innovative approaches, and how barriers and challenges can be tackled. It will also focus on ways national governments can help cities accelerate clean, affordable, and inclusive energy transitions and ensure resilience and ability to adapt to climate change.

During the event, the Urban Transitions Mission and members of the city cohort will join the discussion with leading international experts on city-level climate and energy project implementation, to share the views of cities’ transformative journey firsthand and a groundbreaking exploration of innovative approaches to urban energy transitions.

Find more about the webinar and how to register here.

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