Much of the recent focus on tackling climate change has centred on green technology development. Shared Green Deal, however, will involve 24 separate ‘social experiments’ – taking place in neighbourhoods across Europe – looking at how organisations and individuals can work together to make our daily lives more sustainable.
The project will work directly with families in fuel poverty, as well as with schools, housing associations and businesses. Skill-sharing workshops, toolkits for other local networks, and accessible training videos will be developed which focus on sharing energy-saving know-how between generations.
A total of 22 partner institutions, including Bankwatch, from across Europe will together examine the role Social Sciences and Humanities can play in helping countries, cities and neighbourhoods dramatically reduce their carbon emissions as part of the European Green Deal programme.
In CEE Bankwatch Network we will be focusing on clean energy, which is one of the key priorities of the European Green Deal, since its production and use accounts for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emission. To make this transition successful and just, we need to involve stakeholders and local communities from the ground by co-creating visions of desirable energy futures, said Christophe Jost, Bankwatch’s EU Policy Officer.
The pledge that no person or place is left behind during the transition to a low-carbon society is a key part of the European Green Deal, and diversity and inclusivity will be at the heart of Shared Green Deal project to ensure disadvantaged and vulnerable social groups are supported with the changes taking place.
See more information at the official project website.