Published on May 14, 2024

RePower the Regions seminar empowers municipalities for a sustainable future

, Maksis Apinis (Green Liberty, CEE Bankwatch Network)

On 10 May, 25 dedicated municipality employees from the city of Daugavpils in Latvia took part in a transformative seminar aimed at integrating zero-emission technologies and renewable energy solutions into public infrastructure.

Organised by non-governmental organisation Green Liberty in partnership with the municipality, the educational seminar was also aimed at building momentum for a greener, more sustainable future.

As part of the event, local government and their staff were given a practical training on how to increase capacity and proactively incorporate renewable energy solutions, energy efficiency improvement measures, and zero-emission technologies into their construction plans.

Under the expert guidance of energy consulting company Ekodoma, participants learned how to apply a design-led approach to tackling the challenges of integrating renewable energy solutions – from brainstorming innovative ideas to prototyping solutions.

The training provided a great example of how to organise an energy efficiency initiative in a participatory, interdepartmental manner, using collective intelligence to come up with the most suitable and ambitious solutions.

The seminar was organised as part of the LIFE project ‘RePower the Regions: Ambitious and inclusive clean energy plans for repowering the just transition regions’.

Photos by Green Liberty.