LOCAL4GREEN has supported local authorities for defining and implementing innovative local fiscal policies, intended to promote renewable energy sources (RES) both in the public and private sector and households, mainly in the framework of the Sustainable Energy Action Plans adopted by the signatory local authorities to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
The project has been developed in specific MED territories: rural areas and islands. In these kind of territories, where local authorities have economical and technical constraints, renewable energy sources promotion plans prioritize collaboration and active roles for public and private sectors. Green fiscal policies have a key role in increasing renewable energy sources, being proper tools to engage both public and private actors in their promotion.
The project was presented in the Module 2: Testing, and this type of projects has the objective to test instruments, policies, strategies, plans, through pilot activities, in the perspective of setting up solutions applicable to a wider set of users and territories. The pilot activities have necessarily included an evaluation and a final phase for the transferability of the results in the territories concerned by the project.
So, the project has supported the testing of innovative local green fiscal policies, and the monitoring of their results in spreading renewable energy sources. 78 pilot municipalities from the 9 countries partners have participated in the project Testing phase, reaching to design for them 154 green fiscal policies to promote the use of renewable energy sources in their territories.
As well, the project has facilitated the capitalization of the best practices and their application in other municipalities, at national and transnational levels, through the elaboration of the handbooks on green local fiscal policy models and the the provision of a permanent support service to the participating municipalities. In this way, the project has provided local authorities with fiscal policy models to be included in their own strategies and plans, especially in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
Partner institutions: Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, Spain (Lead Partner); MUSOL Foundation, Spain; Malta Intelligent Energy Management, Malta; North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, REGEA, Croatia; Development Agency of Eastern Thessaloniki’s Local Authorities, Greece; Lazio Region Association of Cities and Municipalities, Italy; Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Slovenia; Cyprus Energy Agency, Cyprus; University of Algarve, Portugal; and Association of Albanian Municipalities, Albania.
CinTurs researcher(s): João Guerreiro (UAlg Coordinator)
Budget UAlg: 165,925€
Funding institution(s): ERDF by Interreg MED Programme
Period: 2016 - 2020