Although still largely unknown at the European level, the concept of energy sufficiency can help local communities reach their climate and energy objectives. Energy sufficiency is first and foremost a question of consumption and behaviour: “It’s about having enough but not using too much. It’s about doing things differently; about living well, within the limits”(energysufficiency.org). In other words, it is about prioritising essential needs in both individual and collective energy usage. In this sense, energy efficiency goes beyond energy efficiency.
The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office and the energy department of the Institut Paris Region (AREC IDF) are joining forces for an exclusive webinar on this topic. Join us to learn how energy sufficiency can be implemented in several sectors of our society, from mobility to digital infrastructure and social innovation.
Energy efficiency is no longer enough to counteract the increasing energy demand. We shall drastically reduce our energy use if we want to ensure a fair and equal access to energy to all and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Our webinar might give you the keys to do so, so take a look at the programme and register now!