Programme

 


50 INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
to question, debate and learn from peers

2 INSPIRING TALKS
to think big

1 PLENARY DEBATE
focusing on The Energiewende: export hit or slow seller?

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FROM STUTTGART
Storytelling by Lord Mayor Fritz Kuhn and on-site energy tours

A MAYORS SESSION
to build a stronger, more local Energy Union
 


Facilitation: Eddy ADAMS
Translation into German, English, French in plenary room

Wednesday 26th April 2017

15.00-18.00

Breakout session: Stuttgart Energy Tours

  • Visit 1, Buildings: Renovated Energy Plus School read more
  • Visit 2, Urbanism: Stuttgart 21 Urban development around the new railways station read more
  • Visit 3, Alfred Kiess GmbH, a highly energy-efficient modern carpentry for interior work read more

19.00

Cocktail reception, offered by Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

Peter Pätzold, Deputy Mayor Urbanism and Energy, Stadt Stuttgart

Venue: Kunstmuseum, including a guided visit of the permanent exhibition (in English, German and French)

Thursday 27th April 2017

8.15-9.00 

Registration and coffee

9.00-9.15

Conference introduction and preview

9.15-9.35 

Opening

Fritz Kuhn, Mayor, Stadt Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor, Stadt Heidelberg, President of Energy Cities
Dr. Andre Baumann, State Secretary of the Federal Land of Baden-Württemberg

9.35-10.15

Storytelling Stuttgart: A 2050 master plan and the driving forces behind

Fritz Kuhn, Mayor, Stadt Stuttgart

10.15-11.15

 

 

What’s new in Europe? - Insights and foresights

This session is taking stock of the main trends in energy policies, players, markets, and regulations observed since last year. What has changed and what are the possible impacts in the future on the energy landscape?

Facilitation: Claire Roumet, Executive Director, Energy Cities

11.15-11.45

Coffee break

11.45-13.00

Interactive sessions around 3D energy policies (round A)

Energy Cities’ political 3D (Democracy, Devolution, Divest) vision allows for both a wide-viewing angle and a high precision look at the energy future. Three components that will bring the change: Divest, Democratise, Devolve.

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.45

Inspiring talk

A new society through energy policy: how much people power is possible?

Worldwide, we observe a shift from fossil and fissile energy sources to renewable, widespread locally available energy. Energy policies can encourage or hinder this (r)evolution. They can either help seize or leave this amazing opportunity for local prosperity and renewed solidarity between territories, between people. What can we expect for the near future? What influence can social movements have as new actors in energy policy? Where will we be in 2050?

Harald Welzer, social psychologist and Director of Futurzwei Foundation

14.45-16.15

Mayors’ session

Facilitation by Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor, Stadt Heidelberg, President of Energy Cities

14.45-16.15

Co-designing 2050 with citizens

Facilitation: Eddy Adams

16.15-16.45

Coffee break

16.45-18.30

Energy Cities’ Annual General Assembly

Open to members – other cities are welcome as observers

20.00

Gala dinner organised by Stadt Stuttgart

Venue: Hospitalhof|

Friday 28th April 2017

From 8.30

Welcome to participants and coffee

9.00-9.10

Wake up welcome

9.10-10.00

Inspiring talk

"What future for the ecological transition in an accelerating world?"

How can short-term actions and long-term visions be connected to accelerate ecological transition? Our societies are going both forward and backwards.
Yet a cultural paradigm shift is underway. How can it be defined and how can it become a lever for liberation?

Carine Dartiguepeyrou, Prospectivist

10.00-10.40

Interactive sessions around 3D energy policies (round B)

Energy Cities’ political 3D vision allows for both a wide-viewing angle and a high precision look at the energy future. Three components that will bring the change: Divest, Democratise, Devolve

10.40-11.10

Coffee break

11.10-12.40

Energiewende, European export hit or slow seller?

The German Energiewende is a radical shift and marks a clear direction towards an energy future without fossil and fissile sources. This bold political decision has drawn a lot of international attention mixing both, admiration and scepticism. Where does the implementation of the energy transition stand today? Is the political will unbowed and the community energy still a pillar of the transition? What hurdles do slow the process? And what opportunities or challenges does the German energy strategy bring to the European neighbours?

12.40-12.45

Conference roundup President of Energy Cities

12.45-13.00

Outlook to the conference 2018

Save the date: Rennes (France), 18-20 April 2018

13.00

Lunch buffet