Today we’re in the South of Italy: in the region of Naples, four small municipalities team up for the energy transition so as to make their place attractive for current and future generations. UCSA, which is the official name of this group of municipalities (61.000 inhabitants), puts special emphasis on citizen-led initiatives. That is why they came to the ECF collaboration lab with representatives from local non-profit organisations focusing on social and environmental questions. In this episode, we talked to 3 people who are very much pushing for collaborative actions between the 4 cities and civil society: Vittorio Cammarota and Clementina Palma represent the active youth while Luigi Acquaviva brings in the city perspective. He is the president of UCSA. Beyond the first objective of raising awareness and improving energy efficiency, the group aims for collective energy generation.
Interview text here: https://energy-cities.eu/inspiring-minds/ucsa
This episode and the collaboration lab were made possible thanks to funding from the European Climate Foundation (ECF). The ECF is an international non-profit and its great team promotes climate and energy policies in Europe. In 2019, the European Climate Foundation launched its Energy Democracy program. It focuses on the support of community energy projects both at the EU and national levels. europeanclimate.org