SECAP

TO4

Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors.

The project in numbers
Duration:
36 months
Start date: 01.11.18
End date: 31.10.21
N. Partner: 10
 
Progress
Budget:
2.940.351,30€
Budget FERS:
2.499.298,58€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
36 months
Start / End: 
01.11.18 to 31.10.21
Project progress: 
16%
Budget: 
2940351.30€
Budget FERS: 
2499298.58€

SECAP

Supporting energy and climate adaptation policies
Priority Axis 2
Cooperating for implementation of low carbon strategies and action plans
Specific Objective: 
OS 2.1.
Investment Priority: 
PI 4e
Typology: 
Strategic
Overall Objective of the Project: 

The overall objective of SECAP is to foster the sustainable development of the cross-border territory by promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territory, in particular urban areas, creating relevant adaptation and mitigation measures (Axis 2 priority 4e). The project, in fact, will lead to the cross-border sharing of tools, methodologies and databases and will generate positive effects on local planning in the whole programme area. The transition to a low-carbon society will be implemented in the infrastructure interventions of PP4 and PP10 and in the evolution of SEAPs into CFSP for some municipalities/ITUs/metropolitan cities. The sustainable development models of the Covenant of Mayors will therefore be promoted by improving the quality of life and resilience to climate change.

Project summary: 

The common challenge of the project is to offer practical support to the municipalities of the partner area for the implementation of sustainable energy and climate adaptation policies, which are reflected in the transaction from SEAPs to SECAP. The main objective of the project is to improve energy planning by local operators, focusing on energy saving, renewable energy, reduction of CO2 emissions and mitigation measures related to climate change. The change that we want to bring about comes from choosing a transnational strategic approach, which will lead to the development of timely adaptation measures, ensuring consistency between different sectors and levels of governance, in order to understand the impacts of climate change and implement policies for optimal adaptation, through the development of regional and local strategies, consistent with those at national level. The presence of Slovenian Ministries as associated partners and the FVG Region ensures that choices will be shared with governance bodies, guaranteeing the coherence of the strategy with national and regional action plans and development policies. The results will be a unified cross-border strategy, supporting the transition to a green economy, and creating new job opportunities; training sessions for municipalities and raising public awareness; transition of some SEAPs to CFSP; other pilot actions aimed at defining methodologies for a CFSP adapted to local needs, as well as small infrastructure investments to monitor emissions into the atmosphere and energy consumption.

Main results: 

The main results expected from the SECAP project are: 1.- a study on the impact of climate change on the Programme Area with methodological and EIB reports for the municipalities involved. To this end, a common methodology to be provided to the PAs for the effective and cost-effective definition of the EIB and MEIs (inventory & monitoring of emissions) will be tested. Cooperation between PPs with well-established scientific expertise, together with the experience brought by actors who "govern" territories at various levels, will ensure effective cross-border planning for reducing carbon emissions (SO2.1 of CP ITA SLO). The exchange of good practices between PPs, but also the capitalisation of past and successful experiences on energy efficiency (with a particular focus on the Covenant of Mayors), will lead to the drafting of a joint strategy to optimise the use of existing resources. 2.- the creation of an inventory of strategies, measures and projects already established, that can be used to increase urban resilience, the creation of a bilingual online database of statistics and data on energy/climate/environment and an Italo-Slovenian atlas of territorial vulnerability with in-depth studies on an urban scale. This will be used as a basis for a coordinated approach to convert SEAPs into SECAPs, with a focus on the transition from mitigation to adaptation. The guidelines will promote the entry of those municipalities still outside the SEAP/SECAP process. These guidelines will be cross-border and unique for the Italian and Slovenian territories, as they will be shared among all the PPed outcome of the integrated work of WP3.1/3.2/3.3-interventions for the development of action plans and other concrete activities. SECAP aims to test the effectiveness of the work carried out by shadowing some municipalities in the transformation of SEAP into SECAP, both in Italy and Slovenia. After a training course, the Municipalities (at least 10) will be supported by the PPs in drafting the SECAP. In Italy, we will consider how to draw up SECAPs for a large area (e.g. in the PP4 territory or in FVG involving the ITUs). In any case, if the supra-municipal SECAP cannot be drawn up, the individual municipalities will be involved in carrying out the activity. Moreover, the Municipalities will be encouraged to improve energy efficiency by creating interventions for a better use of energy resources and reducing emissions, performing an energy audit and a summary publication on existing good practices and their repeatability. SECAP's infrastructure interventions do not aim to fully implement the strategies developed in previous phases; instead, they are designed to demonstrate and provide tangible elements and experiences that will actively contribute to the testing of energy saving interventions. These results will make an effective contribution to the indicator 2.1.1 d for SO 2.1, by improving, both directly and indirectly, the ability of the cities involved in the project actions to reduce their energy use in public buildings. The development of a unified cross-border mitigation and adaptation strategy and the transition of SEAPs to SECAPs will also have a positive impact on the entire Programme area, ensuring ongoing cooperation to strengthen actions on greenhouse gases, resilience and climate change mitigation/adaptation with direct integration of the results into the regional and national planning/programme with the Climate Change Adaptation Strategies of Italy and Slovenia.

Partner

Lead Partner

Regione Fvg Direzione Centrale Ambiente ed Energia

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 1

Universita' degli Studi di Trieste

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 2

Area Science Park

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 3

Citta' Metropolitana di Venezia

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 4

Università Iuav di Venezia

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 5

Unioncamere del Veneto

Venezia
ITA

Project partner 6

Golea - Agenzia Per L'energia Di Nova Gorica

Goriška
SLO

Project partner 7

Leag - Agenzia per l'energia della Gorenjska

Gorenjska
SLO

Project partner 8

Rra Lur

OSR
SLO

Project partner 9

Comune di Pivka

PRN
SLO

Objectives and Activities

1. Developing scenarios illustrating the possible impact of climate change on the territory and laying the foundations for the cross-border strategy.

In order to create a single cross-border strategy, the PPs will analyse and study - with a view to information downscaling - the climate change scenarios set out by the IPCC (2030-2050 and 2070/2100) in order to define the impacts on the environment and human activities taking into account both direct and indirect impacts. We will develop and test a shared cross-border methodology for establishing BEIs and EMIs, producing climate-changing emission maps and providing projections to 2030. The goal is to provide data, information and operational indications to municipalities, as the basis of the unitary strategy taking into account the regulatory constraints and the financial and human resources available. This also includes proposals for monitoring systems to ensure that the effectiveness of the measures applied is verified over time, granting them duration and effectiveness.
 

2. Developing a single cross-border strategy for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The objective is to create a cross-border strategy that leads to a reduction in the vulnerability of cross-border territories to an expected impact, effectively increasing their resilience. The strategy will be developed with a view to integration with existing spatial and sector planning, as well as with European and national policies. The specific aim is also to define the methodologies for the elaboration of a SECAP that can be adapted to regional needs and specifications. The aim is to align cities with the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (Mayors Adapt), empowering local authorities to decline the adaptation strategy and measures in order to convert their SEAPs into SECAPs or at least to integrate local planning tools towards an adaptation perspective. In order to make it easier to apply the SEAP in the programme area, guidelines will be drawn up, with an urban/territorial and regulatory content, which will allow municipalities to understand the need for a strong coexistence of the transition and adaptation component in the ordinary and sector instruments of territorial governance.
 

3. The objective is to guide and accompany municipalities in drawing up plans that combine mitigation/adaptation, with a view to integrated, low-carbon planning, typical of the Mayor Adapt model.

The aim is to encourage the inclusion of adaptation measures in ordinary planning, in order to integrate them with existing ones with a view to reducing risks. This means that local authorities will be able to present the adaptation approach as an integral part of their urban planning, with the idea of starting from the existing plans to build as much as possible on mechanisms, policies and procedures that generate continuity. In this perspective, there is a process of PA shadowing by organising training workshops on the subject of drafting SECAPs for municipalities in the Programme area and specific help desks, transforming some SEAPs into SECAPs, into specific infra-structural interventions aimed at contributing to the reduction of air pollution and improving energy use in public buildings and demonstrating techniques for reducing vulnerability to extreme weather events.

Contacts

Regione Fvg Direzione Centrale Ambiente ed Energia

0039 0403774545
Piazza Unita'd'Italia 1, 34100, Trieste, Italia
Sebastiano Cacciaguerra

Universita' degli Studi di Trieste

0039 040 5583506
Piazzale europa 1, 34127, Trieste, Italia
Marco Manzan

Area Science Park

0039 040 3755111
Padriciano 99, 34149Trieste, Italia
Fabio Tomasi

Citta' Metropolitana di Venezia

0039 041 2501971
San Marco 2662, 30124, Venezia, Italia
Massimo Pizzato

Università Iuav di Venezia

0039 041 2571444
S. Croce - Tolentini 191, 30135 Venezia
Francesco Musco

Unioncamere del Veneto

0039 041 0999411
Via delle Industrie 19/D, 30175, Venezia, Italia
Roberta Marciante

Golea - Agenzia Per L'energia Di Nova Gorica

00386 5 393 24 60
Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1, 5000, Nova Gorica, Slovenija
Ivana Kacafura

Leag - Agenzia per l'energia della Gorenjska

00386 5 992 49 74
Stara Cesta 5, 4000, Kranj, Slovenija
Matjaž Grmek

Rra Lur

00 386 1 306 1902
Tehnološki park 19, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Matej Gojčič

Comune di Pivka

00 386 05 7210 100
Kolodvorska Cesta 5, 6257, Pivka, Slovenija
Glažar Boštjan