The workshop is fully booked but you can still register for the waiting list.
Ghent is mobilising its citizens, policy makers and businesses to work together to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Through Ghent Climate Alliance, a platform for activities, debates, ideas and solutions, the city hopes to strengthen cooperation between all sectors of society. On the basis that climate change affects all of us, and everyone is a stakeholder, the city is getting people involved through two parallel processes: ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’. The former concerns the debates happening between different stakeholders to develop policy solutions to climate challenges, while the latter includes participatory and co-creative actions which help lead the ‘transition’ to climate neutrality and lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. This is an opportunity to meet some of these ‘thinkers’ and ‘doers’. Get inspired by their enthusiasm, learn from their ideas and share your thoughts on themes from food and urban farming, innovative energy planning and sustainability in education and culture.
Date: Thursday 28 November
Hours: 14.00 – 17.00
Number of participants: up to 35 participants
Connected to: EUROCITIES Environment Forum
Mode of transport: by electric boat (meeting point: De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai)
Location and end point: Herberg Macharius (Poortgebouw, Voorhoutkaai 43+)
An electric boat navigates you through the canals of Ghent to the venue of the workshop. At the birthplace of Ghent, the Macharius Abbey site, you’ll discuss themes such as sustainable food, education, culture, energy cooperative efforts and citizens participation in urban planning with smart citizens. Expect close interaction, hands-on exercises and ample opportunities to find out from smart citizens and policy makers how they organise their collaborative initiatives.
|14.00 - 15.00:||transport by electric boat from Bijlokekaai to Portus Ganda|
|15.00 - 15.10:||reception at Herberg Macharius by smart citizens from Ghent|
|15.10 - 15.20:||Ghent Climate Alliance and Transition
Discover Smart Citizens using 'pecha kucha'
|15.20 - 16.10:||The Backcasting Experience|
|16.10 - 16.30:||Coffee break / networking moment|
|16.30 - 17.00:||
Concluding remarks and Q & A