DEAR project 2018 - 2020

Change the Power - (Em)Power to Change: Local Authorities towards the SDGs and Climate Justice

How does our “energy future” will look like? Is the transformation of our world on the right track? Are we leaving no one behind?


The EU-funded project “Change the Power - (Em)Power to Change” aims to empower cities and towns in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. It will foster a growing awareness and understanding of global interdependencies among local authorities and their citizens. The project will enhance a change of behaviour in local populations through a wide range of events, workshops and educational materials, to cater for all tastes and ages.


The focus will be on the question of the future of energy in relation to energy justice, enhancing a critical understanding of the link between energy and development. In close cooperation with indigenous partners a discussion on sustainable and fair development, especially in the energy sector, will take place in Europe and the Amazon region.


The successful campaign “A Good Life is Simple” will be continued and updated, in order to call attention on topics like energy, mobility and consumption with a simple and thrilling message: Everyone can contribute and become part of the movement. 


Besides, the 3-years-project offers concrete examples and educational materials on our global energy future, exchange with relevant actors and an online competition tool on reducing individual consumption impacts will be developed.

 

Overview of main common activities: continuation and update of “A good life is simple” campaign (new topics and languages); toolkit to organize local events on the topic of energy justice, mega projects and renewable energies; presentation of movies on the dam project Belo Monte Brazil and related films; development of a web-based tool “How to reduce your environmental impact in your daily life?", and a lot more!

 

Offers for Climate Alliance members: new campaign posters and starter kit; further development of Climate Compass; toolkit for local events; web-based ecological footprint reduction tool; new roll-ups for existing exhibition with opportunity to develop own “city roll-up”


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