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: 30.04.22
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 30.04.22
Project progress: 
100%
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 encourage the sustainable development of the cross-border territory, promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territory, especially urban areas, creating relevant adaptation and mitigation measures (Axis 2 priority 4e). The project, in fact, led to the cross-border sharing of tools, methodologies and databases and generating positive effects on local planning of the entire program area. The transition to a low-carbon society has been implemented in the infrastructural interventions of PP4 and PP10 and in the evolution of SEAPs into SECAPs for some municipalities / ITU / metropolitan cities. The sustainable development models of the Covenant of Mayors were promoted with an improvement in the quality of life and resilience to climate change.

Project summary: 

The common challenge that the project set itself was 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 SEAP to SECAP. The main objective of the project is to improve energy planning by local operators, focusing on energy saving, renewable energy, the reduction of CO2 emissions and mitigation measures related to existing climate changes. The change, which we wanted to implement, derives from the choice of a strategic transnational approach, which led to the development of timely adaptation measures, which guarantee coherence between the different sectors and levels of governance, in order to understand the impacts of climate change and to implement policies for optimal adaptation, through the development of regional and local strategies, coherent with national ones. The presence of Slovenian Ministries, as associated partners, and the FVG Region ensures the sharing of choices with governance bodies to ensure consistency of the strategy with action plans and with national and regional development policies. The results were a unitary cross-border strategy, for the transition to a green economy, proposing new job opportunities; training sessions for municipalities and public awareness; transition of some SEAPs into SECAPs; other pilot actions aimed at defining methodologies for a SECAP adapted to local needs, as well as small infrastructural investments to monitor atmospheric emissions and energy consumption.

Main results: 

The main results of the SECAP project were: 1. - study on the impact of climate change on the Program Area with methodological and EIB reports for the Municipalities involved. To this end, a common methodology was tested to be provided to the PA for the definition, in an effective and cost-effective way, of the EIBs and MEIs (inventory & monitoring of emissions). The cooperation between PPs that have consolidated scientific skills, alongside the experiences brought by subjects who “govern” the territories at various levels, has ensured effective cross-border planning for the reduction of carbon emissions (OS2.1 of the CP ITA SLO). The exchange of good practices between PPs, but also the capitalization of previous and successful experiences on the subject of energy efficiency (with particular attention to the Covenant of Mayors), led to the drafting of a joint strategy to optimize the consumption of existing resources. 2.- creation of an inventory of strategies, measures and projects already defined and useful for increasing urban resilience, creation of bilingual online databases of statistics and data on energy / climate / environment and an Italian-Slovenian atlas of the vulnerability of territories with insights on an urban scale. On the basis of the foregoing, a coordinated approach was adopted to obtain the conversion of SEAP into SECAP, with a focus on the transition from mitigation to adaptation. The guidelines promote the entry of those Municipalities still outside the SEAP / SECAP process.
These guidelines are cross-border and unique for the Italian and Slovenian territory, as they are shared between all PPs and the outcome of the integrated work of WP3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3-development interventions of action plans and other concrete activities. SECAP has tested the effectiveness of the work carried out with the accompaniment of some municipalities in the process of transforming SEAP into SECAP, both in Italy and in Slovenia. After a training course, the Municipalities were supported by the PPs in drafting the SECAPs. In Italy it was treated how to draft a large area SECAP, and where the supra-municipal SECAP was not drafted, it was the individual municipalities that were involved in the implementation of the activity. In addition, Municipalities were encouraged to improve energy efficiency by creating interventions for a better use of energy resources, resulting in a reduction in emissions, by carrying out an energy audit and a summary publication on existing good practices and their replicability. SECAP's infrastructural interventions do not aim to fully implement the strategies developed in the previous phases, but have a demonstrative role and provide tangible elements and experiences that will actively contribute to testing energy saving interventions. These results make an effective contribution to indicator 2.1.1 d for SO 2.1, because both directly and indirectly, the level of the ability of the cities, affected by the project actions, to reduce their energy consumption in public buildings is improved. . Furthermore, from the development of a unified cross-border mitigation and adaptation strategy and from the passage of SEAPs to SECAPs, positive effects are expected on the entire Program area, guaranteeing continuity of cooperation to strengthen actions aimed at acting on greenhouse gases, resilience and mitigation. / adaptation to climate change with direct integration of the results in regional and national programming / planning 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

Documents

ATT 15 Collection of Best Practices (EN)ATT 15 Collection of Best Practices (EN)
SECAP ATT15 COLLECTION OF GOOD PRACTICES ALL PPs.pdf
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PosterPoster
Poster.pdf
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FlyerFlyer
Flyer.pdf
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Final brochureFinal brochure
Final brochure.pdf
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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
Gianni Mighetti

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 2572178
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
Črtomir Kurnik

Rra Lur

00 386 1 306 1902
Tehnološki park 19, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Matjaž Grmek

Comune di Pivka

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