LOCALISED was presented at the the 11th Wdzydzeanum Conference on Fluid-Solid Interaction

LOCALISED was presented at the the 11th Wdzydzeanum Conference on Fluid-Solid Interaction

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the ECCA

The Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery PAS(IMP PAN) with cooperation of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS (IPPT-PAN) and Warmińsko-Mazurski University in Olsztyn organised 11th Wdzydzeanum conference on Fluid-Solid Interaction in Wdzydze Kiszewskie – from 3rd to 7th of September.

The conference continues the history of the Fluid-Solid Interaction Workshops, but this year the organisation team decided to change the form to conference. While the main sessions were focussed around thermodynamics and material science, the conference also hosted sessions on other topics.

One of those was a special session discussing the human aspect of energy technologies and promoting new technologies to people. In that session, J. Verstraete – from the Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Science, partner of LOCALISED – presented the concept of the project as well as aspects relating to the available data and dataprocessing.

ÖGUT’s public on-site renovation consultations

ÖGUT’s public on-site renovation consultations

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the ECCA

There is a lot for everyone to learn, especially when it comes to the energy and heat transition: What does “getting away from oil and gas” mean in practical terms? How do heat pumps work and which variant is the most suitable for the house in question? What does geothermal energy mean? What are the different forms of biomass heating systems?

The LOCALISED partner ÖGUT’s public on-site renovation consultations start with a specific building and expand the individual consultation to include a broader dialogue with community leaders and interested citizens. In doing so, they contribute to initiating learning communities for renovation and decarbonization within communities. The public on-site renovation consultations are a low-threshold and cost-effective form of participation at the local level, which effectively accelerates the energy and heat transition.

After events in communities in Upper Austria and Lower Austria, renovation dialogues will take place in autumn 2023 in locations such as Velden (Carinthia) and Hart bei Graz (Styria).

For the LOCALISED project, Climate Media Factory and the University of Twente presented insights into some of their current work.

For the LOCALISED project, Climate Media Factory and the University of Twente presented insights into some of their current work.

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the ECCA

The guiding topic of the 6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference was to accelerate the shift from climate science to climate adaptation action. Hosted by JPI Climate and the Magica Project, 450 researchers and practitioners from different European countries assembled at Dublin Castle for two days of project presentations, panel discussions, and multiple informal exchanges about how to do so.

For the LOCALISED project, Tobias Gralke from the Climate Media Factory and Gerard Martínez Görbig from the University of Twente presented insights into some of their current work. While Gerard brought a poster about the adaptation measures database which the Decarbonisation Profiler will be built upon, Tobias gave a talk about the emergence and design of narratives for local and participatory climate politics. The failed “Berlin 2030 Klimaneutral” referendum and the “European Green Capital” campaign in Vitoria-Gasteiz were used as case studies to discuss what makes narratives transformative and how these narratives (don’t) become local practices. The work on these questions will continue in the project’s Task 6.3 “Narratives and new roles for active EU citizens”. There it will inform the Decarbonisation Profiler’s attempt to help its users tell meaningful stories about their local climate futures – and to bring these futures into being.

Finally, particularly relevant for the project were the conference’s other sessions about decision-making platforms and the engagement of stakeholders and citizens. Many of the questions and assumptions that the LOCALISED project works with proved to be of high and urgent relevance for other projects and adopters as well: How exactly do we move beyond mere data presentation towards supporting meaningful and wise decision-making? How can local knowledge be demystified and operationalized for climate adaptation action? And, given the myriad of climate adaptation platforms across Europe, how do we ensure that the services we create will have a lasting impact and use value for our stakeholders?

The next ECCA Conference will take place in 2025 in Italy, organized by our project partner CMCC. We already look forward to being a part of it and presenting the final outcomes of the LOCALISED project!

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the ECCA
LOCALISED partners met in Gdansk: maximizing the power of collaboration and efficiency

LOCALISED partners met in Gdansk: maximizing the power of collaboration and efficiency

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the ECCA

On the 15th and 16th of June, the LOCALISED consortium met in Gdansk for a project partner meeting to present on-going activities, discuss features and the co-design process for the Decarbonisation Profiler and Net-Zero business consultant tools and chart the course for the future of the project. 

The primary objective of the meeting was to ensure all LOCALISED partners were on the same page regarding the project’s progress and to determine the next crucial steps. Each partner presented updates on their respective Work Packages and tasks, offering insights into achievements thus far and sharing plans for future actions. The meeting served to establish upcoming milestones and identify strategies for effectively developing the LOCALISED tools and engaging stakeholders. Discussions took place in particular on quantifying the impacts of climate mitigation and adaptation measures and instruments on social equity and fairness and how to include it in the planned tools. Another focus was on collecting project findings so far and how to make them known to the project audiences, e.g. the scientific community and political actors at different levels. Indeed, some bilateral groups facilitated an exchange of knowledge and experiences, enabling the different partners to capitalize on collective expertise. 

While the meeting was an occasion for intense discussions and planning, it also provided an opportunity for LOCALISED members to forge connections and strengthen cooperation. In addition to the productive sessions, the partners indulged in city sightseeing of Gdansk. These moments of leisure, culminating in a delightful dinner, created a relaxed and interactive environment where participants could interact on a personal level.

The meeting was made possible thanks to the LOCALISED partners Metropolitan Area Gdańsk-Gdynia-Sopot and the Institute of Fluid-flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Science.

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the ECCA
Source: ecca2023.eu/news-and-resources.

From the 19th to the 21st of June, the European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference is taking place in Dublin, hosted by Marei, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy Climate and Marine and coordinated by the University College Cork’s Environmental Research Institute.

The ECCA Conference had its first edition in 2013 in Hamburg, and since then reconvenes every two years to gather the Climate Change Adaptation scholarship, policymakers and decisiontakers working on and in Europe. It is an excellent opportunity to reach decision-makers and practitioners to find and explore adaptation solutions.

LOCALISED partners will seize the occasion and assist the venue. Work on adaptation solutions is a crucial part of the project, as our Decarbonisation Profiler is intended not only to provide mitigation pathways for a net-zero 2050 Europe but to offer feasible adaptation solutions for remaining risks. Thus, reaching experts and increasing our network is an important step.

Two LOCALSED partners will participate in the conference and disseminate the work developed within the project. In the “Stepping Up Climate Action: Support Through Climate Platforms and Services” block, Gerard Martínez Görbig, from the University of Twente, will present the results obtained until now in the development of Task 4.1 and hang a poster on the LOCALISED Mitigation and Adaptation Measures Database (D4.1). Meanwhile, Tobias Gralke, from Climate Media Factory, will hold a discussion session on how citizens and communities can make local climate futures, and how these examples can be wrapped in scalable and transformative narratives from below.