ComAct webinar: The multiple benefits of energy efficiency for vulnerable households

Energy poverty is a widespread problem across Europe, as between 50 and 125 million people are unable to afford proper indoor thermal comfort and it is going to increase if we do not act immediately. This webinar is the 2nd in the series of the three Knowledge Transfer Thematic Webinars at EU level of the H2020 ComAct project and it is a side event of New European Bauhaus Forum. It aims to raise discussion on the needs and challenges of energy-poor households and on the inclusive policy required to secure an accessible and affordable energy transition.

There is a need to rethink regulations targeting equality and concentrate on equity, which enables a justice system from which everyone can benefit. At the moment, there is inequality between energy-poor households and large real-estate investors, who evaluate benefits differently than private persons lacking financial means.

The new order of European legislation regulating energy efficiency of buildings has thus a high risk of neglecting the most vulnerable social class, therefore we are calling on our stakeholders to join our discussion and develop solutions together on how energy poverty could be mitigated.

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10:00 – 10:05 Welcoming/Joining in
10:05 – 10:10 Welcome
10:10 – 10:20 Key note by Marilyn Smith
10:20 – 10:35 Multiple benefits as a driver of energy-efficient building renovation

Judit Kockat, BPIE

10:35 – 10:50 Benefits of energy efficiency in North Macedonia

Liljana Alceva, Deputy Director of Habitat for Humanity Macedonia

10:50 – 11:05 What do vulnerable households think about energy efficiency? Insights from the household survey

Eszter Turai – Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI)

Judit Kockat– BPIE
Eszter Turai – Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI)
Liljana Alceva – Deputy Director of Habitat for Humanity Macedonia
Nina Campbell – Senior Policy Advisor at New Zealand’s Ministry for Energy and Resources
11:25 – 11:30 Closing remarks


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