Friday, 15 June 2007


Wednesday 13 June | Thursday 14 June | Friday 15 June


09:00     Local Authorities moving ahead

Chair: Gino Van Begin, Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Support framework in place: replicable aspects of the German Renewable Energy Law to support widespread implementation
Michael Müller, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Berlin, Germany

Sustainable development in large French cities - an association of mayors guide national politics (Abstract)
Jean-Louis Fousseret, Lord Mayor of Besançon, Member of the Association of Mayors of the  Large Cities in France

ICLEI’s Local Renewables Initiative – guiding local governments in achieving sustainable energy targets
Monika Zimmermann, Director, ICLEI International Training Centre (ITC)

10:00  Facing the Future: Practical approaches and capacity-building opportunities

Chair: Carla Vollmer, Head of Renewable Energy Department, German Environmental Agency (UBA)

Strategic introduction to the topics of parallel D Sessions, providing an overview of the main elements relevant to these important topics.

D Sessions: ‘Facing the Future’: Practical approaches and capacity-building opportunities

  • D1: Sustainable energy: how to get started?: Klaus Hoppe, Head of Energy Department , City of Freiburg, Germany
  • D2: Training and capacity-building opportunities: Monika Zimmermann, Director, ICLEI ITC
  • D3: Tools for sustainable buildings – design and monitoring: Prof. Rosario Lanzafame, University of Catania, Italy and Meinhard Hansen, Architekturbüro Meinhard Hansen Freiburg, Germany
  • D4: Consider R&D results for future action: Christian Zahler, Senior Project Manager, PSE GmbH, Germany

10:30  Coffee break

10:50  Parallel Sessions D

D1: Sustainable energy: how to get started?

(for local government newcomers and learning cities)

Moderator: Klaus Hoppe, City of Freiburg

Practical sustainable energy experiences of Freiburg
Klaus Hoppe
, City of Freiburg

The LETIT tool and municipal experiences
Sebastian Gölz, Project Manager, Fraunhofer ISE and Adrian Hewitt, Climate Change Team Leader, London Borough of Merton, UK

Municipal frameworks and structures for sustainable energy Ralf Bermich, Head of Energy Department, City of Heidelberg, Germany


Simultaneous translation (German/ English)

D2: Training and capacity-building opportunities

(for professionals, students and the youth)

Moderator: Monika Zimmermann, ICLEI ITC

Essential education for long-life sustainable energy solutions
Prof. Rolf Buschmann, Managing Director, EnEd - International Education Center for Energy Solutions, Germany

Craftsmen are needed
Matteo Benetello, Technical Manager, Italian Solar Infocenter S.r.l., Italy

Renewable Energy Management Programme - Solar University Freiburg
Prof. Franz Daschner, Solar-University Freiburg, Germany

Eco-School International Programme as a tool for sustainable learning
Eigil Larsen, The Danish Outdoor Council, Denmark

D3: Tools for sustainable buildings – design and monitoring

(for architects, engineers and municipal environmental staff)

Prof. Rosario Lanzafame University of Catania and Meinhard Hansen , Architekturbüro Meinhard Hansen

Practical tools to design low energy buildings
Alain Guiavarch, Centre d’Energétique, Paris

Solar architecture training options

DECoRUM tool to track energy use and carbon emissions from residential buildings
Dr. Rajat Gupta, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development: Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UK

D4: Consider R&D results for future action

(for national, provincial and local political decision-makers)

Moderator: Christian Zahler, PSE GmbH - Forschung, Entwicklung, Marketing

State-of-the-art of solar cell technologies
Prof. Gerhard Willeke, Head of Research Area Photovoltaics, Fraunhofer ISE (tbc)

Energy efficient and solar building (incl. solar cooling)
Dr. Sebastian Herkel, Head of Group Solar Building, Fraunhofer ISE

Concentrating Collectors for Process Heat Applications  Christian Zahler, Senior Project Manager, PSE GmbH

12:00  Sustainable Energy – What are the next steps?

A challenge to all local authorities and their partners to move forward
Lord Mayor, Dr. Dieter Salomon

Interactive conclusions with participants – addressing challenges and achieving success
Moderator: Gino van Begin, Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Farewell by the Lord Mayor of Freiburg, Dr. Dieter Salomon

13:00  Lunch

14:00 Study tours and final workshops (in parallel)

The tours will be organised with minimum attendance of 15 people.
Please indicate interest on registration form. Your participation will be confirmed.

Some tours with German speaking support.

Tour 5: Secure, decentralised energy supply --CANCELED--

Organiser: City of Freiburg

Tour 6: Solar buildings and low energy districts are cool!

Organiser: Freiburg Futour (Vauban walking tour)

Tour 7: Business meets Renewables

Organiser: solar info center

Tour 8: Solar energy research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)

Organiser: ISE

Tour 9: Geothermal energy in office buildings

Organiser: Wärmekontor Freiburg

Tour 10: Sustainable energy in surrounding areas

Organiser: Innovation tour

Workshop 4 -Joint projects on sustainable energy with ICLEI

Organiser: ICLEI Europe

(Maryke van Staden, Project Officer Climate & Air)

Discussion of project proposals and possible partner involvment

16:30  End of programme

Wednesday 13 June | Thursday 14 June | Friday 15 June