STEP UP aims to enhance the existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) in the four cities and:
- Create a model for energy planning that will deliver faster and greater impact, contributing to meeting Europe’s 2020 energy and climate change targets;
- Help deliver wider policy objectives such as improving security of energy supplies, achieving urban regeneration, economic growth, tackling fuel poverty; and
- Make cities better places to live, work, learn and do business.
The STEP UP partner cities have developed and gained political approval for their enhanced SEAPS, setting out visions, targets and actions for their cities. View the enhanced SEAPs here, or to find out more about the different approaches taken by each city, choose from the list below.
Just starting out?
STEP UP has produced a guide for other cities looking to develop their own enhanced SEAPs, setting out key stages of the process, advice and recommendations based on experiences in Ghent, Glasgow, Gothenburg and Riga. To read online or download a copy, click here
If you’d like to find out more about the value a SEAP can offer your city, try watching the ‘City benefits of producing a SEAP’ webinar organised by the Glasgow STEP UP team as part of training activities for the Scottish learning network. The online session brought together expert speakers from Centre for Cities, Glasgow City Council and VITO to outline and discuss the multiple benefits SEAPs can offer cities. To view the session in full, or download speaker presentations, click here
Ghent researcher partner, VITO, has also compiled key lessons learned in SEAP development, offering other cities practical tips on the process of SEAP development and content. To find out more, click here