A European Partnership – helping Local Authorities to plan and deliver local sustainable energy practices and solutions.
The LEAP (Leadership for Energy Action and Planning) project is a partnership of ten organisations from six European Union (EU) countries and one applicant country. Partner countries include: Germany, Croatia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, UK & Ireland. This project is funded by Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE).The project has been set up to help partner local authorities address the EU’s energy and climate change targets for 2020, by embedding sustainable energy policy within their operations and practices.
LEAP aims to increase the ability of EU local authorities to pioneer and promote the use of sustainable energy measures and the move towards a low-carbon local economy. It addresses the barriers to adopting and implementing sustainable, local energy planning policies, focusing on professional and political leadership, skills and knowledge, clear policy messages and resources.
The project’s wide-ranging programme of activities allows ‘experienced’ and ‘learning’ local authorities to exchange best practice and capacity-building skills.
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