Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism (DECHT)
Municipality of Cesena
Cesena is situated in Northern Italy within Emilia-Romagna Region, some 15km from the Adriatic coast. Together with Forlì it is the capital of the Forlì-Cesena district. The district has about 378,000 inhabitants in 30 municipalities. Cesena itself has a population of about 96,000.
A strategy for local sustainability is included in Cesena city council’s political programme for 2009-2014 (the Piano di mandato). The title of this strategy is ‘Sustainability as the lighthouse for every local policy’. It was adopted at a city council meeting in June 2009. This strategy re-establishes the objectives set out in the Local Action Plan designed during the Cesena Agenda 21 Forums in 2003.
Cesena objective for energy planning is:
Objective 20-20-20 : -20% gas carbon emissions, +20% use of renewable energy & 20% energy saving (EU Directive 20 20 20)
- Establishing a society for renewable energies owned by the city council
- Preparing and adopting an Energy Action Plan for the development of renewable energy sources
- Zero impact public administration: the Municipality runs environmental best practices
The council has not yet adopted a specific local strategy or action plan for sustainable energy. However, since becoming a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors in November 2009 the city council has made a commitment to achieve a larger reduction in CO2 emissions than the EU target of 20%, though no specific target figure has yet been established. To achieve this and meet obligations under the Covenant, the city is designing a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).
Cesena municipality is thus
aiming to participate in projects focused on:
- energy efficiency in public buildings (in particular planning actions to improve their operational efficiency through low-or-no-cost measures, effective commissioning or better operation and maintenance);
- renewable electricity generation;
- renewables for heating and cooling
- smart energy networks.
Dr Lia MontaltiCouncillor Environmental Sustainibility
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