Nine cities and regions, three each from Argentina, Indonesia and Kenya, have joined 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap, a four-year project implemented by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
Through their participation, these nine local governments are taking a critical step towards facilitating the energy transition:
- City of Avellaneda, Argentina
- City of Rosario, Argentina
- City of La Plata, Argentina
- West Nusa Tenggara (WNT), Indonesia
- Mataram City, Indonesia
- Sumbawa Regency, Indonesia
- Kisumu County, Kenya
- Nakuru County, Kenya
- Mombasa County, Kenya
Through the project, they are working with ICLEI to raise awareness of renewable energy sources and show how local, regional and national governments can create coordinated enabling frameworks and policies towards achieving 100% renewable energy.
At the same time, they will reap the benefits of increased uptake of renewable energy in their communities.
“We are eager to take advantage of the many synergies between on-going provincial programs and the 100% Renewables Roadmap project” said Sitti Rohmi Djalilah, Vice Governor of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. “For instance, the project will strengthen the Energy Independent Village Program and support standard procedure for households to better maintain renewable energy facilities while raising education and awareness of the potential of renewable energy,” Djalilah continued.
The project will provide technical support for participating cities and regions to explore access to public and private sector finance, and building local renewable energy projects that address electricity, heating and cooling.
The project will also focus on strengthening multilevel governance to ensure an enabling framework to support the sustainable energy transition. “These cities and regions are taking an important step, not only in mapping their own renewable energy plans, but also by engaging in this project that puts multilevel governance and governmental collaboration at the heart of the energy transition” said Maryke van Staden, Manager of ICLEI’s Low Emission Development Program and Director of ICLEI's carbonn Center.
Learn more about the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap project and why cities, towns and regions are creating a roadmap towards 100% renewable energy.
The 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap project is implemented by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).