With his presentation "The Challenge of Climate Change: The Role of Energy Spatial Planning for Climate Protection of Rural Areas" at the Impulse Conference - "How Climate-Fit is the Federal State?", Hartmut Dumke made an important contribution to defining and linking the terms "role", "energy spatial planning", "climate protection" and "rural areas". This is followed by three best practice examples in which energy spatial planning is already promoting climate protection in rural areas at the state, federal and municipal levels. The slides presented in the video can be found here., opens an external URL in a new window
In general, the conference addressed the question of how the interaction of local authorities in federalism will be central to achieving the climate goals, both from a financial perspective and governance level. Furthermore, the shortcomings in the cooperation between the federal, state and local levels, as well as the lack of financing instruments for the local level and also coordination gaps between task areas were discussed and pointed out. All presentations were recorded and can be viewed on Youtube. The programme and the individual breakdown of the presentations can be found here on the KDZ website., opens an external URL in a new window The conference was organised and hosted by the KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research and the Vienna University of Technology (Research Department Finance and Infrastructure Economics).