Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places

Local Strategies for Sustainable Rural Energy Communities: Transforming Emission-Intensive Activities into Environmentally Friendly and Net-Zero Alternatives

Sep 29, 2022 | 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM



Rural policies have an essential role to play in reaching net-zero GHG emission targets while also generating benefits for rural communities. The need and the potential for people – individually and through their community, public entities and small enterprises – to actively engage in the energy transition is significant. OECD work in this area identified a few potential areas of action including: improving the evidence base at the regional and local level; building local capacity; fostering renewable energy; promoting sustainable land management and higher valorisation of ecosystem services; and decarbonising transport. In this session, Panellists will discuss policies and initiatives that are bringing sustainable rural energy to communities.

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