Panel Session 2: Energy for sustainable and inclusive society (interactive platform)
New materials, new crosscutting technologies, RES integration and new storage capacity through batteries or hydrogen will drive the energy efficiency and flexibility of built environment and mobility systems. However, to enable the diffusion of these climate-friendly technologies we must ensure they are accepted by citizens, which can often be challenging. Society’s support of the low-carbon transition as well as engagement and empowerment of local communities is a key element for moving forward. The session is aimed at setting a holistic vision on how SET plan actions related to buildings, positive energy districts or mobility for all, will be central for implementing different EU and global strategies (e.g. Renovation Wave, Circularity action Plan, the New European Bauhaus, Recommendation on Energy Poverty, UN Sustainable Development Goals). These strategies are pivotal to improving, in a fair way, the places where we work, live or move.