Resource Communities

Resource Communities are active local governments that already have comprehensive integrated strategies and policies in place addressing sustainable energy.

These cities are willing to present and share their experience, in particular to support new members of the Local Renewables network.

They have worked with their community through a participatory process, using the principles of Local Agenda 21 to achieve LR objectives. These local governments will commit to share and interact within the Network based on their own capacity of available funds and personnel.

Current Resource Communities

Bonn (Germany)

The former federal capital of Germany and a key United Nations city, Bonn's role in the Local Renewables Model Communities Network project is to provide expertise in the engagement of stakeholders and provide links to its extensive international network of contacts.

Freiburg (Germany)

World renowned as the solar hub of Europe, this green city aims to generate 10% of its electricity from renewables and improve energy efficiency by 10% by 2010.  With an ambitious climate policy, the city aims to reduce its CO2 to 40% by 2030.

Malmö (Sweden)

This Scandinavian city has vastly increased building energy efficiency through renovation and aims to become an eco-city.  It boasts Sweden's largest photovoltaic installation, aims to introduce wind energy within the city and increase off-shore wind production.

Milan (Italy)

With air quality and climate protection as motivation for local action, Milan aims to reduce CO2 emissions int he building and transport sectors by switching to renewables and improving energy efficiency - reducing up to 50% CO2 by 2010.

Växjö (Sweden)

An exceptional city in the field of sustainable energy with good policy established more than 10 years ago, Växjö is strongly moving towards becoming a fossil fuel free city by 2050.