Lighthouse City Tartu has opened its new Climate Action Plan for public discussion30 Sep 2020
Residents of Tartu will be able to review Tartu Energy 2030+, also known as the new Tartu Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) which was created as part of the SmartEnCity project.
The Action Plan provides an overview of energy production and consumption in Tartu and its impact on the environment and climate. The Plan sets the goal of making energy use in the city more efficient and increasing the production and consumption of renewable energy. The needs to adapt to climate change, to develop a green network and to raise people’s awareness are also important.
“Energy consumption is a part of everyday life for all of us, and therefore every citizen, company and institution has an important role to play in the successful implementation of the energy and climate plan,” said Raimond Tamm, Deputy Mayor of Tartu. “We expect all parties to reflect on and discuss the activities and solutions proposed in the Action Plan.”
The SECAP has set the goal of achieving climate neutrality in Tartu by the year 2050, with the intermediate goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030, as compared to 2010. The plan describes the objectives and activities of different sectors (district heating, electricity, transport, housing, waste management, etc.), which will help to reduce the impact on the environment and climate. Within the framework of the Climate Action Plan, the Tartu Strategic Action Plan for Bicycle Traffic 2020-2040 has also been prepared, which is also available for public comments.
Any comments or proposals can be submitted via Tartu’s website until 23 October, whilst the Action Plan is on public display.
The Tartu Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan can be viewed and feedback given at www.tartu.ee/tartuenergia2030
The new Sustianbable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) for Tartu is aiming at climate neutrality by 2050. Picture@Silver Siilak.