Energy Climate Biodiversity, 2030 now!

Energy Climate Biodiversity, 2030 now!

with European Cities for Trees Alliance launching ceremony

This event is part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week - Energy Days.

Europe faces a triple challenge: energy, climate and biodiversity. Cities are drivers of change. Thus, an inspiration for transition in Europe.

Inspiration may emerge from both, the innovative approaches to respond to the urgent need of transition and growing levels of cooperation across borders, sectors, regions and states and cultures. Cities faces a number of specific challenges, particularly on the field of mobility, re-humanisation and naturalization. To face all these challenges cities are more and more open to dialog with citizens, industry, society and other levels of administration.



This event is a dialog, open to all cities committed to change and all citizens looking to future.

For this event some Portuguese cities are invited to share with the Covenant of Mayors secretariat and the specially invited city of Vienna smart responses to the emerging triple challenge.

This event is also a celebration of European Union Week of Energy Sustainability and an opportunity to find on best practices of 2020 targets, projects and strategies the motivation to go much further for 2030.

That’s why this event: Energy Climate Biodiversity, 2030 now!

Covenant of Mayors


Public authorities; stakeholders; associations; citizens; local companies

By Fabian Lackner - Own work CC BY-SA 3.0
SMARTER TOGETHER, submitted under H2020-SCC-01-2015 is an ongoing smart city project that started on Feb 1st 2016 and will end on Jan 31st 2021.

Smarter Together

Vienna Smart City

Smarter Together

SMARTER TOGETHER’s overarching vision is to find the right balance between smart technologies and organizational/ governance dimensions in order to deliver smart and inclusive solutions and to improve citizen’s quality of life.

SMARTER TOGETHER gather the European Lighthouse cities Lyon, Munich, Vienna, the Follower cities Santiago de Compostela, Sofia, Venice and Kyiv and Yokohama as observer cities bringing the perspective of East Europe and Asia. The cities are complemented by business partners from energy, mobility and ICT sectors, leading European research and academia organizations, European city network. From the various combinations of the different selected Light House areas, multiples opportunities to learn are offering.

The project demonstration area in Vienna is located in the central part of the south-eastern district of Simmering between Simmeringer Hauptstraße (an ancient main street axis) and the eastern railway line (district areas of Geiselberg, Enkplatz, Braunhuberviertel). In total, 21 000 inhabitants will benefit from smart project solutions within the fields refurbishment, energy, mobility and information and communication technologies. An emphasis is made on dialogue, in line with the Vienna Smart City Framework Strategy where the human dimension of the Smart City is the focus of attention. Dialogue includes all generations and backgrounds aiming at contributing to an integrated societal dynamic. Partnership includes all actors, from government to citizens to business players and NGOs, where everyone has a specific responsibility towards achieving the common goals.

City Strategy

With the Smart City Wien framework strategy, Vienna is charting its course towards becoming a “smart city”.

This is a course that differs from the strategies of other cities in one key respect: Vienna will not let anybody down.

Vienna’s Smart City strategy is characterized by both an internal effect to render existing plans even more ambitious and to inspire new ideas. At the same time, its external effect is to create an international frame of reference for what is happening here and to generate publicity for Vienna’s aims.

For Vienna, the integration of the social component into all areas is an essential element of its framework strategy. Climate-related and ecological objectives and the improvement of the everyday realities of its citizens are assigned the same importance in Vienna. Cities are smart if all people living in them have access to the same degree of participation.

The Smart City Wien framework strategy constitutes a milestone in the future development of the Austrian capital – a strategy designed to ensure that all Viennese will continue living in the world’s most liveable city even in the coming decades.


Energy Climate Biodiversity, 2030 now!

Templo da Poesia
R. José de Azambuja Proença
2780-257 Parque dos Poetas - Oeiras
10:30- 12:30
June 19th, 2019


10h30 Welcoming address
Oeiras Municipality and ISG University
10h45 Opportunities for transition
Marcos António Nogueira
IrRADIARE Science for Evolution, Managing partner and EU Head Office
11h00 Urban smart strategies for the future: the best examples
Ina Homeier
Vienna Urban Planning Department, Smart City Project Leader
11h15 LIFE CLIVUT Project
Paula Peiró
IrRADIARE Science for Evolution/ ISG University, Project developer
11h30 Networking & Coffee Break
11h50 Covenant of Mayors – Cooperation to go further
Durmish Guri
Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Projects Director
12h05 Vision for the future – Cities and region for tomorrow
Carlos Santos
National Energy and Environment Agencies Association (RNAE), President
12h20 European Cities for Trees Alliance
Launching Ceremony
12h30 Wrap-up and farewell
Moderator: Elsa Ferreira Nunes
IrRADIARE Science for Evolution, Managing Partner


Elsa Nunes

Elsa Ferreira Nunes

IrRADIARE Science for Evolution

Managing Partner


Marcos Nogueira

Marcos António Nogueira

IrRADIARE Science for Evolution

Managing partner and EU Head Office
in Brussels

Ina Homeier

Ina Homeier

Vienna Urban Planning Department

Smart City Project Leader

Carlos Santos

Carlos Santos

National Energy and Environment
Agencies Association (RNAE)


Durmish Guri

Durmish Guri

Council of European Municipalities and
Regions (CEMR)

Projects Director

Paula Peiro

Paula Peiró

IrRADIARE Science for Evolution/ ISG University

Project developer



IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution

European Office

IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution, represents in Brussels a significant number of Portuguese entities among which cities, regions, municipalities, clusters and agencies.



ISG | Business & Economics School

ISG | Business & Economics School imposes itself since 1978 as a school of reference in the context of teaching management in Portugal. Among business schools, the project ISG | Business & Economics School, stands out for its innovative multidisciplinary training, tailored to the real needs of the labour market.



Oeiras Municipality

The municipality of Oeiras is located in the metropolitan area of ​​Lisbon and borders the capital to the east, Cascais to the west, Sintra and Amadora to the north. To the south lies the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean.

It aims to create the largest innovation ecosystem in the country, favoring the installation of technology-based, pharmaceutical and research companies.

Oeiras Municipality

City of Vienna

Vienna is Austria's main city, with a population of about 1.9 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of the country's population). It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union.

Vienna is situated in the far east of Austria and is very nearly the largest speaking German city in the world; Berlin currently holds that title. UNESCO designated Vienna a World Heritage Site in 2001.

Vienna, described as Europe's cultural capital, is a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair. It boasts outstanding infrastructure, is clean and safe, and has all the inspiration that you could wish for in order to discover this wonderful part of Europe.

City of Vienna