Climate Chance Summit Europe 2022

The Role of Local Actors in the European Green Deal and Fit-for-55

The Role of Local Actors in the European Green Deal and Fit-for-55

With the European Green Deal, the EU is committing itself and all actors involved in European governance as part of an ambitious programme to transform production, consumption, mobility and construction or renovation of buildings.

What role will the territories play in the transition to a low-carbon Europe? What resources will they be able to mobilise to achieve the objectives set for 2030 and 2050? How can citizens and economic actors be involved on the ground? What relations between local authorities, the State and Europe would this new policy imply?

These are some of the questions that this round table will attempt to answer with local representatives, representatives of European networks of local authorities, as well as European institutions.

Lead Organisation


  • Frédéric Vallier, former Secretary General of CEMR, member of the board of the Climate Chance Association


  • Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw, Member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Member of the Covenant of Mayors Political Board, CoR rapporteur on the European Climate Pact and the Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Philippe Laurent, Mayor of Sceaux, Vice President of the French Mayors Association (FMA), President of the French Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (FACEMR) and Vice President of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CCRE)
  • Bettina Laville, President of Comité 21
  • Pierre Calame, Former public official, President of the CITEGO Association, Administrator of the Association for the Promotion of the Transitions Factory, Honorary President of the Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH)
  • Eero Ailio, Advisor Directorate for Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Effiency & Innovation, European Commission
  • Andreas Wolter, Deputy-Mayor of Köln, President of Climate Alliance
  • Pierre Hurmic, Mayor of Bordeaux
  • Antoine Gillod, Coordinator, Climate Chance Observatory