8 stories, 8 leaders: REMARKABLE podcast inspires climate leadership across Europe

The Remarkable Climate Leaders Podcast shines a light on visionary climate leaders across Europe, highlighting their initiatives at local and regional levels in the pursuit of climate neutrality.

8 stories, 8 leaders: REMARKABLE podcast inspires climate leadership across Europe

In Episode #1, join Seamus Hoyne as he discusses the challenges and solutions for achieving climate neutrality by 2050, revealing the role of distributed leadership.

Episode #2 features Uroš Rozman, Slovenia’s youngest CEO of its oldest development agency, sharing insights into sustainable regional development and innovative projects like e-mobility and circular economy initiatives.

Episode #3 introduces Xénia Vall, an elected representative from France, who emphasizes the importance of emotional connection in promoting ecological transition through local projects like gardening and secondhand toy markets.

In Episode #4, Gearóid Fitzgibbon, co-founder of the Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative, explores community-driven climate action in Ireland, offering advice for rural communities and local governments.

Episode #5 kicks off Season 2 with Mariia Alipatova, CEO of Solar Optic, whose innovative building illumination system is revolutionizing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, highlighting the power of solar energy in achieving climate neutrality.

Ricardo Gonzalez Mantero, featured in Episode #6, discusses his extensive experience in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Castilla y León, Spain, positioning the region as a renewable energy pioneer.

Episode #7 showcases Gordana Lalić from Poreč, Croatia, who has implemented numerous energy efficiency and sustainability projects, making Poreč a model for climate leadership.

Lastly, Episode #8 presents Niklas Hökfors, a re-elected politician from Överkalix, Sweden, balancing economic development with environmental sustainability and integrating environmental concerns into local policymaking.

REMARKABLE Climate Leaders will build new leadership capacity across Europe through a Climate Leadership Programme designed with and for climate leaders. Through a people-centred approach, Regional Energy Agencies will support leaders of public authorities and communities in implementing transformational roadmaps and innovative solutions to achieve climate neutrality.

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