Enel hosts the official pre-COP 26 event “Circular cities: impacts on decarbonization and beyond”
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ENEL HOSTS THE OFFICIAL PRE-COP 26 EVENT “CIRCULAR CITIES: IMPACTS ON DECARBONIZATION AND BEYOND”
Milan, October 1st, 2021 – Today, Enel organized in Milan “Circular cities: impacts on decarbonization and beyond”, which is one of the official Italian pre-COP 26 events and focuses on circular cities, in particular on the main challenges currently facing cities as well as on how they can be redesigned based on circular economy principles to achieve global decarbonization goals while improving city resilience and quality of life. The event was opened by Filippo Del Corno, City of Milan Culture Advisor, and Anna Richardson, City of Glasgow Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Officer, as representatives of the organizing cities pre-COP 26 and COP 26 events.
Enel President Michele Crisostomo also attended the event and explained how cities have had to innovate over the centuries and what needs to be done to face today’s challenges, such as change climate, pollution, social exclusion, quality of life. Mr. Crisostomo also mentioned some examples of Enel projects aimed at addressing these areas, including the 900 or so electric buses introduced in Bogotà, which are part of the Group’s global electric bus fleet in South America, and digital tools and solutions. that Enel’s advanced energy service business line Enel X offers to public customers.
“Cities are the places where civilization has evolved, offering whole new opportunities for the social and economic development of their citizens”, declared the president of Enel Michele Crisostomo. “Today’s projections confirm that urbanization will increase globally, leading to increasingly large, complex and difficult to manage agglomerations. For this reason, rethinking cities to make them more sustainable, livable and resilient will be crucial for everyone’s quality of life for global and local environmental sustainability.At Enel, we are committed to making the circular city vision a reality. through new design approaches combining different advanced solutions such as renewable energies, electric mobility, as well as tools allowing cities to monitor and improve their circularity. . One example is the circular cities index recently launched by Enel X, which is available for free to all Italian municipalities to measure circularity KPIs through open data. ”
During the event, Alain Belfield, CEO of Arup, world leader in the built environment, also spoke.
In addition, the study that Enel in cooperation with Arup, the Enel Foundation and the support of the Bocconi University of Milan, the University of Genoa and the University of los Andes de Bogotà, is carrying out for the COP 26 was presented. The study, with a particular focus on Milan, Genoa, Glasgow and Bogotà, explores how cities can make a significant contribution to achieving global decarbonization goals while improving city resilience and quality of life.
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Finally, two round tables approached these challenges from different angles, with contributions from Claudia lopez, Mayor of Bogota, Marco bucci, Mayor of Genoa, Silvio barbero, Vice-president of UNISG, Maria Chiara Pastore, R&D director at Stefano Boeri Architetti, Oriana romano, Head of the Water, Governance and Circular Economy and Cities Unit at the OECD, José Luis Samaniego, director of sustainable development at CEPAL and Catherine sarfatti, Director of Inclusive Climate Action C40.
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Enel is a multinational electricity company and a leading integrated player in the global electricity and renewable energy markets. It is the largest European utility in terms of ordinary EBITDA, and is present in more than 30 countries around the world, producing energy with around 89 GW of installed capacity. Enel distributes electricity through a network of more than 2.2 million kilometers, and with approximately 75 million end users is the 1st network operator in the world1. Enel Green Power is the largest private renewable energy player in the world, with around 50 GW of wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric power plants installed in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Enel X, the global advanced energy services arm of Enel, is the global leader in demand response, with a total capacity of approximately 7.4 GW managed worldwide; the company installed 137 MW of storage capacity as well as, in the electric mobility sector, around 232,000 EV charging points2 around the globe.
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