2nd Geneva workshop on sufficiency

Jeudi 05 mai 2022

After the success of the first "Geneva national workshop on sufficiency" organized by the think tank eceee on the sidelines of the first "Assises européennes de la transition énergétique" in Geneva, an international workshop focused on the implementation of best sufficiency practices will take place next door at Palexpo (Villa Sarrasin) on Wednesday June 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This workshop is intended to enable an exchange of ideas and experiences between people who are active in managing and implementing sufficiency actions. These actions reduce the energy we use by encouraging or requiring changes in the way we live our lives.

Hour 1: The workshop will begin with short presentations from different perspectives on sufficiency actions : a government agency, a local authority, etc.

Hour 2: Participants will then work in small groups to share their own experiences of leading, participating in or researching sufficiency actions. The aim will be to understand what has worked and what hasn’t; and why.• actions that help reductions in living space • actions that encourage more shared use of appliances or services• actions that decrease the average temperature of buildings during cold season• planification of sufficiency at territorial level: which infrastructures for which services?• sufficiency as a game changer: how societies can manage this paradigm shift ?

Hour 3: At the end of the group session, one person from each group will share with the room a few important points from their discussion. The facilitators notes will be used to develop a short note of the workshop, which will be shared with the wider energy sufficiency community.


  • Didier BOSSEBOEUF, ADEME, France : How a national Agency can deliver support the transition to greater sufficiency.
  • Gisela BRANCO, Office cantonal de l’énergie, Switzerland, Energy sufficiency: from experimentation to a paradigm shift.
  • Mélanie BOURGEOIS, Energy Cities, Belgium, Toolkit for immediate energy savings in cities and municipalities
  • Anja BIERWIRTH, Wuppertal Institute, Germany : Sufficiency in housing : optimizing floor use trough: sharing spaces, flat exchanges, advice and financing strategies
  • Kirsten MIKKELSEN, Copenhagen Climate Secretariat, Denmark : Live more with less : using sustainability ambitions as leverage for other urban qualities
  • Lorenzo PAGLIANO, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Combining sufficiency, efficiency and flexibility to Achieve positive energy districts targets

Publié par Cédric Jeanneret

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