Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan

As part of the City’s membership of the Covenant of Mayors, a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) was drawn up in 2013; the SEAP included an emissions inventory baseline, based on 2010 data in compliance with the methodology of the EC, it was narrowed to include so called “included sectors” that the Municipality could influence by its activities. The inventory included municipal buildings/facilities, residential buildings, municipal lighting, municipal vehicle fleet, public, private and commercial transport. The SEAP was updated in 2016 as a part of monitoring report elaboration.

In September 2017, responding to the increased emphasis on climate change adaptation measures as part of the ‘Mayors Adapt’ initiative, the City completed its Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP).

The SECAP incorporates projects whose aim is to reduce energy consumption (energy savings, reduction of environmental impacts, reduction of CO2 emissions) while also taking into account potential climate change adaptation measures. The SECAP has been drawn up in close conjunction with another City document – the City of Ostrava Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. A number of projects from the original SEAP (2013) have already been completed, and other projects form part of the newly approved SECAP. The implementation of the original SEAP has brought significant energy savings, helping to achieve the SEAP’s key goal – to reduce CO2 production by at least 25%. This target was already met in 2015, though the SEAP set 2020 as the target date.

The evaluation of the first two years of implementing the SEAP measures (2014–2015) has already been completed; the results of the evaluation were published in the monitoring report issued in 2016. A further evaluation (including a new emissions inventory) was conducted as part of the planning process for the SECAP (2017).