The European project LIFE_LETsGO4Climate, winner of the LIFE call for projects, aims to increase renewable energy production by 14% and reduce collective and individual energy consumption by 1.6% in the experimental territories. To achieve this goal, the emergence of collectives with renewable energy production or energy efficiency projects will be facilitated. This innovative European-scale project is fully in line with the Bourges 2028 climate change axis.
In 2019, the Centre-Val de Loire Region wanted to initiate a new dynamic of transition in its territory in order to promote collective ownership by local actors of energy issues. To achieve this, it has embarked on a process of local appropriation of the energy transition with two voluntary territories, the Territorial and Rural Balance Pole Gâtinais - Montargis and the Community of Communes Loches Sud Touraine.
In 2020, the Region teamed up with eleven partner structures to set up a project inspired by this experiment: the European project LIFE_LETsGO4Climate, winner of the European call for projects of the LIFE programme. Co-funded by the European Union, this project has a lifespan of four years: from July 2021 to September 2025. This experiment for citizen ownership of the energy transition will take root in six territories. Twelve more will follow, selected through two calls for expressions of interest. Each territory will be accompanied from beginning to end to create a collective dynamic.
On Friday, March 4, 2022, the Region Centre-Val de Loire and the eleven partner structures organize the launch of the project LIFE_LETsGO4CLimate at the regional seat of government, in the presence of François BONNEAU, President of the Region Centre-Val de Loire, and Charles FOURNIER, 2nd Deputy Vice-President for Climate, Ecological and Social Transformations of Public Policies, Energy Transition, Social and Solidarity Economy and Community Life. This moment will allow to present the project, to exchange on its implementation in the regional territory and to bring together all the actors relay of the TE in the territory.