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We are living in a very difficult time - time of epochal changes. Our country took a course on decentralization, reforming of local self-government and territorial organization of power.
In order to assist the newly elected city mayors, national public association "Club of Mayors" was created "School of Good Governance". It was also established an Expert Council, composed of government officials, heads of state, private agencies and scientific institutions. The members of the Board of the NGO "School of Energy Efficiency" were invited to join the work of the Expert Council.
The first event as part of this initiative was the seminar " Management Of The Modern City", held on December, 15 in Kiev. The event was attended by the newly elected mayors of 40 Ukrainian cities. Among other issues were discussed problems of sustainable energy development of cities.
It should be noted the importance and urgency of solving the problem of irrational energy consumption for most municipalities that confirmed interest discussion of participants of round table. Because the development of energy efficiency of cities today is no longer a fad, but a real way to sustainable development, a radical improvement of buildings and the urban environment, reduce energy consumption and costs. Moreover, today the state and international partners of Ukraine offer technical assistance and funds implementation of energy efficiency projects in urban areas. Use these opportunities - a task primarily for government and local authorities.
Vyacheslav Lisovyk told to participants of roundtable about ways of implementing energy efficiency in cities. He also noted about the need for municipal energy management which is a key part of the system of city management. It will allow attract internal and external resources, involve local businesses and residents and to use potential of energy efficiency for the benefit of communities.
At the end of seminar, the participants thanked the organizers for an interesting and useful program of the event. The knowledge and experience of experts which attracted "Club of Mayors" will help the newly elected leaders in addressing important issues of urban governance and their further development.