On 27th May 2021, the City of Treviso has approved, in the City Council, the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP). With this tool the City plans its actions to achieve the objectives set by the “Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy” initiative: reduction of CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030, increase of energy efficiency and use of renewable sources and preparation of the urban territory to the impacts climate change.
The SECAP is a fundamental step to increase the adaptive capacity of the territory to climate change and to address resilience policies, primarily through sustainability choices.
Starting from a comprehensive analysis of the vulnerabilities of the territory (hydrogeological risk, extreme weather events, urban heat islands and heat waves, …) it was possible to identify a spectrum of interventions able to tackle the problems caused by the effects of climate changes. The whole process was developed thanks to the European project LIFE Veneto ADAPT, which involves the cities of Padova, Vicenza, Treviso, the metropolitan area of Venice and the group of Municipalities of Medio Brenta (Cadoneghe, Curtarolo, Vigodarzere) with the technical support of Coordinamento Agende 21 Locali Italiane, IUAV University of Venice and Sogesca srl.
The extensive work that led to the definition of the Plan involved many public and private actors, as well as stakeholders from the community who joined the Agenda 21 participatory process.
The SECAP of Treviso is composed by 41 actions , which concern mitigation , such as municipal eco-incentives for the substitution of heat generators and adaptation , including a series of hydraulic interventions in the city of Treviso.
The approval of the SECAP will be followed by periodic monitoring of the state of implementation, to ensure verification of the actual achievement of the objectives defined and integrated into the plan.