The following activities were undertaken:

Action 1: Calculation of present local GHG emissions. Survey of all basic GHG emission sources at municipal level. Decide on emission calculation methodologies per emission source and gas (including, apart from greenhouse gases, also some important air pollutants) on the basis of the IPCC guidelines, national and local data and information. Collection of necessary input data. Development of calculation tools per source of emissions. Compilation of a detailed local GHG emissions inventory. Training activities. Comparison of results with national emissions data.

Local inventory report for GHG emissions

Emissions Calculation Tools

Tools Manual

Training Material

Action 2: Projection of local GHG emissions. Identification of drivers determining the future evolution of GHG emissions per sector. Development of projection models per emission source. Training activities. Comparison of results with projections on national level.

Report on projections of GHG emissions up to 2020

Action 3: Identification of GHG emissions reduction options. Development of an initial list of options per sector on the basis of present and future GHG emissions. Discussion of the initial list with local authorities and stakeholders. Determination of barriers/difficulties and opportunities per option. Compilation of final list of emission reduction options (called Ďmeasuresí henceforth). Specification of competent authorities per measure with respect to its implementation.

List of GHG emission reduction measures

Report on SWOT analysis (greek)

Action 4: Economic and environmental evaluation of GHG emission reduction measures. Definition of economic and environmental parameters to be considered. Collection of necessary input data. Calculation of GHG emissions reduction potential per measure. Calculation of environmental externalities associated with each measure. Cost-Benefit Analysis of measures on the basis of private economic costs/benefits and social cost/benefits (i.e. private economic costs/benefits plus environmental cost/benefits). Development and use of a relevant calculation tool.

Cost Benefit Analysis

Action 5: Defining priorities for GHG emissions reduction measures. Determination of an initial list of additional parameters affecting the desirability of measures. Discussions with local authorities and stakeholders. Finalization of parameters to be considered and assessment of each GHG emission reduction measures across them. Classification of measures into priority categories.

Classification into priority categories

Action 6: Public consultation and finalization of Local Action Plan (LAP). Presentation of a draft LAP to citizens and key stakeholders of Volos through the internet and during special events open to public. Finalization of priorities. Development of timeframe for the implementation of measures. Development of a set of practical guidelines for implementation. Development of monitoring plan. Compilation of final LAP. Dissemination of LAP through the projectís web-site, hard copies available at the Municipality of Volos, DEYMAV and DEMEKAV headquarters, local newspapers, TV, and radio. Distribution of dissemination material at strategic places of the municipality.

Local Action Plan (executive summary)

Monitoring Plan

Practical Guidelines 1

Practical Guidelines 2

Practical Guidelines 3

Practical Guidelines 4

Practical Guidelines 5

Action 7: Implementation of measures in the LAP. Elaboration of necessary studies and rest preparatory actions for the implementation of measures including training activities necessary for some measures. Establishment of a monitoring team to overview the implementation of LAP. Regular update of indices of LAP implementation progress. Compilation of regular progress reports.

Action 8: Communication and dissemination. Development and regular update of the projectís website. Notice boards describing the project will be displayed at strategic places accessible to the public. Formulation and distribution of dissemination material. Informative meetings with local associations and NGOs. Training courses for teachers and organization of specialised information sessions in and materials for local schools. Dissemination of projectís results to newspapers, TV and radio. Presentations of projectís activities and results in conferences and workshops in Greece and EU. Upon the completion of the project, organization of an open workshop at Volos, jointly organised by the Municipality of Volos and the Central Union for Greek Municipalities, and with participation of municipalities from the EU, where the projectís results will be presented and local actions for climate change mitigation will be discussed, and dissemination in the local press. Preparation of laymanís report at the end of the project.


Board Game Ė I change for the climateís benefit (a game for elementary schools)

Poster for energy savings

Leaflet for energy savings

LAYMANís report

Action 9: Overall evaluation of the LAPís progress and planning of its future operation. Comparison of targets and achievements of LAPís measures, discussion of progress and barriers faced. Planning of next steps to ensure that the implementation of LAP will continue effectively after the end of the project.

Action 10: Project management

9/2009: Submission of inception report

7/2010: Submission of Midterm report

12/2010: Submission of Midterm report with payment request

10/2012: Submission of Final report

Action 11: Project monitoring and evaluation

Action 12: Audit

Action 13: After LIFE communication plan

After LIFE communication plan
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