1 December, 2021

Open now! Registrations for 2022 Right To Energy Forum

How can we keep the momentum going and ramp up action on energy poverty whilst creating energy solutions in line with social and climate justice at the same time? Attend the Right to Energy Forum from 24-28 January 2022 and help to drive meaningful change to ensure people across Europe have access to clean, safe and affordable energy.


When: Monday 24 Jan / 14.00-18.00 to Friday 28 January / 14:00-18:00

Where: The forum will take place online and you can register by clicking the link. You’ll be sent the full details and programme once you’ve registered.

What you’ll need: A laptop or computer, internet connection and ideally a headset with microphone. Let us know if you require any assistance in accessing the online event.

Who can join: This five-day online event is designed for activists, grassroot campaigners, decision-makers, government representatives, people fighting for better housing or to ensure that renovations support social justice, public sector staff, and people who work in the environmental/social justice sector who want to explore new ideas and visions for the future of energy poverty on their national or EU level.

We only have a limited number of places available for each day, so please book your free ticket as soon as possible to avoid missing out.


Why the time is now to join the energy poverty movement


Right now, energy poverty is making headlines due to skyrocketing energy prices – pushing millions of Europeans to choose between eating and heating. But energy poverty is not a new phenomenon. It’s a structural issue created by an unjust system and years of inaction by national and EU leaders.

2022 could be a landmark year for seeing some of the EU’s strategic action plans on tackling energy poverty come to fruition:

In 2020, the EU Commission committed to tackling Energy Poverty in its Renovation Wave strategy.

Then in July 2021, the Commission proposed revised energy efficiency legislation (the Energy Efficiency Directive), a new emissions trading system to cover the building and transport sector, and the creation of a Social Climate Fund to provide dedicated funding to Member States to support European citizens most affected or at risk of energy or mobility poverty.

When the energy crisis erupted in the Autumn of 2021, the Commission launched a so-called toolbox on energy prices to tackle the rising costs and combat energy poverty, including a set of short‐ and long-term measures to alleviate the situation.

And now the Commission is set to present a proposal on the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive by the end of 2021.

All of these new proposals could have profound impacts on Europe’s efforts to tackle energy poverty and on the tens of millions of people who cannot afford to adequately heat or cool their homes. All of these measures will be discussed, and debated in 2022. 

January is the ultimate time to take stock and get prepared for the year ahead. The Right to Energy Coalition will be hosting a “Right To Energy Forum” from 24 January to 28 January to inform and galvanise those who want to ensure the movement can build upon its momentum and take tangible action for those with lived experience. 

We’re inviting key stakeholders to share their vision on the future of the energy poverty movement.


What to expect at the Right to Energy Forum


The agenda for our online event is being finalised. However, we already have some key speakers and talks confirmed. Topics include:

  • Energy poverty and climate justice, showcasing the right to energy movement across the EU and explaining why it’s a climate justice issue.
  • Addressing the root causes of Energy poverty, showcasing renovations and renewables as a crucial solution to tackle energy poverty.
  • Towards an energy system for people and planet, showcasing the need to change the energy system, and exposing how the neoliberal energy market exploits poor households.
  • From words to action: Commitments across the EU, showcasing the high-level commitments and actions taken by and in the EU.
  • The Next Steps for the Right to Energy movement, how to continue strategising as a movement in the year ahead.


To access the full programme hand/ or register, click here.


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