|Citizens for an environmentally and socially fair energy transition|
On 15 November 2013, Naturefriends together with the German-French-Swiss Upper Rhine Conference and TRION, network for energy and climate, organised the conference "Energy Transition and Quality of Life". More than 100 participants from Germany, France and Switzerland gathered in the new building of the Freiburg Government headquarters to learn from each other in a cross-border way.
The speakers presented exemplary initiatives from different parts of the Upper Rhine Valley in order to support citizens in their energy projects. Ms Bärbel Schäfer, president of the Freiburg government, opened the event and underlined that "our society will only be able to cope with the challenges of energy transition if the stakeholders from politics, economy, science and civil society all act in concert". Politics and economy can motivate and encourage active citizens.