1) Vision, commitment and mobilisation
The first step is for political and technical decision-makers to develop a vision and common objectives on H&C in correspondence to their local environmental targets (e.g. climate, air quality) in line with national and EU targets, economic targets (e.g. circular) and/or social targets (e.g. energy poverty). This is about setting the direction together with local actors and stakeholders on: where do we want to go, what do we want to achieve by when, and so on. Workshop formats embedded in a transparent, participatory process are suitable for this. The main outcome of this step is a common vision and understanding about the whole process.