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100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the citizens


978-92-76-21542-4, KI-02-20-662-EN-N
Publication date
22 September 2020
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
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Directorate-General for Research and Innovation


Reaching 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030 is the objective identified by the Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities. A Mission in this area would support, promote and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate neutrality by 2030 and make these cities into experimentation and innovation hubs for all cities.

Cities are the place where decarbonisation strategies for energy, transport, buildings and even industry and agriculture coexist and intersect. The climate emergency must be tackled within cities and by engaging citizens who are not only political actors in a governance structure, but also users, producers, consumers and owners. Through a multi-level and co-creative process formalised in a Climate City Contract, adjusted to the realities of each city, the Mission is fully anchored on the European Green Deal Strategy to make Europe climate neutral by 2050.


Proposed Mission: 100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the Citizens