This year’s climate neutrality conference in Sonderborg discusses within the Triple Helix of academia, industry and society newest developments in technological solutions for solving climate issues, giving special focus to cities as frontrunners for a more sustainable planet and future.
The conference consists of joint plenary sessions and two parallel tracks with focus on either technological solutions or societal aspects, especially related to city engagement in climate change mitigation. Each track features three sessions with several inspiring presentations by invited speakers. Overall, there will be talks on a great variety of topics starting from new materials and photovoltaics via energy solutions and city involvement to climate engineering and business aspects.
Known as the City of Zero Carbon, and also the first city in Denmark to join the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, Sonderborg is a global ambassador for sustainable impact. Sonderborg Municipality aims at ZERO carbon transition by 2029. The ProjectZero vision is anchored in a public private partnership initiated in 2007. Sonderborg achieved the European Commission’s Energy Community Award in 2010, became part of the Clinton Climate Initiative in 2011 (today C40CPDP) and created in 2015 the EU H2020 SmartEnCity project in partnership with Vitoria-Gasteiz, Tartu, Lecce and Asenovgrad.