A journey towards climate-neutral cities in Europe

NetZeroCities (NZC) is part of the Horizon 2020 Reseach and Innovation Programme in support of European Union’s Green Deal. It will support Europe in its ambition to achieve climate neutrality before 2050. Cities are envisioned to lead in this respect, achieving zero carbon faster and ensuring our decarbonisation efforts are equitable and contribute to the well-being of European communities. This level of impact is an extraordinary undertaking for each and every city, and will require profound and systemic changes. Government leadership will be critical, and actions by industry, education and research institutions, and civic organisations must align in terms of policies, governance, and how we arrange for the needed capital investments.

NetZeroCities recognises the need for cities to develop specific strategies that are tailored to suit local and regional contexts, and will support them by developing and promoting new and existing tools, resources, and expertise into a one-stop platform accessible to all cities through an online portal (Mission platform). In addition, the project will support up to 30 pilots among cities to help drive rapid learning about how to achieve climate neutrality at city scales.

Cities will benefit from an intensive support relationship and dedicated services to achieve their net-zero goals.

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