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.
This website will be the online home for NetZeroCities, the project to support the EU’s Mission “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030”, newly-launched as part of the Horizon Europe programme. A Call for Expression of Interest will open soon for cities to join the Mission: the info kit for cities is now available.
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.
NetZeroCities is coordinated by EIT Climate-KIC and builds on the expertise of the 33 partners, leveraging a vast array of knowledge and expertise, as well as access to a very large network of cities throughout Europe.
You can have a look at our press release for more information.
We are currently building our website. It will also serve to help all European cities link to the support and solutions they will need. To stay tuned on its launch and future activities, please sign up to our mailing list below. For any questions contact us at email@example.com.