Change can be difficult, and contemplating the climate crisis can be hard. But we believe that we need to lean into this transition and use it as a force for good. This is an opportunity to reconsider what we value, and how we’d like to live, work and interact with each other – all the while creating new jobs and business models.
Cities are in a prime position to test new ways of working and living. Not only do they account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions and are home to 75% of EU citizens, they are also centres of economic activity, knowledge generation, innovation and new technologies. Throughout history, cities have often been at the forefront of change and innovation, and now is no exception. We believe in cities and will work with them to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all the while ensuring decarbonisation efforts are equitable and contribute to the well-being of European communities.