Mar 1, 2023: Fifty-three cities from across twenty-one European Union and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries have been invited to embark upon unprecedented climate action, through the NetZeroCities Pilot Cities Programme managed by the Mission Platform of the EU Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities (EU Cities Mission). These Pilot Cities are setting the urban climate transition on a new trajectory. They will implement systemic and locally designed innovative actions that span multiple areas, from buildings to waste, and levers of change, including governance, finance and policy. Pilot Cities will experiment with new ways to rapidly decarbonise over the course of a [...]
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14 November Update: The deadline is now extended until 17 November at 12:00 noon CET. Thank you for your patience as the technical team works through technical issues on the submission platform. The system will come back online on Monday November 14 at 20:00 CET. To support applicants, we have extended the application deadline until Thursday November 17 at 12:00 CET. On 5 September, NetZeroCities opened a Call to join its Pilot Cities Programme, a groundbreaking programme that tests new approaches to reaching climate neutrality goals across cities in Europe. As part of the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and [...]
On 5 September, NetZeroCities launched a groundbreaking programme that tests new approaches to reaching climate neutrality goals across cities in Europe. This Pilot Cities Programme is part of the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities (“EU Cities Mission”), providing €32 million in grants and hands-on support to cities. The call invites applications from all cities that are committing to the objectives of the EU Cities Mission and are located in EU Member States and Associated Countries. The Pilot Cities programme will identify and support European cities to test and implement innovative approaches to rapid decarbonisation. The Pilot Cities Programme will [...]
NetZeroCities is launching two City Panels to give cities the chance to provide direct input and help shape the project’s products, services and processes. The European Commission recently launched the Mission on 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030 (“Cities Mission”) and is now calling for Expressions of Interest from cities to join the Mission. The NetZeroCities project supports the Cities Mission and select cities who have joined the Mission on their journey to achieve 2030 climate neutrality through a variety of forms, including the Climate City Contract process, a One-Stop-Shop Platform with tailor-made support services, and local pilots [...]
The EU’s Mission “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” has launched its Call for expression of Interest ! The Call for Expression of Interest will allow cities to state their interest in becoming climate-neutral by 2030 as part of the Mission and to submit information about their current situation, ongoing work and future plans as regards climate neutrality. The objective is to deliver 100 climate neutral and smart cities by 2030. The Deadline for registration is the 31th of January 2022. In order to ease the comprehension of the Mission “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030”,the European Commission has made available an [...]
COP26, which took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021, is the world's leading climate change summit, bringing together more than 190 world leaders and hundreds of thousands of government representatives, businesses and citizens in Glasgow. The summit aimed to accelerate action towards achieving the goals of the Paris agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Cities are central to this goal, as they are centers of economic activity, knowledge generation, innovation and new technologies. They influence the quality of life of citizens who live or work in them and are major contributors to global challenges. In [...]