Budapest Winter School: Engaging Cities in Climate Action

2023-12-05T08:48:48+01:00

Representatives from 19 Mission Cities will go into 2024 with renewed purpose and refreshed skills following a successful NetZeroCities Winter School in Budapest in late November. The 29 participants celebrated the opportunity to collaborate and share learning with contemporaries from across Europe, eager to transform their cities into models of sustainability and resilience. “The event was very informative, stimulating, and interactive. It deepened my understanding of the EU Cities Mission and process. I’m grateful for the organisation of such a meaningful event”, said one participant. Another said: “It was great to make contact with other cities and learn about the different [...]

Budapest Winter School: Engaging Cities in Climate Action2023-12-05T08:48:48+01:00

Krakow: Paving the way to climate neutrality

2023-11-15T11:49:31+01:00

Krakow, alongside several other prominent Polish cities, is dedicated to achieving climate neutrality through the EU’s Mission of “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030”, with support from NetZeroCities. Within the framework of the EU’s Cities Mission, these urban centres are diligently crafting their unique Climate City Contracts, which will serve as comprehensive blueprints for their individualised climate strategies. Warsaw, Rzeszów, Łódź, Wrocław and Krakow are also taking part in the NetZeroCitiesPilot CitiesProgramme. The cities have joined forces under the NEEST project to develop their Pilot Activity - a practical retrofit tool to curb emissions from buildings. The Pilot Cities [...]

Krakow: Paving the way to climate neutrality2023-11-15T11:49:31+01:00

EU Mission Label award can ‘unlock’ cities’ potential on climate neutrality

2023-11-14T19:14:36+01:00

"The first Mission Cities to secure the Mission Label is a milestone on their way to climate neutrality. We all know how big the challenge is and this key step is a sign of progress and momentum. The EU Mission Label has the power to significantly accelerate the climate transition journey for European Cities and unlock their potential.", says Thomas Osdoba, Director of the Mission Platform, NetZeroCities. After months of hard work and collaboration between Mission Cities, their local, regional, and, in some cases, national stakeholders—with the support of Mission platform partners across Europe—10 cities have had their Climate City Contracts [...]

EU Mission Label award can ‘unlock’ cities’ potential on climate neutrality2023-11-14T19:14:36+01:00

Engaging Public and Private Partners on Portal CCC Tools & Indicators

2023-10-03T18:59:30+02:00

Envisaging New Connections NetZeroCities supports cities as they commit to ambitious action to get to climate neutrality. In supporting cities to develop and enact ambitious climate action plans, the Cities Mission aims to stimulate new ways of working and connecting, across sectors and institutions. The Climate City Contract (CCC) model helps cities to engage with stakeholders and make systemic change possible – and the NetZeroCities Portal helps cities to put that model into action. With Mission Cities committed to engaging in the CCC process that incorporates many other aspects of their existing climate planning and reporting, we see a significant opportunity [...]

Engaging Public and Private Partners on Portal CCC Tools & Indicators2023-10-03T18:59:30+02:00

NetZeroCities Summer Schools: helping cities accelerate their climate transition

2023-08-01T16:17:51+02:00

“Inspiring and useful”, “the chance to tell your story”, “a pressure cooker experience on Climate City Contract relevant topics”, “good networking opportunities”, the kind of intensive training that really reduces the amount of extra work”…this is how Mission Cities refer to their experience participating in the first two NetZeroCities Summer Schools!  In June and July, some 60 Mission Cities representatives embarked on an intensive learning track to accelerate their way to 2030 climate neutrality. With two NetZeroCities Summer School sessions organised in Milan and Como, Italy, early June, and in Santander, Spain, mid-July, cities had the opportunity to join an exciting [...]

NetZeroCities Summer Schools: helping cities accelerate their climate transition2023-08-01T16:17:51+02:00

The EU Cities Mission Journey Newsletter #4

2023-07-18T17:29:01+02:00

The fourth EU Cities Mission Journey newsletter has been published and is available here. This fourth edition focuses on the Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 2023, the Call for Twin Cities, the first edition of the Summer School that took place in Milan and the different activities taking place in Mission Cities. The newsletter also showcases NetZeroCities resources, such as the Companion Guide for Civic Environment Mapping and the Transition Team Playbook, and provides an overview of recent events NetZeroCities participated in, as well as a list of upcoming events of interest. If you want to keep up [...]

The EU Cities Mission Journey Newsletter #42023-07-18T17:29:01+02:00

Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 2023

2023-07-17T14:11:56+02:00

One year has passed since the Let's Go! Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Kick Off Event  where pioneering cities started an unprecedented journey to become the first 112 climate-neutral cities by 2030. At the end of June, Mission Cities kept up the momentum as they convened for the second Cities Mission Conference. The Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 2023 was a chance to come together to exchange on their journeys to climate-neutrality. The conference was a poignant event for cities, with Dovydas Kaminskas, Mayor of Tauragė eloquently noting: “This is a problem-solving conference.” It was a space [...]

Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 20232023-07-17T14:11:56+02:00

The EU Cities Mission Journey Newsletter #3

2023-04-04T14:02:54+02:00

The third EU Cities Mission Journey newsletter has now been published. Read it here. This third edition focuses on the progress achieved by cities to date showcasing different initiatives and events organised by Mission Cities to advance their climate neutrality objective. The newsletter also highlights the results of the Pilot Cities call, presents the role of NetZeroCities Climate Neutral City Advisors and explains the concept of social innovation with a video. If you want to keep up to date with NetZeroCities news and events, subscribe to receive the newsletter in your inbox here!

The EU Cities Mission Journey Newsletter #32023-04-04T14:02:54+02:00

53 to Zero: How NetZeroCities Pilot Cities Are Scaling Up the Climate Transition

2023-04-07T11:12:04+02:00

Fifty-three cities are taking aim at the systemic challenge of rapidly and drastically reducing their emissions, paving the way for a climate-proof future in European cities by joining the NetZeroCities Pilot Cities Programme.  All of the selected cities have demonstrated their decarbonisation ambitions, as well as their plans to scale up their impact and create momentum locally and for other communities to reach climate neutrality. The Pilot Cities are located all across Europe. They represent twenty-one different European Union and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and were chosen out of 103 applications involving 159 cities.   What is most powerful about the planned [...]

53 to Zero: How NetZeroCities Pilot Cities Are Scaling Up the Climate Transition2023-04-07T11:12:04+02:00

City Advisors: Connecting the Dots for the Climate Transition

2024-03-13T11:43:53+01:00

Mission Cities are embarking on a remarkable journey to reach climate neutrality by 2030. But a growing group of Climate Neutral City Advisors are making sure that they aren’t doing so alone.   As the key contact point for Mission Cities, Climate Neutral City Advisors are a central part of the process of co-designing local roadmaps to climate neutrality by 2030 through Climate City Contracts. Together the City Advisors represent a wealth of experience in working directly with cities, which will come in handy as they work to connect cities and advise them as they commit to, implement, and invest [...]

City Advisors: Connecting the Dots for the Climate Transition2024-03-13T11:43:53+01:00
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