Warm energy at icy Stockholm Spring School

2024-05-07T07:46:39+02:00

There was a lot of warm energy in the room at Stockholm Spring School on 24–26 April. This was much appreciated since the city did not show its most welcoming weather to the visiting representatives from all around Europe. At the NetZeroCities Spring School, organised by Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), representatives from about 25 of the 112 Mission Cities were present. Earlier editions of the Seasonal School have taken place in Spain, Italy and Hungary.   The Spring School took place at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology hosted by [...]

Warm energy at icy Stockholm Spring School2024-05-07T07:46:39+02:00

Towards Climate Neutrality: Insights from NetZeroCities’ Pilot Cities Bootcamp

2024-04-03T10:25:40+02:00

Author: Elisa Abrantes: elisa.abrantes@climate-kic.org The second cohort of cities taking part in the Pilot Cities Programme kicked off their two-year run as Pilot Cities at the NetZeroCities Bootcamp in Milan, on the 20 – 21 March. The NetZeroCities Consortium hosted representatives from the 26 cities at the Politecnico di Milano, where the sunny 20°C weather showed early signs of Spring. The Bootcamp is an essential first step in the Pilot Cities Programme, putting cities at the centre of what they want their projects to achieve and learn, helping them refine their Pilot City proposals, and connecting them to their overall [...]

Towards Climate Neutrality: Insights from NetZeroCities’ Pilot Cities Bootcamp2024-04-03T10:25:40+02:00

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

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

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

NetZeroCities and Mission Cities closed the 2023 edition of the European Conference on Energy Transition

2023-07-13T17:36:33+02:00

From 23rd May to 25th May 2023, the Assises Européennes de la transition Énergétique Conference gathered European city representatives, members of the European Commission, stakeholders, and national and multi-national organisations from the public and private sectors in Mission City Bordeaux. The three-day conference convened over four thousand participants to listen, discuss, and dive into the necessities of an accelerated and just energy transition under the umbrella theme of “Acting together towards carbon neutrality in 2050”. The conference focused on concrete solutions to reach climate neutrality, addressing factors such as accounting, consumption and lifestyles, carbon sequestration, taxation, urban planning and land use [...]

NetZeroCities and Mission Cities closed the 2023 edition of the European Conference on Energy Transition2023-07-13T17:36:33+02:00

NetZeroCities and Mission Cities from across Europe will close this year’s edition of the European Conference on Energy Transition

2023-05-17T14:05:21+02:00

The 24th edition of the European Conference on Energy Transition will be held on 23-25 May 2023 in Bordeaux Métropole, one of the 112 cities that are part of the EU Mission Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.  The event, entitled "Acting together towards carbon neutrality in 2050", will focus on concrete solutions to reach climate neutrality by addressing aspects such as accounting, consumption and lifestyles, carbon sequestration, taxation, urban planning and land use planning, citizen mobilization and governance, etc. The event will feature nearly 15 plenaries, debates, workshops, roundtables, testimonials, interviews and site visits to discuss possible pathways to move towards an [...]

NetZeroCities and Mission Cities from across Europe will close this year’s edition of the European Conference on Energy Transition2023-05-17T14:05:21+02:00

Save the Date – Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 2023

2023-06-23T14:37:11+02:00

We are excited to announce the second annual conference for the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission. This year, the European Commission and NetZeroCities invite Mission City mayors and practitioners, representatives of national and regional authorities, and others to connect and engage on Mission-critical concepts and ideas.   Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 2023  will be held in Brussels 26-27 June 2023. This invitation-only event is organised by the European Commission and NetZeroCities and will bring together political representatives and practitioners from the 112 Mission Cities to celebrate progress, share insights and inspiration.  Who is the conference for?  The first [...]

Save the Date – Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 20232023-06-23T14:37:11+02:00

NetZeroCities was at the Cities Forum in Torino

2023-04-02T09:44:24+02:00

NetZeroCities attended the 5th Cities Forum in Torino, Italy on 16 and 17 March. The event was an excellent opportunity to connect with Mission Cities representatives, as well as with other European cities engaging in a journey to climate neutrality. Organised by DG REGIO, the event brought together key urban stakeholders at the European, national, regional and local levels who are committed to a green and just future for cities. Our team had the opportunity to showcase our work with cities at a booth shared between the Cities Mission and the Adaptation Mission. Mission Cities at the forefront of transformation in [...]

NetZeroCities was at the Cities Forum in Torino2023-04-02T09:44:24+02:00

NetZeroCities at the Smart City Expo World Congress

2023-04-11T11:27:22+02:00

NZC was present at one of the leading international events on smart and sustainable cities "Cities will need to adopt a systemic and innovative approach to overcome the obstacles on the path to climate neutrality by 2030" was one of the key reflections shared during the Smart City Expo World Congress sessions in which NZC participated. The project was present at SCEWC from 15 to 17 November as part of the European Smart Cities and Communities joint presence of projects under the umbrella of the European Commission. Scalable Cities Secretariat and Smart Cities Marketplace brought together 30 European initiatives and projects, [...]

NetZeroCities at the Smart City Expo World Congress2023-04-11T11:27:22+02:00
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