Cities as a Test Bed for Climate Neutrality: €32 million in Support for EU Cities Mission Pilot Cities

2022-09-05T12:00:19+02:00

NetZeroCities is launching 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 opens on September 5 and 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 help cities as they test out locally tailored actions towards a climate transition. Selected cities [...]

Cities as a Test Bed for Climate Neutrality: €32 million in Support for EU Cities Mission Pilot Cities2022-09-05T12:00:19+02:00

City-Driven Solutions for Climate Neutrality: NetZeroCities City Panels

2022-08-25T08:03:38+02:00

More than 100 cities from all 27 EU Member States – and 12 cities from other countries – are on the road to achieving Climate Neutrality within the next 8 years. Peer to peer exchange and mutual learning between these ambitious cities are two of the most important elements driving the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities. To accelerate this exchange and enable all European cities to become climate-neutral, NetZeroCities has created two City Panels, already at the center of a dynamic test environment that is paving the way for the latest strategies in the movement towards climate [...]

City-Driven Solutions for Climate Neutrality: NetZeroCities City Panels2022-08-25T08:03:38+02:00

Call for Pilot Cities – Prepare for the opening of the call in September

2022-09-05T08:26:30+02:00

On 5 September 2022, we will be launching a Call for Pilot Cities. The Pilot Cities programme will test and implement innovative approaches to rapid decabornisation over a two-year period. The selection of pilots will cover all thematic areas contributing to climate neutrality to ensure systemic transformation. Selected pilot cities will receive funding and hands-on assistance from the NZC Consortium partners. Cities interested in this Call for Pilot Cities are encouraged to join the series of webinars organised by NetZeroCities on different aspects related to the call: 27 June 2022 - 14:00 - 16:00: Ambition, approach, application 4 July 2022 [...]

Call for Pilot Cities – Prepare for the opening of the call in September2022-09-05T08:26:30+02:00

Let’s Go! Climate Neutral & Smart Cities Mission Kick Off Event

2022-06-17T08:46:12+02:00

On 13 June, NetZeroCities and the European Commission hosted the Let’s Go! Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Kick-off, an event that brought together the 112 cities selected to participate in the Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, the European Commission 'Climate Neutral and Smart Cities' Mission team and the NetZeroCities consortium with the aim of facilitating contacts and experience sharing between cities, and introducing them to the services provided by NetZeroCities, the Mission Platform. The spotlight event, organised at BluePoint in Brussels, kicked off with a video presenting the 112 Cities Mission and the challenge ahead, followed [...]

Let’s Go! Climate Neutral & Smart Cities Mission Kick Off Event2022-06-17T08:46:12+02:00

City Needs, Drivers and Barriers towards Climate Neutrality

2022-04-23T07:55:20+02:00

NetZeroCities has published the report City Needs, Drivers and Barriers Towards Climate Neutrality that compiles the experiences of a sample of 64 participating cities from 22 EU Member States and 3 Associated Countries in the fight for climate neutrality. The cities represented, cover a wide range of population sizes and are at different stages of the climate neutrality journey. Through ten focus group discussions with city representatives, the NZC team analysed the reasons for why a city would like to become climate neutral (drivers), the difficulties hindering the journey (barriers) and the components an enabling environment should have (needs). The insights [...]

City Needs, Drivers and Barriers towards Climate Neutrality2022-04-23T07:55:20+02:00

NetZeroCities at the High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions

2022-03-23T15:37:45+01:00

On 21 March 2022 the NetZeroCities team was present at the High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions that took place at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris and online. The conference was dedicated to the newly launched EU Missions that aim to tackle some of the main challenges we are facing today: adapting to climate change, beating cancer, restoring oceans and waters, living in climate-neutral and smart cities, and ensuring soils’ health. In the morning NetZeroCities representatives joined the workshop Cities - Establish more than 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030 and encourage all other [...]

NetZeroCities at the High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions2022-03-23T15:37:45+01:00

NZC will be present at the High-level Event on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions

2022-04-22T11:21:17+02:00

In the context of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) is holding a High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions on 21 March 2022 at the Iena Palace in Paris and online.  This conference will be dedicated to the EU missions, a new element of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme launched by the European Commission in September 2021. The five EU missions aim at providing concrete solutions to tackle some of the greatest challenges we are facing today: adapting to climate change, beating cancer, [...]

NZC will be present at the High-level Event on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions2022-04-22T11:21:17+02:00

Over 180 applications from 25 countries received to join the NetZeroCities City Panels

2022-02-22T11:35:29+01:00

NetZeroCities has received over 180 applications from 25 countries to join the City Panels that will help shape the tools and services cities will use in their journey towards climate neutrality. The project has received 106 applications for the Strategic Panel and 74 for the Practitioner Panel. The reasons expressed to participate in the city panels and the level of ambition and commitment to climate neutrality shown in the applications received are truly encouraging. The project looks forward to work with the selected applicants to help cities reach net zero and thereby support the EU Mission on 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart [...]

Over 180 applications from 25 countries received to join the NetZeroCities City Panels2022-02-22T11:35:29+01:00
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