25 cities set to receive further EU support for innovative climate projects

2024-05-06T12:13:30+02:00

News from NetZeroCities - the platform supporting the EU’s Mission of “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030” - for immediate release: Twenty-five cities committed to become climate neutral as part of the EU Cities Mission are on course to receive further EU support for ambitious climate-related projects, aimed at accelerating progress towards their 2030 goal. Through Horizon Europe, the EU’s key research and innovation programme, the cities from across the EU and in associated countries of Horizon Europe will benefit from over 14 million Euros in total to become ‘Pilot Cities’, acting as innovation hubs as they test solutions for rapid decarbonisation. The grants, awarded in packages of 500,000-600,000, [...]

25 cities set to receive further EU support for innovative climate projects2024-05-06T12:13:30+02:00

Ambitious cities invited to connect with peers and apply to EU Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Twinning Learning Programme

2024-04-08T09:02:15+02:00

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From today (8 April), cities across the EU and Horizon Europe-associated countries are invited to apply to join the EU Cities Mission’s peer exchange programme and speed up their journey towards climate neutrality.   Facilitated by NetZeroCities, the consortium currently managing the Cities Mission platform, the Twinning Learning Programme will pair applicants with second cohort of ‘Pilot Cities’ on the Mission, who act as innovation hubs, to pursue activities related to rapid decarbonisation.  Cities are twinned according to common circumstances and challenges, allowing them to benefit from each other’s knowledge and experience. In turn, this shared [...]

Ambitious cities invited to connect with peers and apply to EU Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Twinning Learning Programme2024-04-08T09:02:15+02:00

More European cities reach milestone on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission

2024-03-25T17:32:19+01:00

At a ceremony in Brussels, 23 cities – all part of the EU Cities Mission – received a ‘Mission Label’, following the submission of their Climate City Contract or CCC, which defines the city’s climate commitments, action plan, and investment strategy to become climate neutral by 2030.  Detailed CCC documents also include input from citizens and stakeholders – a key part of the process of engagement that continues after submission, as the city advances towards its climate goals and the CCC is developed further.  The labels are a recognition of the city’s plans by the European Commission, which it is hoped [...]

More European cities reach milestone on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission2024-03-25T17:32:19+01:00

26 Cities to Receive Additional EU Support on Climate-neutral Journey

2024-01-23T16:10:24+01:00

The ambition of EU Mission Cities to reach their climate targets by 2030 has been given another important boost through Horizon Europe, the EU’s key research and innovation programme, and NetZeroCities, with new funding of up to 1.5 million Euros and access to expert support. Twenty-six cities from across the EU and in associated countries of Horizon Europe will benefit from nearly 15 million Euros in total to become ‘Pilot Cities’, acting as innovation hubs as they test solutions for rapid decarbonisation. The grants, awarded in packages of 500,000-600,000, 1 Million, or 1.5 Million Euros, will support Pilot Cities’ exploratory activities [...]

26 Cities to Receive Additional EU Support on Climate-neutral Journey2024-01-23T16:10:24+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

Dozens of Twin Cities across Europe to receive support and join the EU’s drive to 100+ climate-neutral cities

2024-04-15T16:40:21+02:00

Forty cities from across Europe have been announced as NetZeroCities’ first cohort of Twin Cities, joining the growing network of cities engaging with the EU’s Cities Mission to make more than 100 cities climate neutral by 2030.  The successful applicant cities, which include seven from Associated Countries of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will now be matched with a Pilot City or cluster of cities already innovating and piloting decarbonisation activities as part of the Cities Mission.  The NetZeroCities Twinning Programme ensures that progress on climate has a ripple effect, with success in one city paving the way for [...]

Dozens of Twin Cities across Europe to receive support and join the EU’s drive to 100+ climate-neutral cities2024-04-15T16:40:21+02:00

Press Release – Open call for Twin Cities to Accelerate Climate Neutrality

2024-03-08T13:55:22+01:00

May 3, 2023: A new Twinning Programme is poised to support cities in getting to climate neutrality – one that will team cities up according to shared challenges, opportunities, and emissions domains as they make the systemic changes needed to get to net zero. This call is open to cities based in EU Member states or Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. The definition of the persons or categories of persons which are eligible to apply: local authorities or city administrations. Any city can apply, selected as one of the 100+12 Mission Cities or not.  The call will pair selected cities with NetZeroCities [...]

Press Release – Open call for Twin Cities to Accelerate Climate Neutrality2024-03-08T13:55:22+01:00

Getting to Climate Neutrality: 53 Pilot Cities Offer a Path Toward Transformation

2023-04-07T11:11:40+02:00

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 [...]

Getting to Climate Neutrality: 53 Pilot Cities Offer a Path Toward Transformation2023-04-07T11:11:40+02:00

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

2023-04-07T11:06:16+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 Cities2023-04-07T11:06:16+02:00

The European Commission announces the 100 selected cities to join the Cities Mission

2023-04-07T10:50:46+02:00

Today, the European Commission published the list of the 100 EU cities that have been selected to be part of the EU Mission for 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030, also known as the Cities Mission. The designated cities come from all 27 EU countries, with 12 additional cities coming from countries associated or with the potential of being associated to Horizon Europe. These cities were selected from among 362 eligible cities that expressed an interest in becoming climate-neutral by 2030. The Cities Mission will now work with different stakeholders to ensure that the designated cities reach climate neutrality [...]

The European Commission announces the 100 selected cities to join the Cities Mission2023-04-07T10:50:46+02:00
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