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100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the Citizens

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05 October 2021
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What are EU Missions?

EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030 .

They will deliver impact by putting research and innovation into a new role, combined with new forms of governance and collaboration, as well as by engaging citizens.

Reaching 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030 is the objective identified by the Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities. A Mission in this area would support, promote and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate neutrality by 2030 and make these cities into experimentation and innovation hubs for all cities.

Cities are the place where decarbonisation strategies for energy, transport, buildings and even industry and agriculture coexist and intersect. The climate emergency must be tackled within cities and by engaging citizens who are not only political actors in a governance structure, but also users, producers, consumers and owners. Through a multi-level and co-creative process formalised in a Climate City Contract, adjusted to the realities of each city, the Mission is fully anchored on the European Green Deal Strategy to make Europe climate neutral by 2050.

Watch an open Webex discussion about the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission here:

Factsheet for Cities Mission:

Implementation Plan for the Cities Mission:

Link to Cities Mission webpage: