With the European Climate Law, the EU is committing to carbon neutrality by 2050.
To this end, it is necessary to urgently work on cities and their strategies as cities are one of the main sources of pollution.
Actually, today cities occupy a small slice of land, just 4% of the EU area, but they have about 75% of its population. This share was just 58% in 1960, obviously this trend pushes the Cities energy consumption, making them responsible for more than 70% of CO2 emissions.
Consequently, Cities need support to act quickly and urgently to reduce carbon emissions and to mitigate them.
CLIMABOROUGH proposes to adopt a community-based approach, involving 14 cities from 12 countries, built on the assumption:
“The main obstacle to climate transition is not a lack of climate-friendly and smart technologies, but the capacity to implement them”
Thus, some of the most important needs of cities are related to exploit the existing and to improve their capacity to involve their communities to improve their urban planning and design strategies.
However, just a few cities have precise and complete urban planning frameworks oriented to achieve climate neutrality by 2030, making urgent and fundamental to improve the peer-to-peer exchange between cities to learn from each other and increase the effectiveness and impacts of their climate neutral strategies.
CLIMABOROUGH provides then tools to cities to improve their capacity to identify, procure and deploy climate neutral services, making them compliant and synchronized with their urban planning strategies.