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European City Calculator: Prospective modelling tool supporting public authorities in reaching climate neutrality

Objective

In order for Europe’s transition towards climate neutrality to succeed, cities need to be in the driving seat. European cities are at the forefront in addressing climate change, with many having committed to develop and implement SEAPs/SECAPs through initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors. Many cities have also committed to become climate-neutral by 2050 or even earlier. Yet, despite ambitious short- and long-term commitments, only few cities have managed to translate plans into concrete implementation strategies with tangible decarbonisation pathways. In transitioning towards climate neutrality, cities have to overcome complex challenges that cannot be tackled with a business-as-usual approach. For this, cities need to be equipped with tools, information and skills that empower them to become local transition leaders.
This is where EUCityCalc comes into play. Its objective is to support public authorities in planning towards climate neutrality through the prospective modelling approach of the European City Calculator webtool. The European City Calculator is an open-source, prospective modelling tool providing cities with a sectoral outlook on the type and ambition of measures they can take to achieve a transition towards climate neutrality. As a flexible model adapted to territorial specificities and reflecting the city governance, it supports cities in designing tailored transition pathways and policy scenarios.
With the webtool at its core, EUCityCalc will support 10 pilot cities - Riga, Dijon Métropole, Mantova, Zdar, Palmela, Sesimbra, Setubal, Koprivnica, Varazdin, Virovitica - in developing and implementing scientifically robust, detailed and integrated pathways and scenarios towards climate neutrality. Through peer-to-peer learning, a multifaceted capacity-building and training programme and the engagement of local stakeholders in expert working groups, EUCityCalc will empower cities in devising a clear and concrete roadmap towards climate neutrality.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-2
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Coordinator

ENERGY CITIES/ENERGIE-CITES ASSOCIATION
Address
Chemin De Palente 2
25000 Besancon
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 392 097,50

Participants (10)

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 425
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
CLIMACT SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 288 106,25
Address
Place De L Universite 16
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARBON MARKET WATCH
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 203 228,75
Address
Rue D'albanie 117
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
"RIGA MUNICIPAL AGENCY ""RIGA ENERGY AGENCY"""
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 75 296,25
Address
Maza Jauniela 5
1539 Riga
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI MANTOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 973,75
Address
Via Roma 39
46100 Mantova
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DIJON METROPOLE
France
EU contribution
€ 124 021,25
Address
40, Avenue Du Drapeau
21000 Dijon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENCIA DE ENERGIA E AMBIENTE DA ARRABIDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 159 088,75
Address
Avenida Belo Horizonte Edificio Escarpas Santos Nicolau
2910 422 Setubal
Activity type
Other
MESTO ZDAR NAD SAZAVOU
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 78 035
Address
Zizkova 227/1
59101 Zdar Nad Sazavou
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SDRUZENI ENERGETICKYCH MANAZERU MEST A OBCI ZS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 126 926,25
Address
Tyrsovo Namesti 68
412 01 Litomerice
Activity type
Other
REGIONALNA ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA SJEVER
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 158 372,50
Address
Miroslava Krleze 81
48000 Koprivnica
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)