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Building Capacities for the Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission

Project description

Supporting national authorities in the transition towards climate-neutral cities

Cities take up only 4 % of the EU’s land area. However, they are home to three quarters of EU citizens and account for more than 70 % of global CO2 emissions. Without a doubt, climate-neutral cities are vital in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal and making European cities sustainable and inclusive. In this context, the EU-funded CapaCITIES project is supporting national authorities in improving their measures and conditions for cities to become climate neutral. With its consortium of 15 European countries committed to implementing national change processes, CapaCITIES will empower public authorities to exchange knowledge with, learn from and inspire each other in the transition towards climate-neutral cities.

Objective

CapaCITIES will shape a European environment conducive to urban climate neutrality transitions for national, regional and local authorities. The project aims to initiate and strengthen national change processes by establishing national networks and governance structures and by providing dedicated support for public authorities to put enabling conditions and measures for cities in place for achieving the cities mission. To achieve this ambition, the CapaCITIES consortium represents 15 European countries who have committed to initiative and strengthen national change processes by ministerial or other high political level. CapaCITIES thereby build on a well-established network of national authorities (national ministries and agencies responsible for urban transition) with its relevant urban stakeholder organisations beyond the consortium partners and countries. To all project partners CapaCITIES offers dedicated services to in support of national change process. First, a transnational alliance for public authorities to exchange, learn and inspire each other in their transition towards climate neutral cities. Second, support in prototyping innovative multi-level and cross sector governance structures. Third, thematic capacity building for public authorities and support in taking effective local action and fourth, strategic synergies and access to other initiatives that address the climate neutral and smart cities mission.

Coordinator

UNITATEA EXECUTIVA PENTRU FINANTAREA INVATAMANTULUI SUPERIOR A CERCETARII DEZVOLTARII SI INOVARII
Net EU contribution
€ 155 925,00
Address
STR D I MENDELEEV 21-25
010362 Bucuresti
Romania

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
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Total cost
€ 155 925,00

Participants (33)

Partners (25)