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Decarb City Pipes 2050 - Transition roadmaps to energy efficient, zero-carbon urban heating and cooling

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 893509

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 894 032,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 894 032,50

Coordinated by:

UIV URBAN INNOVATION VIENNA GMBH

Austria

Objective

Climate urgency calls on all political levels to act more stringent and faster. This proposal is the first to unite cities across Europe to work out actionable, spatially differentiated transition roadmaps to decarbonise heating and cooling for buildings in 2050, taking up the challenge to phase out natural gas in heating.

Transitioning the sector to energy-efficient, renewable and zero-carbon solutions is key to meet the EU climate and energy targets. Given the long life-cycles of the grid infrastructures involved, there is an urgency to start the planning of this transition today. But how? What first? Which systems? How to govern this process? Increasing complexity of the energy system together with technological uncertainties require a high level of knowledge and skills to act wisely. Cities are ill-equipped for this. They lack capacity and skills as well as legal empowerment to act.

Decarb City Pipes 2050 showcases how local authorities can succeed in this challenge. Bilbao, Bratislava, Dublin, Munich, Rotterdam, Vienna and Winterthur, seven cities from frontrunners to beginners join forces to learn from each other and elaborate innovative responses together.
They explore pathways suitable for their local challenges and build up skills in the use of data, planning tools and instruments, techno-economic as well as process and transition management knowhow. In a participatory process with stakeholders, they develop tangible transition roadmaps, building up trust and commitment for its implementation along the way. In deep peer-to-peer exchanges, cities and utilities share knowledge to benefit from other perspectives, stages of advancement and planning traditions. Together, they will advocate for the needed changes to framework conditions.

Enriched by a distinguished advisory board, the project aims to empower >220 public officers and improve >50 policies. Ultimately, it strives to motivate and support >80 more cities to start the same roadmap process.

Coordinator

UIV URBAN INNOVATION VIENNA GMBH

Address

Operngasse 17-21
1040 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 387 875

Participants (10)

STADT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 149 475

GEMEENTE ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 196 727,50

CITY OF DUBLIN ENERGY MANAGEMENT AGENCY LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 188 405

HLAVNE MESTO SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY BRATISLAVA

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 33 250

AYUNTAMIENTO DE BILBAO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 184 455

LANDESHAUPTSTADT MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 190 010

STADT WINTERTHUR

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 169 935

ENERGY CITIES/ENERGIE-CITES ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 188 350

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 105 675

HOGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 99 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 893509

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 894 032,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 894 032,50

Coordinated by:

UIV URBAN INNOVATION VIENNA GMBH

Austria