100 European Union cities commit to full decarbonization by 2030
Under a new initiative from the European Commission, one hundred cities have publicly committed to reducing their emissions to zero by the end of the decade.
Lisbon is one of the 100 cities to pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030 | Carlos Costa/AFP via Getty Images
The new scheme received over 370 proposals, and 100 cities were selected based on their plans' solidity and willingness to meet the goal. The list includes cities like Lisbon, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Paris, and Milan, as well as others whose countries have been slower to take climate action, like Łódź, and Budapest. In addition, twelve non-EU cities, including Glasgow, Sarajevo, and Istanbul, were also chosen to participate.
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- Establish 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030;
- Ensure that these cities act as experimentation and innovation centers so that all European cities can follow their example by 2050.
- European Commission
- European Green Deal
- European Union
- Climate action
- Zero emissions