The European Commission has launched five new EU missions aimed at tackling big challenges in health, climate and the environment, and to achieve what it calls ambitious and inspiring goals in these areas. One of which is the key global challenge: 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030.
Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, told ERTICO Network, “Today, we have launched five new missions. A mission is a new and innovative tool – a new way to work together within Horizon Europe. They are also an original concept in EU policy. The missions are commitments to solve some of the greatest challenges we are facing today: fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting the ocean, seas and waters, living in greener cities and ensuring healthy soil and food. It is a set of actions – research and innovation projects, policy measures and legislative initiatives, citizens’ involvement – to achieve concrete goals with large societal impact. We want to deliver solutions to key global challenges by 2030.”
In the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities mission, selected cities will involve their citizens in drawing up ‘Climate City Contracts’ to help reach climate neutrality by 2030.
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