The partnership that is currently under development in JPI Urban Europe is outlined in the report’s foreword: “With the introduction of a mission-oriented approach and the Mission area on ‘Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities’, the European Commission is proposing a new and ambitious way of working in order to achieve 100 climate neutral cities by 2030 and to pave the way for all European cities to become climate neutral by 2050. The launch of a European Partnership on ‘Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future’ (DUT) and of the New European Bauhaus initiative will provide more opportunities to imagine, plan and build the cities of the future.” You can read about JPI Urban Europe’s role on page 23 and the SET-plan for 100 Positive Energy Districts on page 25.
“This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities to help them accelerate their transition towards sustainability and climate neutrality. These actions, together with urban related policies across the European Commission Services, contribute to the implementation of targets of international frameworks (such as the COP21 Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs), the UN Habitat III new Urban Agenda) to which cities, have committed and which will help deliver on the European Green Deal objectives. The report maps city related actions, initiatives, platforms and networks funded under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, highlighting their impact on urban environments and their contribution to advancing urban policies. It also maps new city policy priorities and future trends under Horizon Europe. In particular, it provides an EU quantitative knowledge base on innovative urban policies and planning, for decision makers, urban planners and practitioners, strengthening the science-policy-private sector interface.” Read the full text and access the report here.