Trondheim is among the cities that the EU Cities Mission has selected for its major programme “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030”. This underscores Trondheim’s ambitions and activities towards becoming climate neutral by 2030 as an EU Mission City.
The EU Mission has selected 100 cities within the EU and 12 cities outside the EU. Overall 3 cities in Norway were chosen, namely Trondheim, Oslo, and Stavanger.
“Our urban areas are home to 75% of EU citizens. Globally, urban areas consume over 65% of the world’s energy, accounting for more than 70% of CO2 emissions. It is therefore important that cities act as experimentation and innovation ecosystems to help all others in their transition to become climate-neutral by 2050.”
The idea is that the 100 + 12 cities selected will lead the way and accelerate emission reduction by 2030 so that all European cities can become climate neutral by 2050.
Congratulations to Trondheim municipality, its Environmental Unit, the project +CityxChange, to Mayor Rita Ottervik, and the Trondheim team.
Now the job starts for all of us together.