Striving towards a greener Europe in urban areas

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 31 May 2021

EU institutions, Member-States, regions and cities have stressed the importance of the energy transition and climate adaptation at an urban level for many years now.

To accelerate these transitions, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 12 November 2021.

The key goals of the conference are to speed up actions to reach the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Role of the Urban Agenda

The Urban Agenda for the EU promotes cooperation between Member States, cities, the European Commission, and other stakeholders in order to stimulate growth, liveability, and innovation in EU cities.

Two Urban Agenda Partnerships – Energy Transition and Climate Adaptation – will help urban practitioners to improve climate adaption through increased energy efficiency in urban areas.

An article from the Urban Agenda called ‘Striving Towards a Greener Europe’ features examples of how urban areas can become more climate friendly and presents some of the key initiatives of the two partnerships.

Key topics include:

  • A framework for greener cities;
  • Gaining access to high-quality data on climate change for local policy design;
  • Developing a local ecosystem to adapt to climate change;
  • Overcoming local barriers for solar energy production;
  • Supporting city stakeholders.

Find the full article attached at the bottom of this page.

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