OUT NOW! #CitiesofTOMORROW Roadmaps to Climate Neutrality

Cities of Tomorrow Roadmaps to Climate Neutrality

The TOMORROW project's main aim was for its six cities to develop 2050 transition roadmaps together with citizens and other local stakeholder, serving as pilots for the transition of European territories.

This month, the TOMORROW project has just come to a close. And as expected, each city has developed its own unique Roadmap, product of a three-year process to mobilise their citizens in the energy transition and get key stakeholders on board. 

At the end of the day, the Roadmaps developed are just the tip of the iceberg. The most essential lessons rest in how they were developed: everything that went on beneath the surface that enabled these Roadmaps to emerge. Each Roadmap describes the process thoroughly, highlighting that this was a co-creative process. The transition teams and engagement processes that lie behind the Roadmaps are thus the main achievements that need to be built on. These are what guarantee that the cities will continue to design just and inclusive energy transitions. And that local population and stakeholders remain a core part of the process. 

Nevertheless, the Roadmaps are an important outcome of the project. Especially since for most cities, local politicians have endorsed them and intend to integrate them in the process of developing, reviewing and improving their city's Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans for 2030. 

For some cities, these process of designing these Roadmaps have even pushed them to raise their ambitions. Brest and Brasov renewed their Covenant of Mayors commitments to 2050 - Brasov even pledged to reducing emissions by 55% for 2030. And Dublin and Valencia have advanced their target of climate neutrality by 2030. The Roadmaps themselves will tell their stories. Find them all in our Transition Toolbox.

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