Several EUROCITIES members took ambitious commitments to become low-carbon at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on 14 September 2018.
They signed specific pledges aimed at keeping global temperature rise to below 1.5℃.
Ten EUROCITIES members - Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Venice, and Warsaw, committed to develop and begin implementing ambitious climate action plans by 2020, in order to achieve the highest goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level and become emissions neutral by no later than 2050.
Ten EUROCITIES members - Barcelona, Birmingham, Copenhagen, London, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Rotterdam, and Warsaw – committed to green and healthy - streets, i.e. procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030.
Five EUROCITIES members - Copenhagen, London, Milan, Paris, and Rotterdam, cut the amount of waste generated by each citizen 15% by 2030, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incineration by 50% and increase the diversion rate to 70% by 2030.
Four EUROCITIES members - Copenhagen, London, Paris and Stockholm, committed to ensure all buildings in the cities, old or new, will meet net-zero carbon standards by 2050.
Four EUROCITIES members - Athens, Barcelona, Milan, and Paris, committed to increase action on community led development, inclusive climate action and infrastructure projects that achieve major environmental, health, social and economic benefits especially in low-income and vulnerable communities.
Finally, Uppsala was named global winner of WWF’s 2018 One Planet City Challenge. More information: https://bit.ly/2CVDepJ
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