Getting Fit for 55 and beyond

17 March 2022

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WHAT: Getting Fit for 55 and beyond – Urban transformation for climate neutral cities – what does it take?
WHERE: Online event
WHEN: 29 March, 14.00 – 16.00 CET
HOST: Pascal Canfin MEP

From improving energy efficiency in buildings to spelling the end of fossil fuelled mobility, the Fit for 55 package is a historic opportunity for Europe to accelerate the transition to climate neutrality, push towards energy independence, and improve health and people’s well-being. At present, transport and building sectors account for 65% of the EU’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. Local level efforts are indispensable to achieve decarbonisation of these sectors, while ensuring a level playing field for cities to implement ambitious policies in line with the European Green Deal and the EU Climate Law.

Together with EU representatives and the Eurocities Mayors Alliance for the European Green Deal, we will dive into the Fit for 55 buildings and transport toolbox to discuss and identify:

  • critical policy drivers in the energy, buildings and mobility package to achieve the most impact on the ground
  • ways of working together between levels of government, citizens and the private sector to reduce fragmentation and accelerate the transition
  • good practices to address social equity and citizens participation aspects of the package

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                                                     DRAFT agenda
14.00 – 14.15 Opening remarks – Pascal Canfin


Keynote – Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon


14.15 – 15.00


Panel 1: Localising the energy transition and eradicating energy poverty: How to boost building renovations with and for citizens?

Jürgen Czernohorszky – Executive City Councillor for Climate, Environment, Democracy, Vienna

Kata Tüttő Deputy Mayor, Budapest

Mr Pekka Salmi, Deputy Mayor for Growth, Innovation and Competitiveness

Pierfrancesco Maran – Deputy Mayor, Milan

Ciaran Cuffe, MEP

Representative of forthcoming CZ presidency (tbc)

15.00-15.05 break
15.05 – 15.55



Panel 2: From shared ambition to shared responsibility: How can we fast-track sustainable and zero-emission mobility in cities and metropolitan areas?

Jean-Claude Dardelet, Deputy Mayor of Toulouse

Ivan Ivanković, the city’s head of Energy & Climate

Inese Andersone, Head of the City development committee, Riga

Arno Bonte, Deputy Mayor of Rotterdam

Karima Delli, MEP


15.55 – 16.00 Closing

Filipe Araújo –Chair of Eurocities Environment Forum, and Deputy Mayor, Porto

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Alex Godson Eurocities Writer