Accelerating transition: how cities and regions make a difference!


On the 7th of December 2019, the C-Track 50 project – putting regions on track for carbon neutrality by 2050 will be featured at the COP25 in Madrid.

Close cooperation among all levels of government and civil society is essential to achieve carbon neutrality. The success of transition depends on the ability to scale-up low-carbon solutions, and this will only be accomplished through involving sub-national authorities.

What are the most effective and cost-efficient solutions for emissions reductions in cities? Is scaling up existing climate solutions enough? What kind of governance framework is needed to support transition? How can cities’ climate mitigation efforts be accounted for systematically in, for example, national reporting?

On 7 December, a COP25 Side Event will draw on key insights from Horizon 2020 projects, the Nordic Green to Scale for Cities and Communities report, and the Talanoa Dialogues, and will feature representatives reporting first-hand on strategic and policy actions to scale-up solutions and strengthen multi-level collaboration.

ICLEI Europe is co-organising the session alongside ICLEI Member Cascais (Portugal), the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, and the EU Committee of Regions, under the umbrella of the C-Track 50 project.


Interested in C-Track 50 and Carbon Neutrality? Join the webinar “Long-Term Energy Planning for Carbon Neutrality in EU Cities and Regions” on the 18th of December!