100 climate-neutral cities by 2030: A deep demonstration of rapid urban transformation

By 2050, 80% of Europe’s population will be urban. Globally, urban migration is projected to add 2.5 billion to urban populations by 2050, with almost 90% of this growth happening in Asia and Africa.

The challenge of urban growth, and the opportunities linked to effective responses, cannot be achieved through distant, long-term ambition and incremental steps; a willingness to embrace a rapid, transformative agenda and experiment across multiple city systems is essential to any meaningful transition.

EIT Climate-KIC is designing a ‘Deep Demonstration’ of what these systems-wide transitions could be like – called Healthy, Clean Cities – working with an initial cohort of ten cities across Europe.


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Related Focus Area
Urban Transitions
Related Goal
Goal 2: Nurture nature-based resilience for cities