Europe’s leading climate cities (Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Paris, Tallinn, Stavanger) are starting the AI4CITIES pre-commercial procurement project. Their aim is to procure together the development of breakthrough AI solutions that can accelerate the Cities’ transition to carbon neutrality. This is done in cooperation with a wider group of peers (Barcelona, Budapest, Egaleo, Lamia, Istanbul, Milan, Porto, Eurocities, Open and agile cities). The focus is on AI solutions for smart mobility and energy, as these two areas represent 24% resp. 58% of GHG emissions in cities.
The European Commission released its communication and timeline for the European Green Deal. Upgrading energy and climate targets along with new strategies and legislation for climate adaptation, air quality and biodiversity protection are amongst the measures ahead. While COP25 negotiations block on international carbon market rules, the EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives calls on the Parties of the Paris agreement to foster cooperation with cities and regional governments as the only way to deliver effective climate action and reverse global warming.
Today, the European Commission will present its European Green Deal – the EU’s plans to take action against climate change. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) strongly believes that policies to fight climate change must reflect the reality of consumers’ everyday lives as a starting point.
The Council today adopted a set of conclusions on the implementation by the EU of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are considered essential for ending poverty and ensuring a peaceful, healthy and secure life for current and future generations.
Join this discussion on Wednesday 19 February, at Autoworld Brussels. During the morning session we will talk about electrification for city deliveries and regional transport. In the afternoon will be discussed options that exist to power long-haul trucks.