DEEDS Policy Brief Cities

Research and Innovation Needs to Decarbonise European Cities

Sustainable and inclusive decarbonisation of European cities is a pre-requisite for achieving carbon neutrality at the EU level. As melting pots and demand hubs, cities are responsible for a majority of greenhouse gas emissions. For a transition towards zero-carbon cities, in the EU as elsewhere, a holistic approach and extensive collaboration is needed that can move city action beyond simply increasing the number of localized low-carbon solutions. This DEEDS Policy Brief outlines key features of EU research and innovation needs and proposes policy measures to promote zero-carbon European cities.

Authors

R. E. Engström, KTH

F. Fuso-Nerini, KTH

C. Cassen, CIRED-CNRS

S. Luh, PSI

V. Viguié, CIRED-CNRS

T. Kober, PSI

P. Deane, UCC

M. Hamdi-Chérif, SMASH

Publication Date

29.04.2020