Cities, policymakers and governments worldwide join forces to find solutions for their urban transitions.
04 July 2023, 10:00-11:00am CEST, online
EN, FR and AR interpretation will be available
Mission Innovation is a global initiative catalysing a decade of action and investment in research, development and demonstration to make clean energy affordable, attractive and accessible for all. This will accelerate progress towards the Paris Agreement goals and pathways to net zero.
The Urban Transitions Mission, one of the seven missions of Mission Innovation, mobilises a Global Innovation Alliance of partners, and national governments to support cities globally to develop, pilot, and scale innovative solutions and approaches prioritizing climate-neutral and net-zero pathways. The Urban Transitions Mission is co-led by the European Commission, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, and JPI Urban Europe.
A first cohort of 50 cities is already engaging with the Urban Transition Mission, which is currently in an open call inviting 250 pioneering cities worldwide to join by 2024 – deadline 21 August.
The Urban Transitions Mission Centre is supporting the activities of the Urban Transitions Mission enabling a wide international knowledge and practice network of cities and urban stakeholders and driving urban transitions globally. It offers a global platform that promotes urban sustainability strengthening links among policy, implementation, and funding via exchanges that transcend national and world regions’ borders.
The webinar on 04 July 2023 (10:00 to 11:00 am CEST), jointly organised by UTM, UTMC and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), will provide insights on the latest advancement of the Urban Transitions Mission and on the opportunity to join the city cohort – further information on the call, open until 21st August is available here: Join The Cohort – UTM (urbantransitionsmission.org) – Frequently asked questions (FAQ) by, and for cities here
The webinar will also introduced the newly launched Urban Transitions Mission Centre platform. Developed in support of the Urban Transitions Mission, The Urban Transitions Mission Centre is a global platform that promotes urban sustainability and facilitates climate-neutral transitions. The UTMC helps cities to bridge knowledge and capacity gaps by linking cities with policy, implementation, and funding solutions via exchanges that transcend national and world Regions’ borders.
Building on the European Mission for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, the UTMC supports the activities of the Urban Transitions Mission of Mission Innovation, and it enables a wide international knowledge and practice network of cities and urban stakeholders that helps drive transitions globally. It will enable cities to build their capacity in a networking environment with access to knowledge and tools on urban systems integration, technology developments, successful policies, investment and funding opportunities, as well as the cobenefits, mistakes and trade-offs that cities encounter in the pathway towards a net-zero urban environment.
For more information and to access the platform visit: UTMC – UTM (urbantransitionsmission.org)
You can find the draft agenda here.