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Mission in progress: Join the Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 2023

Date

23 Jun 2023

Sections

Climate & Environment

23 June 2023 - Brussels, Belgium

Join NetZeroCities for the Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 2023 taking place in Brussels on June 27, 2023. Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to explore progress on the EU Mission: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities alongside Mission City mayors, political representatives and practitioners, as well as the European Commission and national authorities. 

The conference will convene at Maison de la Poste, Tour et Taxis, Brussels. On 27 June, the conference will begin with a keynote speech delivered by Marc Lemaître, Director-General DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. This will be followed by the following panel sessions:

  • Impulse Statements: Cities as Frontrunners of the Climate Transition
  • Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030: A Political Reality Check
  • The European Green Deal at Local Level: Challenges and Co-benefits

After lunch, the afternoon will split into two tracks, one dedicated to politicians and one tailored to city practitioners.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku
  • Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj Napoca
  • Anna Lisa Boni, Deputy Mayor of Bologna | Coordinator of the Italian Mission Cities
  • Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General, DG Environment | Cities Mission Manager
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
  • Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Chair of the Cities Mission Board
  • Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo
  • Dovydas Kaminskas, Mayor of Tauragė
  • André Sobczak, Secretary General, Eurocities
  • Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President, European Commission
  • Barbara Trachte, State Secretary for the Economic Transition and Scientific Research, Brussels Capital Government
  • Rosalinde Van der Vlies, Director Clean Planet, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission | Deputy Mission Manager

Find a detailed programme here.

To register your attendance, please contact katherine.peinhardt@iclei.org


About NetZeroCities: NetZeroCities is a project consortium consisting of 33 partners from 27 European countries, managing the EU Cities Mission platform. The project supports the 112 European cities known as the Mission Cities in drastical

ly reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to achieve climate neutrality. The EU Cities Mission supports the European Green Deal in building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future through research and innovation.ly reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to achieve climate neutrality. The EU Cities Mission supports the European Green Deal in building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future through research and innovation.

Press contact: 

Katherine Peinhardt                            

Officer, Strategic Communications                 

ICLEI Europe                           

Email: katherine.peinhardt@iclei.org                          

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036519. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036519. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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