Young in the City: Imagine the climate-neutral city of tomorrow

24.06.2020
By Marketplace Editorial
EIP-SCC news

EU Missions Youth Engagement Session: Mission Cities Registration

Register for the EU Missions Youth Engagement Session: Mission Cities and have your say on how the European Commission is acting to support 100 European cities in their systemic transformation to become climate-neutral by 2030.

The EU missions are a commitment to solve major societal challenges like fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, living in greener cities, ensuring soil health and food, and protecting our oceans.

This particular session will be discussing on how each of us can contribute to achieve climate-neutrality in cities by 2030.

Cities occupy 3% of the planet’s landmass but consume over 65% of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of the global CO2 emissions.

More than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. This is expected to reach 80% by 2050.

In order to achieve climate neutrality, it is important both to work towards systemic change and to create urban environments which are creating well-being and equal opportunities to all. This is why we need a strong engagement from the citizens.

So how can we act? What are the greatest challenges?

Get involved!

When?

30 June, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST

Where?

This session will be organised online and use audio-visual interaction with participants. You will require to use a device (computer or mobile phone) that is connected to the internet.

Who?

Young participants from all over Europe.

Are you:

- 18 to 30 years old? (in case you are younger than 18, you will need to provide parental consent form for your participation)

- motivated to discuss and shape priorities for one of the EU research programmes that addresses the challenges concerning Climate-neutral and smart Cities?

- willing to spend 2 hours of an afternoon with other youngsters from all around Europe in a dynamic discussion?

How?

Apply until 28th of June (23:59, CEST) by filling in this registration form.

In case of too many applications, selection will be done taking into account the geographical spread and gender balance. The participants will be notified on 29 June and receive the link to the online platform directly in their emails.

 

Register here