for the decade.
For you. For each and everyone.
We all too often wonder if we can do something to avoid climate change. It is hard to think that one single person, or their actions, can directly have an impact on such a complex global problem. And yet, experiences across the globe show us that when diverse initiatives are aligned and articulated, then it is possible. And that not everything depends on major summits, unexpected discoveries or people with great ideas.
In 2020, València decided to be involved in Missions 2030, an innovation and governance system seeking to improve the life of the city and of the people who live there. And its first mission will be the Climate Mission and will aim to make the city carbon neutral over the coming decade.
Making Valencia a climate neutral city by 2030, and doing so by (and for) its citizens, within the context of the European mission to reach 100 climate neutral European cities by 2030.
The Valencia 2030 Climate Mission is Valencia’s contribution to the EU reducing climate emissions by 55% by 2030 and becoming climate neutral by 2050.
The main benefits associated with the decarbonisation of Valencia include the following:
- Better health for people
- Fewer traffic jams and less noise
- Less pollution
- Access to more natural areas
- Better habits
- Greater innovation
We aspire to make Valencia a healthier, more sustainable, more sharing, more prosperous and, in short, more liveable and desirable city for people.
Quintulple helix framework of the ecosystem
Importancia y propósito
European cities occupy 4% of the EU’s surface area, but they are home to 75% of the EU’s citizens. Globally, cities account for more than 65% of energy consumption and more than 70% of CO2 emissions. And by 2050, they will account for about 80% of the world’s population.
In this climate emergency context, cities have a crucial role to play in the fight against climate change and are key to the solution.
The ultimate goal is to make Valencia a climate-neutral city by 2030, and to do so by (and for) the citizens, within the context of the European mission of 100 climate-neutral European cities by 2030. The Valencia 2030 Climate Mission is our contribution to the EU reducing climate emissions by 55% by 2030 and becoming climate neutral by 2050. The benefits associated with the decarbonisation of Valencia are obvious and form part of our aspirations: healthier people, less traffic jams and noise, less pollution, more available natural spaces, better habits, more innovation, etc. We aspire to make Valencia a healthier, more sustainable, more shared, more prosperous and, in short, more liveable and desirable city for people.
VALENCIA 2030 CLIMATE
Illustrative, adapted from “Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union”, Mazzucato M. 2018
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