The call will create the processes, structures and functions necessary to establish a full-scale system demonstrator for climate-neutral cities.
The starting point for Vinnova's and Viable Cities' investment in system demonstrators is to clearly contribute to the mission set out in Climate City Contract 2030: Climate-neutral cities by 2030 with a good life for all within the limits of the planet.
As part of this mission, extensive transformation is required in many areas, such as: planning and the built environment; transport and infrastructure; the energy system; and lifestyle and consumption.
To some extent, the measures required for this transition are well known, and in the municipalities that are the focus of this call for proposals, some methods, strategies and programs are already in place. However, current efforts need to be strengthened to accelerate the transition to the extent and speed required to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.
The actions needed to achieve climate neutrality by 2030 require bold new approaches that address multiple dimensions of change simultaneously. It is in such cases that system demonstrators are meant to work, as a force for mobilization for transition within the long-term process of Climate City Contract 2030.
This action aims to enable radical measures for transition with a focus on scaling up and creating "the new normal", in areas that are key to making transition happen in practice.
More detailed information can be found in the full call text.
Olle Dierks, Viable Cities email@example.com