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Towards climate neutrality

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citiES 2030 promotes the decarbonization of Spanish cities within the framework of the European Union Missions.

Background to of citiES 2030

citiES 2030 is the natural culmination of a long development of dialogues and partnerships over the past years between several organizations that have been working closely for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

  1. 2019 –.

    EIT Climate-KIC launches its "Transformation in time" aiming to create the conditions for healthier, net-zero emission cities.

  2. 2019 –.

    Madrid is selected as one of the fifteen "DeepDemonstration" cities.

  3. 2020 –.

    El Día Después" is launched, a multi-stakeholder platform consisting of four knowledge communities, including the "City Transformation Community".

  4. 2021 –.

    The European Commission launches "European Missions" and the European platform NetZeroCities, a project aimed at designing the foundations to support cities on the road to climate neutrality by 2030.

  5. 2021 –.

    From the Cities Transformation Community, citiES 2030 was born - made up of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Soria, Valencia, Valladolid and Vitoria-Gasteiz - with the purpose of implementing the Mission of Cities in Spain.

  6. 2021 –.

    On Sep. 8, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Soria, and Valencia sign their Pre-Climate City Contracts, an institutional declaration to implement the European Mission of Cities, which Valladolid, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Zaragoza join on Dec. 13.

  7. 2021 –.

    On September 15, the full Senate approved, with broad support (237 votes in favor), the motion to promote the climate neutrality of Spanish cities within the framework of the European Cities Mission and the citiES 2030 initiative.

  8. 2022 –.

    The EU Commission officially announces the cities selected for the Mission of the Cities and seven Spanish cities that were part of the citiES 2030 initiative are selected.

  9. 2023 –.

    Following the submission of the Climate City Contracts by the seven Spanish cities, the EU Commission announces in April that 5 of the first 10 cities to obtain the Mission label are Spanish (Madrid, Valencia, Valladolid, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Zaragoza). Barcelona and Seville are in the process of evaluating their Climate City Contracts.

Get to know the organizations that are members of the citiES 2030 ecosystem using the following virtual map.

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Cities:

Barcelona

Cartagena

Gijón

Madrid

Malaga

Pamplona

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santander

Seville

Soria

Valencia

Valladolid

Viladecans

Vitoria-Gasteiz

Zaragoza

Toledo

Academia:

BC3 RESEARCH

itdUPM

CENER

ISGlobal

SDSN - Spain

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

University of Valladolid : Technical Unit of Architecture

Private sector:

Daleph

Bioartigas S.A.

CARTIF

CIRCE

COIIM

Ferrovial

Iberdrola

Ingérop

monoDestudio

Transversal Landscape

Repsol

Resurge

Smart&City

Tecnalia

Social Gob

Acciona Energía

Anthesis Lavola

Triodos Bank

Green Finance Institute

AstraZeneca

Sacyr

CETENMA

ECOMETRO

LEITAT

Civil society:

EAPN

ECODES

PORTICUS

Fundaciones por el clima

Save the Children

Oxfam Intermon

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Nesi Forum

Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan