The European Green Deal is a 30-year plan to transform the 27-country bloc of the EU Member States from a high- to a low-carbon economy. This is to be achieved without reducing prosperity and whilst improving people’s quality of life, through cleaner air and water, better health and a thriving natural world. One of the key objectives of this key strategy is to ensure that there would be carbon neutrality of greenhouse gases (net zero carbon) in the EU by 2050. A new suite of EU policies, regulations, plans, standards, methodologies and financing tools are being developed around this topic to achieve this objective.
Cities will be key agents to deal with the challenges ensuing from the European Green Deal. But what does this role mean in practice for the development agenda of Czech cities? Where to start with and how to consistently continue with a view of getting to net carbon cities by 2050? Some countries and cities are already ahead with some lessons that Czech Republic can draw on. The sooner Czech cities start devising their net zero carbon journeys, the better for their citizens, their prosperity, and their success with the green financing of development projects.
9:10 Introduction to Climate Change
9:20 Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality in European Green Deal
9:45 Carbon Management in Infrastructure
10:25 Closing remarks
The webinar will be moderated by Tomas Janeba, ARI