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A Research and Innovation Agenda for Zero-Emission European Cities

Published inSustainability, vol. 11, no. 6, 1692
Publication date2019

The Paris Agreement and SDG13 on Climate Action require a global drop in GHG emissions to stay within a ´well below 2 degrees´ climate change trajectory. Cities will play a key role in achieving this, being responsible for 60 to 80% of the global GHG emissions depending on the estimate. Here we describe how Research and Innovation (R&I) can play a key role in decarbonizing European cities, and the role that research and education institutions can play in that regard. We highlight critical R&I actions in cities, based on three pillars: (1) innovative technology and integration (2) governance innovation and (3) social innovation. Further, we stress the research needs to harmonize climate mitigation and adaptation in cities.

  • Cities' decarbonisation
  • European Union
  • Zero carbon cities
  • Smart cities
  • Circular economy
  • Governance
  • Social innovation
  • European Commission - DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies [776646]
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NERINI, Francesco Fuso et al. A Research and Innovation Agenda for Zero-Emission European Cities. In: Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, n° 6, p. 1692. doi: 10.3390/su11061692
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ISSN of the journal2071-1050

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