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A Research and Innovation Agenda for Zero-Emission European Cities

Nerini, Francesco Fuso
Slob, Adriaan
Segestrom, Rebecka
Published in Sustainability. 2019, vol. 11, no. 6, 1692
Abstract 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.
Keywords Cities' decarbonisationEuropean UnionZero carbon citiesSmart citiesCircular economyGovernanceSocial innovation
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Research groups FORE10 Renewable Energy Systems
ISE Energie
ISE Pôle Sciences
European Commission: DEEDS
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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 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:115119

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