Cities Racing to Zero – Urban Responses to the Climate Emergency



This digital event, co-organised by the Embassies of Italy and the UK to Germany and BABLE, is part of the event-duo Making cities fit for the future: best practices from the UK, Italy and Germany.

Cities around the world have become frontrunners on sustainability, are key players in the green recovery, and are central to the UK and Italy COP26 campaigns. Acting jointly, they can be a real transformative power, offering a test ground for new ideas and innovation, and making climate action feel relevant and applicable to their citizens. At the same time, cities are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, requiring considerable investment into resilient infrastructure. The event-duo is part of European Sustainable Development Week and will offer a platform to discuss best practices from city-level climate action, drawing on experiences from Italy, the UK and Germany.

At our Cities Racing to Zero event on 23 September 2020, we will explore innovative and ambitious approaches to reaching net-zero emissions at the city-level, with a focus on urban mobility concepts. An interactive format will allow for networking and provide an engaging space for city stakeholders, citizens and experts to explore together solutions and ideas for the urban transition.