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FinEst Centre for Smart Cities
What is FinEst Centre for Smart Cities?
FinEst Centre for Smart Cities is an innovation and research excellence community based in Tallinn, Estonia. This project has received funding from two grants: the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under the grant agreement No. 856602, and the European Regional Development Fund, co-funded by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, under grant agreement No. 2014-2020.4.01.20-0289.
NetZeroCities will launch a Call for Pilot Cities
The NZC Pilot Cities Programme will identify and support European cities to test and implement innovative approaches to rapid decarbonisation over a two-year pilot programme, working across thematic areas and functional silos in support of systemic transformation. The selection of pilots will seek to address all urban systems contributing to climate-neutrality, including mobility, energy systems and the built environment, material and resource flows, natural areas, cultural/social/financial/institutional systems, and accessible public spaces. Any one pilot might target all, or a combination of, these urban systems, depending on their context and the scale of the proposed pilot.
Join the information sessions and stay tuned to learn more about the NZC Pilot Cities Programme. More information HERE!
Henry Patzig: "I am responsible for my planet!"
During the past 4 months I was participating in "Innovatsiooniprogramm" with a voluntary task group whose purpose was to develop solutions that would help Estonia’s local authorities navigate and adopt the complex changes that are brought on by the Green Transition. As the topic is very vague and loaded with many strong opinions from both sides, it was important for us to understand the base line of knowledge level and activities already under way in Estonia. For that reason, we did about 40 interviews with representatives from different stakeholder groups in Estonia. From the discussions wide range of problems emerged.
READ MORE about what problems appeared and different activities what could be done to solve them.
Let’s Go! Climate Neutral & Smart Cities Mission Kick Off Event
On 13 June, NetZeroCities and the European Commission hosted the Let’s Go! Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Kick-off, an event that brought together the 112 cities selected to participate in the Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, the European Commission ‘Climate Neutral and Smart Cities’ Mission team and the NetZeroCities consortium with the aim of facilitating contacts and experience sharing between cities, and introducing them to the services provided by NetZeroCities, the Mission Platform.