Organised with ICLEI Europe and the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building, Germany.
Harnessing on ICLEI’s most recent work on operationalizing the concept of Common Good in urban sustainability management, this Policy Lab explored the connection between the EU Mission on Climate-neutral and Smart Cities and sustainability transition with the Common Good.
The cities of Mannheim (DE), Valencia (ES) and Helsingborg (SE) shared their local experiences as well as the possibilities and challenges they face on the path towards climate neutrality.
The format of the Policy Lab allowed for rich exchanges between the representatives of different cities and organizations and interaction with the public. Participants were able to shed light on the importance of synergies, co-creation and governance, the practice of using the Common Good as a guiding concept for sustainability processes, and the experiences of conflict on the way towards climate neutrality.
Cities, experts, and citizens discuss how to deal with dilemmas related to two elements in the Charter: urban governance to ensure the common good and digitalisation.Read more
Tilman Buchholz shares with us the German EU Presidency's biggest achievement and adoption of the New Leipzig Charter.Read more
In light of cities’ increasing need to become more sustainable, speakers from across Europe shared insights from their cities in driving green, just and productive transformations.Read more