Aarhus City is chosen for a prestigious climate investment in Europe
It is a great privilege but also a great responsibility as Aarhus, along with the other cities, is committed to become carbon neutral within 2030. This way the cities can lead the way for the rest of the EU, which is committed to become climate neutral by 2050.
The ambition of becoming a carbon neutral city already became a goal in 2008. Since then, our emission of CO2 has been more than halved. But Aarhus still face a great amount of challenges which need to be solved before 2030. Therefor it is necessary to increase our effort and work in new ways for example by strengthen our European commitment and collaboration with other cities that share our goal.
It takes a joint effort
The mission on being carbon neutral cannot be achieved by the municipality or individuals alone. It takes a great and joint effort across the entire urban community.
The mayor of Aarhus Jacob Bundsgaard was thrilled with the announcement that Aarhus was as part of an international climate community.
“(…) The mission of EU offers a unique platform of ambitious cities that all shares the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. As an urban community we will learn a great deal whilst offering our own experiences to the cities that are not yet as far in the green transition,” said Jacob Bundsgaard.
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