14 oct 2021

UIA @EURegionsWeek: Innovation for Just Urban Transitions

SAVE THE DATE- UIA will be present at the European Week of Regions and Cities on 14th October (11.30-13.00 CET).
During this key EU Regional and Urban policy event, the Initiative will launch its two-years-long Knowledge Activity on Just Transitions in the urban context. Register and explore urban authorities’ contribution to design just zero-carbon transitions that leave no one behind.

In light of the pandemic recovery plan, the EU has emphasised both the need for a sustainable, green recovery and the importance of supporting the most vulnerable people that will be the most affected by climate change consequences and transition policies. This commitment is captured in the headline, “No-one left behind.”

Taking into account the climate risks together with its social consequences, UIA projects demonstrate the importance of testing new solutions for a new socio-ecological pact. In this  context, it is crucial to bring forward practical interventions and results that could inspire and foster locally-based transitions in EU cities. The session will therefore gather EU-level organisations and UIA cities dealing with green skills to discuss the following question: how can the new EU budget help pave the way to a just and green recovery at city-level?

Register to the event here!

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