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Final Synthesis Booklet POCACITO

Final Synthesis Booklet POCACITO

Major Findings and Outputs of the POCACITO Project

Cities are of outstanding importance in addressing climate change since they are not only the centre of economic and social initiatives, but also responsible for the majority of global energy consumption and for approximately 60% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Stakeholders at the city level thus face significant challenges, which are addressed by the European research project Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO).

The POCACITO project facilitates the transition of cities to a sustainable or "post-carbon" economic and societal model in a global context. POCACITO uses a participatory approach that engages local stakeholders to create custom made transition strategies for ten case study cities. These strategies are then used to create a EU 2050 Roadmap, a stakeholder-driven guide towards the model "Post-Carbon City of Tomorrow" that merges climate, energy and social urban transitions.

This booklet gives an overview of the POCACITO project, focussing on the methodology used and most importantly on the major findings, results and outcomes of the project.


Citation

Grünig, Max and Philipp Voß 2016: Final Synthesis Booklet. Major Findings and Outputs of the POCACITO Project. Ecologic Institute: Berlin.

Language
English
Funding
Year
2016
Dimension
26 pp.
Project ID
2734
Table of Contents

ABSTRACT 1
I POST-CARBON CITIES OF TOMORROW
II METHODOLOGY: A COMBINED QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE APPROACH
II.I THE POST-CARBON CITY INDEX
II.II CASE STUDIES
II.III GLOBAL INVOLVEMENT
III TOWARDS AN EU ROADMAP FOR POST-CARBON CITIES
III.I INVENTORY OF URBAN SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
III.II INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF CASE STUDY CITIES
III.III LOCAL STRATEGY PAPERS
III.IV 2050 EU ROADMAP
IV ROAD AHEAD
REFERENCES

Keywords
Cities, post-carbon, urban development, economy, local governance, city planning, Europe, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey, Portugal, Czech Republic, Italy, Croatia, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Malmö, Istanbul, Lisbon, Litoměřice, Milan, Turin, Offenburg, Zagreb, Synthesis