Mayors of ambitious European cities united in support of the European Commission’s mission to develop a European strategy for long-term greenhouse gas reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement. In an open letter addressed to Mr. Vice-President of the European Commission and Mr. Commissioner for Climate and Energy, they urge the European Commission to set the 1.5°C and net-zero emissions goals of the Paris Agreement as objectives in the European climate strategy, to be achieved by 2050.
Many challenges facing European society are particularly pronounced in the urban areas, which is also often where the solutions to the challenges can be found. It is therefore imperative that an urban perspective is mainstreamed into the future budget and reasonable for cities and urban areas to have a have a major say in shaping it. This is the opinion of the Stockholm Region on the Financial Perspectives of the EU for the period after 2020.