EIT Climate-KIC partners with the Crowther Lab at ETH Zürich to amplify city leadership in climate action with a Cities Award at the Climathon Global Awards. We envision a climate-resilient society and a net-zero carbon economy in which natural ecosystems and people thrive.
Cities are leading the fight against climate change and driving innovative thinking. You as a local authority can apply with a systemic action plan of what you would like to do, whether alone or with local partners, and win support to make your vision a reality.
Cities can win tailored support from Crowther Lab and other world-leading experts on their proposal, international media attention, seed funding, a trip to the ChangeNOW Summit in Paris to join us in a full-day implementation training… and much more!
City/regional authorities (ideally as consortiums with further local partners) including cities where Climathon 2019 takes place. Cities interested to acquire a license to host a Climathon can click here.
Residential towers with 700 trees absorb 19 tons of carbon per year.
City blocks inhabited by 5,000 people close off traffic and promote green space.
As part of CCSF, bonds worth $143 million were issued for climate mitigation.
Copenhagen and New York City learn from one another regarding coastal flooding.
Rubbish dumps and abandoned areas are replaced with corridors of vegetation.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park collects data through microclimate and air quality sensors
Citizens are taught micro-gardening: a simple and inexpensive form of urban gardening.
Europe’s largest public-private partnership with the purpose to tackle climate change through innovation united by a commitment to direct the power of creativity and human ingenuity at the climate change challenge.