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CLUE - Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe
A project within the INTERREG IVC programme


The project Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe, CLUE, tackles the challenges modern sustainable cities are facing. A climate neutral urban district uses innovative new technology and building techniques to reduce its carbon footprint.
A consortium of local and regional authorities as well as universities from 9 European countries aims to increase the local and regional capacity in policy development, to facilitate the implementation and assessment of new solutions and technologies for a low carbon economy in urban areas.

Stockholm Royal Seaport and Hamburg HafenCity

Key Messages

Working with climate neutral urban districts requires experimental
attitudes, new business models, cooperation beyond administrative
borders and the involvement of many stakeholders and
sectors. Some key messages from the CLUE-project are

Striving for climate neutrality is an ambitious goal
with many co-benefits

As long as international and national frameworks do not set
climate neutrality as the overall goal, cities need to take the lead
on climate neutral urban development. Striving for climate
neutrality provides cities with the opportunity to address several
important environmental, economic and societal challenges with
integrated strategies and measures. But as cities’ preconditions
vary, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

CLUEs – test-beds for new holistic solutions

Climate neutral urban districts create room for experimenting
and learning about innovative solutions in addition to sustainable
structures and functions. As such, they illustrate more
resilient urban environments and function as guiding test-beds
regarding the transformation process of entire cities on their
path towards climate neutrality. Comprehensive test–beds also
allow for a holistic approach towards city development.

Roadmaps as a tool to define essential policies
towards CLUEs

The CLUE project opts for a roadmap approach for cities. This
allows for an integrative and holistic approach to climate
mitigation. It accommodates many different instruments, such
as scenarios, benchmarking and evaluation schemes. A roadmap
approach demands constant learning, follow-up and continuous
improvement in order to adjust to new conditions. This
means flexible guidance as cities approach the long-term
goal of climate neutrality.

Selection of Case Studies

Below you can see some of the Case Studies that have been
chosen for the project:

Stockholm Royal Seaport
HafenCity Hamburg
Museum of Rome - Via dei Cerchi
Vallbona Barcelona
Municipality of Zakopane
Underground Line 2- Variante 200 - Torino
Aspern Vienna's Urban Lakeside

(Please click on the picture or name to get to linked website)

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVC programme.The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

Partners in the project are:

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Final Reports
19 September 2014
European Cities Moving Towards Climate Neutrality - Summary
Final Conference - Torino
24-26 Sep 2014
Final Conference Torino
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