Category: Padova news

On April 10, 11 and 12, Duezerocinquezero, the National Forum on Energy and Sustainability, now in its third edition, was held in Padova.
One of the first events scheduled at the Forum was dedicated to the great challenge in which the Net Zero Cities, the 100 European cities called upon by the European Commission to reach the climate neutrality goal in 2030, twenty years ahead of the European target, are involved.

In December 2023, the City of Padova launched an information campaign, which appeared on city billboards and on some streetcar shelters, to raise awareness of the city’s path toward decarbonization. The message chosen for the initiative was “Together towards Padova 2030, a zero-emission city,” designed to make the participatory dimension of the project and involve all citizens in this ambitious challenge, which, to be won, needs everyone’s contribution and commitment.

On December 18, 2023, our project partner @University of Brescia, together with the @Ordine degli Ingegneri di Brescia, the Italian Centro Nazionale di Studi Urbanistici (CENSU), and the University Research and Documentation Center for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (CRA 2030), organized a seminar titled “Which instruments for cities’ energy transition?”.

The path to Padova 2030 – climate neutral city – takes a new step, with the activation of an online form in which, on a personal level or representing a group (entity, association, etc.), it is possible to propose an action aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for climate change. These actions, following an evaluation by municipal technicians, may be included in the Climate City Contract that the city will sign, within the framework of the European Union’s Zero Cities Mission program, committing itself to achieving climate neutrality by 2030. The online form is published in the web page of the Padova 2030 mission.

On November 27, 2023, during the public meeting “Padova 2030 for Innovation and Sustainability” some projects of the Municipality of Padova aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens and reaching the climate neutrality have been presented. Moreover, some initiatives of local stakeholders were given the occasion to be illustrated.

In November 2023 the Municipality of Padova met the citizens to inform them about the climate neutral mission by 2030 and collect their proposals. The three meetings involved the neighbourhood councils, an instrument to enable citizens to actively participate in the life and choices that affect neighborhoods, in the management of common goods, and in the social and cultural life of the places where people live and work.

“On May 17, 2023, the Duezerocinquezero Forum concluded the participatory pathway “Padova 2030” carried out by the Municipality of Padova with local stakeholders and aimed at accompanying the city of Padova toward decarbonization to 2030.

On 21st March 2023, the Municipality of Padova arranged its first meeting in relation to “Agenda 21 – Consultation path towards 2023” The meeting gathered stakeholders from 16 organisations in relation to the thematic scope: Building redevelopment and renewable energy