Cork City selected by European Commission to lead on climate action

On the announcement of Cork city’s award of a Climate-Neutral and Smart-Cities Mission by the European Commission, Conor Healy CEO Cork Chamber said, ‘’Cork City Council is to be highly commended for its ambition and vision in pursuing this award and exceptional opportunity for Cork to pilot and accelerate climate programmes and to put our city on the map as one of 100 climate-neutral and smart European cities by 2030."
"As Cork City is on the cusp of finalising its development plan to 2028, Cork will no doubt benefit from the unlocking of funding and support, expertise, governance, social innovation, enhanced citizen engagement and finance to the benefit of all."
"This award bolsters confidence in our city’s preparedness and ambition to address all aspects of climate change to become carbon neutral within eight years."
"Cork Chamber and its network of 1200 member companies across sectors such as energy, construction, waste management and transport are ready to support and share in the realisation of our city’s ambition."
"At a minimum a mission must include at least one city from each member state, the award to both Cork and Dublin and inter-city collaboration is of significance."
"The mission will bring the European Green Deal to life and enable Cork to lead by example and to enable all European cities to follow suit by 2050 in the pursuit of the first climate-neutral continent."