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News article1 June 2023

New call for cities to accelerate clean energy urban solutions

The Urban Transitions Mission is looking for 250 new pioneer cities to join the City Cohort! Join to build holistic, people-centered urban transitions with clean energy and innovative solutions for net-zero.

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About the Urban Transitions Mission

The Urban Transitions Mission (UTM) was launched at the COP26 in November 2021 with the aim to increase the capacity of cities worldwide, empowering them to shape urban transitions based on robust knowledge and a strong net-zero community of support and exchange. It aims at demonstrating that systemic urban strategies along with climate resilience and social aspects of the transition can boost reliable, affordable, feasible and cost-effective solutions for reaching net-zero cities

Join the Cohort!

A first cohort of 50 cities is already engaging with UTM, and the Mission is now looking for 250 pioneering cities to join by 2024. A robust methodology in the selection process will ensure the readiness and commitment of cities to engage as frontrunners in innovation to support and accelerate the Mission’s goals.

Application Deadline

Cities are invited to apply online and express their interest to join the Mission’s cohort by 21st August through a brief questionnaire reflecting the assessment criteria, which can be found here, as well as on the Global Covenant of Mayors, MI Urban Transitions Mission and partner websites.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply, your city must: 

  • Have at least 50,000 inhabitants
  • Be a GCoM signatory* or plan to be within three months of engaging with the Mission
  • Have a climate action plan covering the whole city
  • Commit to engage and to allocate appropriate resources to the roll-out of this Urban Transition Mission

You can find all the information on the UTM Website.

Apply now!


Publication date
1 June 2023