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EUROCITIES on COP 21: Amsterdam’s climate and energy office

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04-06-2015

Amsterdam’s Climate & Energy Office is central to achieving its target of cutting CO2 emissions by 40% by 2025.

The Climate & Energy Office is responsible for developing Amsterdam’s climate and energy strategy and overseeing its journey towards becoming a low carbon city. Amsterdam aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% by 2025 and by 75% by 2040.

The office, which consists of financial engineers, project managers, spatial planners and a director, coordinates the city’s climate and energy activities, initiates new projects, advises the city council, and manages the revolving energy investment fund.

It also supports collaboration between several different municipal departments, and between the city and local stakeholders. In addition, it supports citizens and companies in starting up their own energy projects.

The Climate & Energy Office is an important part of Amsterdam’s ambitious climate goals. It has already coordinated, initiated or facilitated a number of activities towards achieving this goal, including the Amsterdam Energy Atlas, which brings all energy-related data into one map, facilitating policy making and triggering investments in renewable energy.

For more information about Amsterdam’s Climate & Energy Office, read the CASCADE project case study here

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