• [November 14, 2022] The Urban Transitions Mission announced the first city cohort during the event below, which was livestreamed here.

Delivering on the urban transition to net-zero: multi-level partnerships and innovation to achieve systemic change 

14 November 2022 – 15:00-16:00 (UTC+2)UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub Pavilion – Blue Zone and live streamed here

The event, consisting of a high-level panel of speakers from across level of government, aims to provide a platform to officially launch the cohorts of cities joining the Urban Transitions Mission. The session will offer an opportunity for both cities, countries and partners engaged in the UTM, to discuss vision, address challenges, and share both their expectations and existing solutions to reach net-zero through holistic transitions. The event is organized directly by the UTM and will be widely covered on social media. A press release announcing the cohort launched during the event will be shared on the same day.

A press release announcing the cohort launched during the event was shared on the Global Covenant of Mayors website.



Find out more about the Urban Transitions Mission.



  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD)
  • Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM)
  • Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe


Core Group Members:

  • India, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Austria, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
  • Sweden, Swedish Energy Agency / Ministry of the Environment and Energy
  • MI Innovation Community on Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings (IC7)


 Support Group Members:

  • EIT Climate KIC
  • European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA)
  • Student Energy
  • United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) Global Innovation Hub
  • World Economic Forum (WEF)