One Step Closer to Climate Goals

EIT Climate-KIC selects five cities to receive funding from the FedEx-supported Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge

For the second year, FedEx and EIT Climate-KIC are funding five local projects that support the transition toward cleaner, greener, and more people-centric transportation. This year’s cities include:

  • Cornellà de Llobregat (Spain)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Liverpool (UK)
  • Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Spain)
  • Utrecht (Netherlands)

City councils, municipalities, and local authorities in the EU Member States, Horizon Europe associated countries, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, were all invited to submit proposals that align with Europe’s climate agenda, including the EU Mission 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030.

“Through the Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge, we're supporting cities to take bold steps towards achieving their climate ambitions,” said Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC. “These pilot initiatives serve as testbeds where innovation, collaboration, and experimentation converge to catalyze transformative change at the heart of communities. We're thrilled to partner with the selected cities as they reimagine their mobility systems to enhance the daily lives of their citizens.”

Four of the winning projects come from municipalities engaged in Net Zero Cities, an initiative coordinated by EIT Climate-KIC and funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Program to achieve 100 climate-neutral and smart European cities by 2030. The co-development and coordination of the Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge, together with FedEx, further stimulates the ambitions and opportunities for cities to decarbonize transport, improve local air quality, and build more climate-resilient communities.

“Support for improving the sustainability and equity of transport systems around the world remains a focus area of our charitable giving platform, FedEx Cares,” shares Wouter Roels, SVP Marketing Operations and Customer Experience, FedEx Express Europe. “The fantastic thing about this challenge is that, together with EIT Climate-KIC, we’re helping cities to make even modest plans a reality – moving them one step closer to their own climate goals and contributing to the wider climate ambitions of the European region.”

The previous edition of the Challenge supported the cities of Hackney (UK), Espoo (Finland), Olat (Spain) and Karasu (Türkiye). Read more about the progress of projects in the first edition of the challenge and the selected projects in this second edition online.