Responding to the climate call with FutureproofedCities in 2019

Success Story Futureproofed update 2 min read , January 6, 2020

Do you remember the heat in the streets during summer 2019? β˜€οΈ Well, emissions need to decrease 7% every year during next decade to prevent an increasing number of such heat waves. Breathe, don't worry too much. 🌱 Belgian municipalities got your back and were working together on ambitious climate plans with FutureproofedCities this year. 🀝 Join us to reflect what happened in 2019 and what we can learn to start 2020 as climate heroes! πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ

Fridaysforfuture in Toronto, Canada

FutureproofedCities without borders

Climate change doesn't know borders, neither do we. This year we crossed language and country borders to honour our mission: making cities more attractive and futureproofed.

πŸš€ FPC is growing and goes international in 2019

  • 38 cities in Namur province, 1 in Hainaut, 2 municipalities in Brussels, and 1 in France joined Futureproofed this year. Bienvenue! πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡«πŸ‡·
  • 13 municipalities in Valencia, Spain were part of a successful pilot project. Β‘Venga! πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ
  • One city in South East Europe: Skopje, Macedonia. πŸ‡²πŸ‡°
  • Our team grew from 10 to 17 people to back your city up. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

πŸ’ͺYear of action on the ground

  • Collectively, FPC cities saved more than 279k tons of CO2. That's as much as driving a car 28 times around the Earth or the weight of 38 Eiffel towers. 🌍
  • The 256 public measures from 109 FPC users saved more than €135 M. πŸ’°That's enough to buy 3 thousand Tesla model 3. 🚘
  • We recorded more than 583 public climate actions, covering a scope of 5.3 million inhabitants. A large number to be proud of! πŸŽ‰
Just a girl protesting for her rights :) Fridays For Future, 20.09.2019 in Bonn, Germany

Climate action best practices of 2019

⚑ Renewable energy scales up

🚌Transport continues to diversify

  • Peer offers a bicycle loan system for children to have affordable bikes for everybody. Because children grow, but bikes not.
  • Hasselt gets great feedback when installing handy bicycle lockers. They're planning to build even more!
  • Lommel brings successfully solutions for charging electric cars. Discover them around the corner...

🏘️Buildings are getting smarter

Ottawa road in the evening

We had your back in 2019

Getting ready for a radical transformation

2019 was a year of many learnings and realisations. In 2020, we will continue bringing the best product and support for your city's climate journey. πŸš€

We have 10 years to radically transform our societies. The arena is set to take on this challenge and use it for making our cities livable and green (again). Brace yourselves that 2020 is coming with exciting actions! 😊πŸ’ͺ

FutureproofedCities allows all municipal services to work together on a single online tool to carry out more climate actions and communicate them to their citizens.

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