Cities are major energy consumers and significantly contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They have a high density of socio-economic activities and a built environment design that enhances these issues. In this regard, specially developed cities can be exemplars in leading the way towards a low-carbon society, and turning it into an opportunity as recently iterated by the European Green Deal. JUSTNature project emphasizes the importance of bringing together everyone’s ideas and actions to create a new and sustainable future; starting by rethinking our cities.
The overall objective of JUSTNature is the activation of nature-based solutions (NbS) by ensuring a just transition to low-carbon cities, based on the principle of the right and not constraining the ecological space of others, the right to clean air and indoor/outdoor thermal comfort for human health and well-being, as well as thriving biodiversity and ecosystems. JUSTNature project is under the lead of EURAC, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Program.