INN'FIT4UM - Innsbruck "Fit4UrbanMission" - climate neutral Innsbruck 2030

Cities are the place where decarbonization strategies for energy, transport and buildings intersect. A few years ago, the municipality of Innsbruck set up a Smart City Group consisting of staff from the municipality, IIG, IKB and IVB to address this challenge. The goal of INN'F4UM is to develop a step-by-step plan to achieve climate neutrality for the city by 2030, building on an up-to-date representation of energy and resource flows together with the University of Innsbruck.

Short Description

Status

ongoing

Starting point / motivation

Adapting to the effects of climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The European Union has therefore set itself the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the share of renewable energies and improving energy efficiency. Cities play a crucial role in this: although cities consume only 3% of the world's surface, they are responsible for more than 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions. According to forecasts, 85% of Europeans will live in cities by 2050. Thus, cities and their citizens are key actors in taking action against climate change and adapting to it.

Contents and goals

A few years ago, the municipality of Innsbruck set up a Smart City Group consisting of employees of the city council, the Innsbrucker Immobiliengesellschaft (IIG), the Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe (IKB) and the Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB).

This group forms the basis for the composition of the working group for the Fit4UrbanMission. This working group is complemented by experts from the University of Innsbruck in the fields of energy-efficient construction, intelligent transport systems and environmental technology.

The bundling of diverse forces is as essential as the creation of a common urban data platform in the background. The inter- and transdisciplinary view of urban space will lead to better solutions and a better quality of life.

Methods

Based on a common and annually updatable data platform, a monitoring system will be established in Innsbruck. Furthermore, a step-by-step plan for achieving climate neutrality in the city will be developed with scientific expertise on the basis of the current energy and resource flows. During the project, two neighbourhoods will be selected and compared. Based on these pilot areas, an exemplary catalogue of measures will be developed that will lead to climate neutrality in the corresponding areas.

The final step towards achieving a Climate City Contract, in line with the ideas of the European Commission, will be a stakeholder process. This will define the prerequisites for the implementation of the necessary measures.

Expected results

The aim of the project is to develop a jointly elaborated draft for a Climate City Contract, which shows the way to a climate-neutral city of Innsbruck.

Project Partners

Project management

Municipality of Innsbruck

Project or cooperation partners

  • Innsbrucker Immobiliengesellschaft mbH
  • Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe AG
  • Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe und Stubaitalbahn GmbH
  • Universität Innsbruck

Contact Address

Klaus Kleewein
Maria-Theresien-Straße 18
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 (512) 5360 2460
E-mail: Klaus.kleewein@magibk.at
Web: www.innsbruck.gv.at