20th June 2023
Through the European Green deal, the EU set ambitious targets to decarbonise transport. The European Environmental Agency (EEA) estimates that road traffic constitutes the highest proportion of overall transport emissions. In 2019, it emitted 72% of all domestic and international transport Green House Gases (GHGs), and 23% of the EU’s transport GHG emissions come from urban areas. In Cork city, petrol and diesel vehicles are responsible for 29% of our GHG emissions.
In March 2023, the Zero Carbon Infrastructure (ZCI) project began, to help reach our targets for reducing these emissions. Financed by the Interreg Europe programme, this four-year project sets an ambitious goal to support eight cities and regions across Europe in their efforts to develop green transport and zero-carbon infrastructure for their territories.
To achieve that goal, the partners will cooperate, identify and test practical solutions to overcome the challenges we are facing. Led by the County administrative board of Kronoberg (Sweden) and with support from the Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics (The Netherlands), Cork City Council will explore solutions for:
Project activities will support the partners to:
The ZCI project has a total budget of € 2,085,629, with €1,650,049 provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The consortium consists of eight project partners and one advisory partner from:
For more information about project objectives, activities and expected results you can visit the project website https://interregeurope.eu/zci