This article was originally written by the Rotterdam Climate Initiative
As a low-lying delta city with Europe's largest international port, Rotterdam takes its responsibility seriously in creating a sustainable city, region and Europe. By linking sustainable ambitions to a strong economy, Rotterdam will become the most sustainable world port city.
Mission & ambition
Improving the climate for the benefit of people, the environment, and the economy; that is the challenge confronted by the collective initiators; Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, employers' organization Deltalinqs, and DCMR Environmental Protection Agency Rijnmond. The Rotterdam Climate Initiative creates a movement in which government, organizations, companies, knowledge institutes, and citizens collaborate to achieve a fifty per cent reduction of CO2 emissions, adapt to climate change, and promote the economy in the Rotterdam region.
The expected growth of the city and port of Rotterdam offers new economic chances in the future for the processing of CO2 by organisations, industry and port. Rotterdam is aiming to be the World Capital of CO2- free energy. Read the entire programme. Read the Objectives 2007-2010 of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative.