The Green Deal is the new European growth strategy, involving sustainable investment and responsible projects to create new jobs, a cleaner environment and a better quality of life. Beyond regulatory policies and sustainable projects with the financial and technological means to implement them, the European Green Deal requires effective new strategies to encourage substantial behavioural changes, long-term commitments to trust and social acceptance, involving people, communities and organisations in all places.
The aim of this session is to analyse and understand the attitudes, values and choices of urban stakeholders regarding the characteristics of the places where they live and to grasp the subjectivity of human beings and individual engagement in relation to the Green Deal's ambitions. Data will come from urban stakeholders and indicators from Sustainable Goal 11 and from the selected European Green Deal cities. The session will discuss robust quantitative evidence and insights about attitudes, values and choices related to green growth and urban sustainability.
In terms of the Green Deal's challenges, the session will highlight key aspects of the following questions: