Maroš is working on a project of creating smarter EU cities and regions. He recognizes that cities & regions face enormous challenges, from air pollution to traffic congestion. But, every time, it’s also the cities that prove to be the real centers of innovation & growth.
He believes that, at the global level, cities can inspire each other & learn from each other’s best practices to deliver a more sustainable future. The progress in energy efficiency, cutting CO2 emissions & using renewables is encouraging, but Maroš believes far more needs to be done. He stresses that regions & cities — the real engines of economic development — are increasingly part of the solution.
Maroš Šefčovič believes cities must become smarter by strengthening cooperation & better exploit new technologies if the EU is to meet its climate change commitments, end energy poverty & drive sustainable growth. He highlights the belief in the ability of local action to transform our economies & bring about the change across Europe & across the world.