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Sustainable energy - Green Light District

The ambitions of the City of Amsterdam

To keep our city liveable for future generations, it is necessary to reduce CO2 emissions in Amsterdam by 95% in 2050 compared to 1990 and to make the city completely natural gas-free before 2040. In order to become a climate-neutral city, an energy transition must take place: a structural change in our energy system, away from fossil energy carriers such as oil, natural gas and coal. This means that the city - residents, businesses and visitors - will have to use considerably less energy. And that the energy we use must be sustainably generated. This is only possible if we also make the city natural gas-free before 2040.

The climate-neutral city: The municipality of Amsterdam has adopted the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement and wants to reduce CO2 by 55% by 2030. By 2050, CO2 emissions must be reduced by 95% compared to 1990 levels. And by 2040, Amsterdam wants to be natural gas-free.

The projects of Green Light District

At Green Light District, they are already well on their way to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. More and more monumental buildings and houses in the old city center are being relieved of natural gas. Below you will find a few examples of monumental buildings and houses where energy is already generated sustainably. More examples can be found on the Green Light District site (click on 'more information' for the link).

More information

Link to the ambitions of the City of Amsterdam 'route kaart Amsterdam klimaatneutraal'

Link to energy transition projects of Green Light District 

Image credits

Header image: Carly Wollaert - Daktuin

Icon image: Carly Wollaert - Huizen

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