Sustainability Impacts of Post Carbon Cities

This document presents the modelling and quantification of the post carbon scenarios (PC 2050) and compares the modelled outcome with business as usual (BAU) scenarios. The subsequent aim of POCACITO was to present the gaps in the proposed PC2050 scenarios and develop enhanced local Roadmaps, ultimately leading to a European Roadmap that facilitates the transition of European cities to a post-carbon future. Fundamentally, the project views the move to post carbon as both an opportunity, as well as a necessity, to ensure the three pillars of sustainability (economic, environmental and social) are incorporated into the essence of the city, thereby transitioning cities, to low carbon, liveable and equal places where a high quality of life is central.