Revisit this year's Sonderborg online climate conference

The virtual Climate Neutrality Conference in Sonderborg, organised by SDU and ProjectZero, was held on the 28th and 29th September 2021. The intensive agenda throughout the two days discussed topics within the Triple Helix of academia, industry and society newest developments in technological solutions for solving climate issues, giving special focus to cities as frontrunners for a more sustainable planet and future. The SmartEnCity project and Network were given a special track where the Cities4ZERO methodology was discussed, the importance of having national city networks, how can the green transition facilitate business opportunities, etc. The conference concluded with a virtual tour called “Seeing is believing tour – Sonderborg and around”, highlighting the SmartEnCity Lighthouse and Follower cities’ smart city solutions and initiatives.

At the end of September 2021, SDU and ProjectZero held this year's climate conference. This time online.

The conference's many presentations, debates and tours of 5 European cities are now available for review for all interested parties.

See, among other things, the excellent Plenary talks presentations:


  • Seth Schultz, former director of strategy at C40, talks about how to change the world
  • Ralf Fröchtenicht, BMW, talk about how BMW works with a sustainable supply chain
  • Christian Ibsen, Concito, talk about how Concito mobilizes cities for climate fight
  • Michael Goodsite, professor and head of department in Australia, talk about how we face future material shortages
  • Sebastian Mernild, professor and pro-rector, talk about the IPCC process and the latest climate report

Watch the debates about the active roles of cities in the climate fight, how climate, innovation and green business go hand in hand, how the Gordian knot of transport is broken with both research and innovation in cities.

Or take part in the great "Seeing is believing" tour of the 5 SmartEnCity cities: Sønderborg, Tartu (Estonia), Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), Lecce (Italy) and Asenovgrad (Bulgaria).

You'll find links to the conference video recordings and presentations at the top of the FactBox.

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Link to conference video recordings and presentations

You can find the video recordings on the conference website.

On the same website, you can also download the presentations of the many presenters.