Our CESET partner Vanesa Castán Broto has written a chapter entitled “The European Green Deal and the challenge of systemic change in urban areas” in the new book “Towards a European Green Deal with Cities” published by CIDOB.

Vanesa’s chapter explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in the local delivery of the European Green Deal (EGD) goals in a context of uncertain urban change. The chapter focuses on one of the EGD’s key objectives: delivering a clean energy transition. The first section is about the energy transition envisaged in the EGD. The second section questions the dominant ideas of change and how they fit the problem of transition. The third section warns against the inequalities created by green policies. The chapter concludes with a reflection on the unfinished nature of the EGD.

The book is open access at: shorturl.at/muNW0