The European Commission announced a target of making 100 cities carbon-neutral by 2030.

It's an impressive target, and this kind of ambition will help avert the climate crisis. The list includes places like Madrid, Paris, Dublin, and Amsterdam. 

The cities will be undergoing a multi-level approach to decarbonization and taking part in initiatives that will have the goal of engaging citizens in eco-friendly living, like creating strategies for energy or transportation, for example. 

Paris is also gearing up to host the 2024 Olympic Games, so it's planning on giving several sights a massively green look; however, the plans for going carbon-neutral and being more "green" will stretch beyond the Olympics. By 2030, the most famous street in Paris, the Champs-Élysées, will be turned into a garden as part of the makeover. The plans also include reducing the number of car lanes from four to two and creating a new pedestrian area.

Additionally, the project itself isn't simple to make the cities carbon-neutral but also to transform them into thriving areas of innovation so they can set an example across the continent so other European cities can follow suit.