The municipality of Schiedam has recently signed (3 december 201 ) the European Covenant of Mayors. Schiedam thus joins the network of European cities that have a higher ambition than 20% CO2 reduction by 2020 (EU target) have. The aims for CO2 reduction in Schiedam are 50 % reduction in 2025 and 80 % reduction in 2040. In 2014 Schiedam has the intention to develop a new Sustainable Energy Action plan for the period 2014-2018, with a suitable approach, framework and tools.
Schiedam has been involved as a partner in the Interreg IVA “2 mers seas Zeeën” cross-border project SISCo (Solutions for Implementing Sustainable Construction: the Sustainable Purchasing and Planning CentreSchiedam Contributes ).
Schiedam contributes to the cluster with experiences on sustainability in spatial planning and construction of both homes and businesses. Schiedam leads the business-to-business expert working group.