Ghent has always been a city where new trends come to life. With their stubbornness, guts and curiosity towards new and different things and cultures, citizens of Ghent are great at dealing with change. In 2009 the Climate Alliance of Ghent was founded. It’s mission? To search for ways to reduce our impact on the climate. Ghent aims to become a climate neutral city by 2050. Together with citizens, local businesses and educational institutions, Ghent Climate Alliance uses awareness-raising activities, knowledge exchanges, new tools and incentives to promote a sustainable living.