Amsterdam’s goal is to achieve a 55% reduction in emissions by 2030, and a 95% reduction of emissions by 2050.

Population Growth

Since: 1990

Emissions Reduction Target

Baseline: 1990
By 2050

Transportation Emissions Target

0% CO2
By 2030
Excluding motorways and provincial roads

Emissions by Source

Buildings 25%
Transportation 18%
Electricity 39%
Industry and Port 18%
As of: 2019

Electricity Mix of The Netherlands

Data available reflects nationwide mix; As of: 2018

Amsterdam is taking action now to ensure the city remains a healthy and inclusive one for everyone into and beyond 2050. The city’s Climate Neutral Programme focuses on reducing CO2 released within the city of Amsterdam as a result of energy use. If Amsterdam is to become a carbon-neutral city, an energy transition is needed: a structural transformation of the energy system away from fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal. It will also be important to use available energy sources as sparingly as possible. Amsterdam’s emissions reduction ambitions includes making local traffic emission-free by 2030, and for the city to be natural gas-free by 2040, among other things. The city wants the energy transition to be a just transition, with the costs and benefits distributed fairly and for everyone to have equal access to the decision-making process. It’s working closely with leaders and citizens in the energy transition, removing obstacles, and inspiring and encouraging others to take action and build networks.

Amsterdam’s Climate Neutral Roadmap outlines how targets will be achieved and what their expected spatial impacts will be. The plan is based on the following transition pathways: the built environment, electricity, mobility, industry & harbour,  and the municipality. There is also a climate budget, which sets out who in the municipal administration is responsible for what forms of CO2 reduction and how this will be implemented. Grants, loans and free advice are being offered to help accelerate the energy transition and phase-out the use of natural gas in homes. A climate fund has been established for large-scale projects.

Amsterdam Climate Neutral 2050 Programme (Two-Pager)

Amsterdam Climate Neutral 2050 Road Map (Two-Pager)

Amsterdam Climate Neutral 2050 Programme & Roadmap (Complete)

Circular Economy: 2020-2025 Strategy

The city of Amsterdam plans to move towards a circular economy as quickly as possible. To achieve this it is prioritising shifting its value chains in construction, biomass and food, and consumer goods.

2022 Climate Report

In the Climate Report, we report each year on all the actions and measures that contribute to reducing the city’s CO2 emissions. Based on indicators (including CO2 emissions) and the measures taken, we reflect on the progress made with implementing the Amsterdam Climate Neutral Roadmap 2050, so we can learn from what has worked and what could be done differently or improved.

Natural Gas-Free Amsterdam

Doughnut Economics: A Thriving City Portrait of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Green Infrastructure Vision 2050

Infographic for Amsterdam Green Infrastructure Vision 2050