EU Green City Accord Expected to be Launched in October 2020

Initiated by European mayors the Green City Accord is a movement committed to safeguarding the environment and making cities cleaner, healthier and more resource efficient.

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Cities are responsible for 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions and an equal share of energy production worldwide. Their consideration is critical for meeting the EU’s environmental objective to deliver the European Green Deal and to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Green City Accord is a movement initiated by European mayors committed to safeguarding the natural environment, making cities cleaner, healthier and more resource efficient. Signatory cities will be supported in terms of reaching effective local resource management through technical support, peer-learning and capacity-building activities.

By joining the Accord cities will improve visibility for their cities’ environmental efforts and gain access to a direct line of communication to European policy-makers. The Accord is expected to be launched – and opened for mayors’ signatures – this October, during the European Week of Regions and Cities (05. - 22.10.2020) on the 22nd of October.

Learn more about the Accord here.