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Green City Accord

A European Commission initiative to make cities greener, cleaner and healthier.

The Green City Accord is a movement of European mayors committed to making cities cleaner and healthier. It aims to improve the quality of life for all Europeans and accelerate the implementation of relevant EU environmental laws. By signing the Accord, cities commit to addressing five areas of environmental management: air, water, nature and biodiversity, circular economy and waste, and noise.

Join us for this year’s Green City Accord High-Level Conference online or on-site in Brussels on 29 November 14:00 – 17:00 CET.


Five Priority areas

By joining the GCA, cities commit to taking further actions in 5 environmental management areas to achieve ambitious goals by 2030 and accelerate the delivery of the European Green Deal requirements.

Monitoring Framework

Specific information for cities on the monitoring and reporting process of the Green City Accord.

Funding Opportunities

More information about potential funding opportunities as part of the Green City Accord.

We have signed: A map of Green City Accord signatory cities


Media corner

Latest updates and events from the Green City Accord, press and media information.

See and download the Green City Accord press kit:

Green City Accord Press Kit
(19.47 MB - ZIP)

See an download the pictures and references from Green City Accord Ceremony 

pictures and references_GCA
(50.46 MB - ZIP)



To get in touch with the Green City Accord secretariat please contact:

The Green City Accord is a European Commission initiative. The secretariat is currently run by a consortium consisting of: Eurocities, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).


  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Environment

Green City Accord Indicators Guidebook

The following essential guidebook offers detailed information about the measurement and calculation of the mandatory indicators for each of the five areas covered by the Green City Accord: air, water, nature & biodiversity, waste & circular economy, and noise.

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Environment

Green City Accord Best Practice Collection

The Green City Accord encourages best practices and the sharing of knowledge between signatory cities across Europe. This publication provides a snapshot of some of the many interesting projects and initiatives that signatories have organised in one or more of the five Green City Accord core areas.

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Environment

Green City Accord - brochure

The Green City Accord is a movement of European cities committed to safeguarding the environment. In signing the Green City Accord, city leaders agree to take further action to make their cities greener, cleaner and healthier places.