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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.

 

 

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

News

  • News article

Green City Accord focus on Kozani

For decades, Kozani has played a central role in Greece’s electricity supply through its local lignite power plant, which is the largest in the country and produces 40% of electric energy in Greece.

  • News article

Green City Accord focus on Utrecht

Utrecht is currently celebrating its 900 year anniversary and, in honour of this milestone, has reaffirmed its commitment to providing a healthy, green space for residents to live and work in.

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Green City Accord focus on Vilnius

As a capital city, Vilnius is setting an important example in Eastern Europe through its environmental and climate work. By signing the Green City Accord, Vilnius hopes to bolster its ambitions for a better future.

Media corner

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

See and download the Green City Accord press kit:

14 JUILLET 2021
Green City Accord Press Kit
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See an download the pictures and references from Green City Accord Ceremony 

24 SEPTEMBRE 2021
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Contact

To get in touch with the Green City Accord secretariat please contact: contact@greencityaccord.eu

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).

Publications

  • General publications
  • Direction générale de l’environnement

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
  • Direction générale de l’environnement

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
  • Direction générale de l’environnement

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.

Events