Join the Green City Accord High-Level Ceremony 2022

Leading Europe towards a greener future

29 November 2022, 14:00 - 16:00
Brussels- Hybrid, Belgium

2030 is around the corner - how can cities and the EU speed up their cooperation to make European cities places that offer a high quality of life and a healthy environment, all while achieving climate neutrality within 8 years?

The Green City Accord (GCA) and the EU Mission for Climate Neutral Cities are two complementary initiatives. Under the GCA, signatories commit to taking further action on air, water, nature, waste and noise to become greener, cleaner and healthier by 2030. Under the Mission, cities commit to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. 

On 29 November from 14:00 - 16:00 CET, mayors from ICLEI members and signatory cities will renew their political commitment in a High-Level Conference that will take place online and on-site in Brussels. EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, DG Environment will be the guest of honour.

The conference will also include a policy debate to show how the GCA framework complements climate action, with a particular focus on the Horizon Mission. Mayors will share their experiences and plans on how they hope to reach their climate and environmental goals by 2030 in an integrated fashion together with Patrick Child, Deputy Director General for DG Environment & EU Mission Manager for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.

ICLEI members Dresden (Germany), Malmö (Sweden), Matosinhos (Portugal) and Tampere (Finland) have already confirmed their participation.

Register here to participate in the event. On-site participation is limited and will be confirmed shortly after registration.

Online participation is possible through this link.

For more information and detailed agenda, visit the Green City Accord website.