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Same, Same, but Different: clarifying the relationship between Local Green Deals and Climate City Contracts as non-regulatory governance innovations

Recently, two new instruments have been introduced and formalised through established European Commission initiatives: Local Green Deals (100 Intelligent Cities Challenge) and Climate City Contracts (100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030 Mission). This briefing paper clarifies our understanding of the distinctions between these two instruments and provides a starting point for further discussion with all types of actors involved in their development to best unlock the potential power of these innovations.