Cities are leading producers of air pollution, most waste is generated in cities and urban centres are often sources of noise pollution.
But cities are also leaders in environmental protection, improving water quality, promoting biodiversity, moving towards a more sustainable, circular economy and supporting the goals of the European Green Deal.
This is why more than 50 cities have now signed the Green City Accord. This agreement sees local authorities committing to more ambitious environmental targets that go beyond the EU’s legal minimums in five key focus areas by 2030: air, water, nature and biodiversity, circular economy and waste, and noise.
To celebrate the involvement of a growing number of cities that part of the Green City Accord community, a high-level signatory ceremony will be taking place on September 22, from 14:00-16:00 CEST.
Mayors, local leaders and stakeholders will join the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius in a unique opportunity for mayors to directly discuss the Green City Accord and their environmental priorities with the European Commission.
The event will be open to mayors and city practitioners and will also be streamed on YouTube.
Stay tuned for further details regarding the opening of registration and the agenda!
More information on the Green City Accord can be found here.