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Net-Zero Carbon Cities

The Net-Zero Carbon Cities programme brings together leading global initiatives to drive change and amplifies their impact.

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Coalition for Integrated Urban Energy System

Cities and municipalities, national governments, companies, utilities, and other stakeholders are invited to sign up to a Coalition for supporting cities to deliver Integrated Urban Energy Systems.

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The Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

The World Green Building Council initiative challenges business, organizations, cities, states and regions to reach net-zero carbon in operation for all assets under their direct control by 2030.

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Building Efficiency Accelerator

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) is a public-private collaboration that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency policies and programmes.

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Global New Mobility Coalition

The Global New Mobility Coalition (GNMC) is a group of over 100 experts, NGOs and companies to reduce passenger mobility emissions by 95% through combining shared, electric and autonomous mobility.

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LA100 Renewable Energy Study

This is a first-of-its-kind objective, highly detailed, rigorous and science-based study to analyse potential pathways the community can take to achieve a 100% clean energy future.

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The Future of Real Estate

This initiative of the Future of Investing and Future of the Internet of Things and Urban Transformation is driving an industry transition to deliver buildings that are liveable, sustainable, resilient, and affordable.


The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy is catalysing leadership from CEOs, government ministers and the heads of civil society organizations to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

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Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Development

SeforALL is supporting progress on energy efficiency by matching energy-efficiency solutions to country and sector needs and supporting increased political commitment.

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Spotlight on other tools

ICLEI Activities Database

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – is engaged in more than 3,500 cities, towns and regions worldwide, and documents sustainable development activities in their interactive database.

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World Bank – Apex

The APEX tool harnesses the insights from advanced green practices around the world to show what these mean for your city, based on your local context.

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