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GreenClimateCities Program

A pathway to low emission, low risk urban development

ICLEI’s GreenClimateCities (GCC) program supports local communities that are on the front lines addressing the challenges and opportunities of urban growth, exploring the potential of green economy and green infrastructure and pursuing a low emission development trajectory. The GCC methodology is a nine step process offering access to tools, instruments, good practices and process management support.

What GCC offers

A framework tailor-made to provide local government and regional governments with guidance and support to analyze, act and accelerate by integrating low emission development into urban development policies, plans and processes

Flexible, proven approach to accommodate different contexts, allowing any city, town, metropolis or district to engage at its own pace

Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) processes to demonstrate local commitment, capacity and results

A wide range of tools and guidance to support effective delivery of local climate action supported by multi-disciplinary expertise, capacity building and peer exchange opportunities

A global network of cities, towns and regions committed to tackling climate change and sustainable development, focusing on people, policy, finance and technology

Guidance on ways to improve local-national dialogue and cooperation to enhance climate action

Benefits of GCC

Through the GCC process, your local government is empowered to:

Develop institutional capacity for low emission development

Enhance understanding of local strengths and potential

Create or adapt processes and structures to integrate low emission development into urban planning, policies and projects across sectors and municipal departments

Engage and empower stakeholders in a meaningful, inclusive way

Approve an effective strategy to meet objectives and targets

Strengthen enabling conditions by adopting/adapting policies and regulations

Introduce mechanisms for delivery of programs and projects over time

Improve monitoring and reporting capacity

Demonstrate results and progress in a transparent and credible way


Learn more through these tools and materials.

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