A Low-carbon City recognizes its responsibility to act, as it is clear that an effective global response to climate change must embrace local initiatives, as cities account for 71% of energy-related emissions.

Pro-active planning, implementation, monitoring and (self)reporting of emissions reduction are needed, and must be supported by low carbon and carbon neutral targets and policies.

Low-carbon City utilizes a step-by-step approach towards carbon neutrality, urban resilience and energy security, supporting an active green economy and stable green infrastructure. 

Together with other cities, a Low-carbon City looks to scale up their efforts,  conform to global standards, report to national and global platforms, and continuously improve their performance towards low carbon, sustainable development, receiving support for their contributions in tackling climate

ICLEI Africa Projects: Low-carbon City

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