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The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) is a collaboration of leading global cities working to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80-100% by 2050 or sooner — the most aggressive GHG reduction targets undertaken anywhere by any city.

Who We Are

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) is a collaboration of leading global cities working to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80-100% by 2050 or sooner — the most aggressive GHG reduction targets undertaken anywhere by any city.

It is possible for cities to achieve their interim carbon reduction targets through incremental improvements to existing systems, but achieving carbon neutrality will require radical, transformative changes to core city systems.

The Alliance aims to address what it will take for leading international cities to achieve these deep emissions reductions and how they can work together to meet their respective goals more efficiently and effectively.

Achieving carbon neutrality will require radical, transformative changes to core city systems.

What We Do

These cities collaborate to share lessons in planning for and implementing deep carbon reductions and opportunities to accelerate best practices in deep decarbonization. This is how we do it:

Our Mission

CNCA enables leading cities worldwide that are working aggressively toward a zero-carbon future to advance their own transformational efforts, collaborate with each other and key partners to overcome barriers, foster innovative approaches, and share lessons with other cities ready to pursue similar goals.

Our Vision

The long-term vision of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance is that by 2050 or sooner, Alliance member cities will achieve carbon neutrality and that this will engender greater economic prosperity, social equity, enhanced quality of life, and climate resilience for the people and businesses in our cities. We believe that by proving that carbon neutrality can be achieved by leading cities, we will generate replicable models and lessons for other cities and advance a movement toward carbon neutrality globally.

 

CNCA is a project of

CNCA’s work is made possible by generous support from