Famous for its ground breaking inventions, creative community and innovative infrastructure, Mannheim is not called the “city of inventions" for nothing. The city is the cultural and economic centre of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region making it Germany's seventh-largest metropolitan region with nearly 2.4 million inhabitants and over 900,000 employees.
 
The vibrant and diverse mixture of different perspectives is what causes Mannheim to be one of the most prosperous and smart cities in Germany.
 
Mannheim is ready to achieve climate neutrality as early as 2030 under the EU Green Deal. As a pilot city for the Local Green Deal, the city relies on the key principles of the Blueprint for Action developed together with ICLEI in the framework of ICC, and thus on an integrated governance approach, partnerships and stakeholder involvement, and civic engagement. The city is committed to promote city diplomacy and raise awareness of concrete Local Green Deals as well as contributing to the ICC initiative to provide inspiration and innovative solutions to the participating core cities.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
  • Core
Kisumu
Kisumu
Kenya
  • Core
Alicante
Alicante
Spain
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Métropole Européenne de Lille
Métropole Européenne de Lille
France
  • Core
Haskovo
Haskovo
Bulgaria
  • Core
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Slovenia
  • Core
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
  • Mentor
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
Netherlands
  • Mentor
Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain
  • Mentor
Milan
Milan
Italy
  • Core
Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy