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
Białystok
Białystok
Poland
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Gliwice
Gliwice
Poland
  • Challenge
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Core
Karlskrona
Karlskrona
Sweden
  • Core
Velika Gorica
Velika Gorica
Croatia
  • Core
Budapest
Budapest
Hungary
  • Mentor
Phoenix
Greater Phoenix Connective
USA
  • Core
Alicante
Alicante
Spain
  • Core
Split
Split
Croatia
  • Core
Guimarães
Guimarães
Portugal
  • Core
Bytom
Bytom
Poland