City-to-City pairings

City-to-city pairings

Through the IUC programme, cities and regions across Europe have entered into partnerships on sustainable development with counterparts from around the globe. For a full list of city pairings so far, see the table below:

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EU City
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Paired city
Country

Almada

Belo Horizonte

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Population

174 030

Area

70.2 km2

Mayor

Inês de Medeiros


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Population

2 513 451

Area

330.9 km2

Mayor

Alexandre Kalil


Topics

Climate adaptationInclusive and sustainable economic growthSmart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness

Sustainable Development Goals


Description

Belo Horizonte and Almada are focusing their pairing on addressing climate change. The city of Almada is member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, has implemented the processes required as part of this agreement, and is currently updating its climate goals and action. Within this framework, it has developed initiatives such as a Climate Action Local Plataform and a Climate Change Fund. The Municipality of Belo Horizonte is interested in adapting both initiatives to its local context. For its part, Almada is keen to learn more about Belo Horizonte’s system of planification and its established goals and agreements.

Implementation

They plan to reformulate the climate change committee in Belo Horizonte with the expansion of social mobilization and private sector participation, to create a climate fund in BH to finance actions of global confrontation and adaptation in the municipality. Along with the Implementation of a seal of environmental and climatic certification integrated to the urban and environmental plan and the development of an energy efficiency project on public property preparation of a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the urban mobility sector.