Cities and Regions send us their local sustainability issues, from there we create a dedicated program to present  innovative and relevant solutions to Mayors and other Representatives for them to solve local issues. 

→ Come and share what your city and region is implementing
→ Connect with entrepreneurs working on sustainable territories
→ Get inspired by other cities and regions
→ Get on track with your local objectives

Workshops between City Representatives, leading innovators and relevant international organizations

In 2018, Marieke van Doorninck, Deputy Major of Amsterdam, and Alexandre Guilly, from Les Alchimistes, met during a Workshop and started working together to bring a solution to compost food waste in Amsterdam.

Conferences for elected representatives to take the floor and share their approach

Filipe Araujo, Vice-President, Vice-mayor and City Councilor from the City of Porto, presented the actions Porto is implementing to lead by example.

Ceremonies to put Cities in the spotlight and for elected representatives to share their commitments and achievements.

In 2018, Marieke van Doorninck, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam, announced the city would reduce their CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030 in the frame of the Covenant of Mayors.

Eusebiu Veteleanu, Vicemayor of Ramnicu Valcea, worked on an ambitious plan to reduce their emissions.

Guided tours at the Hall of Solutions

City Representatives have the opportunity to meet directly with entrepreneurs that address their local issues. During this tour they can imagine what future cities will look like.

Networking times

One-on-one meetings, bilateral meetings, breakfast, cocktail... specifically organized to boost the cooperation between actors working to build sustainable cities.



Solutions presented to Mayors and City Representatives meet specific criteria. Our partnership with the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy  is strategic to help develop solutions to major climate challenges. Cities are home to the majority of the world's population. It is within this environment that the innovative solutions needed for a sustainable world must be developed. ChangeNOW is the place to make it happen!

"Cities have always been at the forefront of change. They have always paved the way for future progress.
That makes them today decisive actors in the ecological and energy transition.
But we can only operate this revolution - political, social, cultural - with the citizens, not just for them."

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris

Check the video of the 2018 Cities Program

Carolina Meza