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World Alliance for Low-Carbon Cities

Promoting lower carbon cities

The World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities, established in 2012, is an association promoting a low-carbon future for cities focusing on four topics: city planning, urban transport, green building, and renewable resources. By engaging its members in active collaboration, the WALCC supports demonstrations and pilots relating to its focus areas.

What we do at WALCC

Global network

Through its active member network the WALCC nurtures exchange of ideas and knowledge related to low-carbon development, anchored in solid research and practical experience.


The WALCC organizes bi-annual conferences where experts share their views, and new development projects are initiated. The WALCC also manages an active website, which brings members a consistent stream of updates on relevant topics.

Research projects

The WALCC coordinates joint research grant applications and organizes the resources needed to advance the research agenda.


The World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities is a global, professional community uniting leading experts with a strong interest in furthering the development of low-carbon cities


"Low-carbon development is of high priority in Fortum. Joining the WALCC has significantly supported our networking and developing sustainable solutions in recycling and transport. For us, close relationships to the universities is an important part of this collaboration."
Pasi Mikkonen, Vice President Investments
City Solutions Division, Fortum
"Turku has the ambition of introducing an autonomous shuttle in the city. The WALCC has actively supported these efforts and the Alliance’s international network has here been of great help."
Sirpa Korte, Public Transport Director
City of Turku


"Through the success of the AVM ecosystem we are now further expanding the WALCC both by introducing new substance areas and through new international connections e.g. by working with Nordic Innovation."
Jussi Hulkkonen, Deputy-Secretary General

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