Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities is a programme launched by the World Bank in 2010 to help cities in developing countries achieve greater ecological and economic sustainability. The Cities Alliance is supporting the Eco2 Cities initiative, piloting the program in three countries in East Asia as well as a set of knowledge activities.
The programme will provide practical and scalable, analytical and operational support to cities. It also aims to build a global partnership among forward-looking cities in developing countries, global best-practice cities, academia, and international development communities.
As part of the programme, a number of publications and guides are being produced. They include:
- Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities (388 page book)
- Eco2 Brochure (20 page synopsis of the book)
- Study of Japanese Experiences on Sustainable Urban Development including Pollution Control and Management, Resource/Energy Efficiency and GHG Reduction (213 page report released in February 2011)