Cities are influential players on the world stage and were all over the news in 2016 with new plans to help tackle climate change and revive economies.
Smart, Climate-Friendly Cities
Cities are where 75 percent of us are expected to live by 2050, and governments, businesses and innovators around the world are trying to make sure our cities are ready for it.
How can new low-carbon technologies, digital innovations and ways of organising city life make them smarter, healthier and more pleasant to live in, while dealing with the impacts of climate change? We report on some of the latest developments.
A new global coalition of more than 7000 mayors wants to implement the Paris climate accord together, get to know some of them via social media!
Her remarkable, optimistic leadership style has been credited with helping deliver the historic Paris climate accord. A year later, Christiana Figueres helps ⇢
Some 75 per cent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2030. The rapid acceleration of this trend becomes especially ⇢
The European Commission is setting up a North American chapter of its Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. The new regional covenant will cover ⇢
With the Paris Agreement about to be implemented, the world’s cities have a historic opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy use. In a new ⇢
Thousands of people in major cities across the world are pulling an all-nighter to respond to climate change on a global scale. Climate-KIC’s Climathon, a ⇢
Seen as a key way to raise capital for new low-carbon projects, green bonds are on the rise and set for a record breaking year according to a major financial ⇢
Because what is built today will be around for a long time, it is crucial buildings, energy grids and public transport are constructed with the Paris climate ⇢
Every year on and around 22 September, people around the world ditch their cars in the name of climate action and healthier living. During the weekends leading ⇢
If the world is to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change, trillions will need to be shifted to low carbon projects in countries across Asia ⇢
You want to make your city trip or holiday greener, but you don’t want to give up flying? The answer is location, location, location. Participants in the ⇢