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Verizon expands initiatives to reduce global climate impact
20 Apr 2021
Verizon set a goal to achieve net zero operational emissions by 2035 and committed to source or generate renewable energy equivalent to 50 per cent of its annual electricity consumption by 2025.
Edinburgh council proposes how it will become a net-zero organisation by 2030
16 Apr 2021
Draft plans include ensuring that all new council operational buildings are constructed to the highest energy criteria and electrifying all council car and van fleets.
Green investment by Canadian cities could create three million jobs
12 Apr 2021
Analysis by C40 Cities highlights the economic and health benefits for Canadians of investing in city-led efforts to secure a green and just recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Integrated mobility service launched in Rome as part of sustainability plan
07 Apr 2021
The charging infrastructure from Siemens provides the basis for a new electric vehicle sharing service in the city, developed by Italian start-up On.
Start-ups invited to enter 2021 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge
01 Apr 2021
The global competition offers total prize money of $150,000 in funding for the winning entrepreneurs or ventures to further develop their ideas and help to transform cities.
Singapore, Seoul and London top smart city governance ranking
31 Mar 2021
Cities were recognised for not only being advanced in terms of technologies adopted throughout the city, but in their government’s efforts to bring the city population along with their digitalisation journey.
Maintenance contract to help London borough achieve carbon-neutrality in one year
31 Mar 2021
Idverde claims it will help the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea achieve the target through its commitment to sustainability and investment in electrification and zero-emission assets.
Mexico City pilots climate-adaptive cycle path built from plastic waste
30 Mar 2021
The cycle path in Chapultepec Forest offers temporary water storage and drainage features and is made from over 2,200 pounds of plastic waste, the equivalent of half a million plastic bottle caps.
Sydney to plant 700 new street trees annually to green the city
29 Mar 2021
Greening Sydney 2030 sets the directions, targets and actions for all aspects of greening, including canopy targets and innovative plans to increase green roofs and walls and streetscape gardening.
Platform aims to help cities plan their climate action
25 Mar 2021
ClimateView claims the platform balances the transition to net-zero with a city’s economic needs and provides an interactive tool to ensure the success of the plan’s delivery.
Solar projects advance Rhode Island's renewable energy resources
23 Mar 2021
Clean tech integrator Ameresco has achieved commercial operation at its site in Tiverton and mechanical completion at its location in Cumberland in the New England state.
Partnership aims to integrate air quality sensors with smart city initiatives
23 Mar 2021
Measurements from Earthsense Zephyr sensors will be integrated with Proximity Futures online dashboard to display real-time pollution levels for UK local authorities.
Siemens establishes e-mobility partner ecosystem
19 Mar 2021
The company wants to increase accessibility of its electric vehicle charging infrastructure and financing solutions in North America and is partnering with EV technology and service companies.
UK council chooses Lime for e-scooter trial
19 Mar 2021
Rochdale Borough Council will deploy 500 e-scooters and the programme includes a Lime community hub in the town centre, providing unlimited free rides for key workers.
Helsinki announces energy challenge winners
17 Mar 2021
Goal of the competition was to find urban heating solutions that can be implemented in Helsinki by 2029 and that potentially could contribute to decarbonising city heating around the world.
Phase one of $45m Renew Boston Trust initiative completed
10 Mar 2021
Solar canopy at Boston Police Headquarters completes the first round of energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades across City of Boston buildings.
Mayors call on the G20 to deliver green, just and local recovery
09 Mar 2021
The mayors of Milan and Rome highlight the imperative for G20 countries to use recovery funding in a way that advances, not hinders, ambitious and equitable climate action ahead of COP26.
Carbon farmers help to lower Sydney's inner city emissions
08 Mar 2021
The City of Sydney is buying 1,800 Australian Carbon Credit Units from Indigenous carbon farmers, following an agreement with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.
Santa Monica launches zero-emissions delivery zone
05 Mar 2021
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator has worked with the city to create the one-square mile voluntary zone by partnering with tech and delivery companies and community organisations.
Pittsburgh announces investment in equitable street tree strategy
03 Mar 2021
Based on census records and inventory data, visualisations show low-income and Black communities disproportionately have fewer city street trees and so see less of the benefits of trees.
Anaheim public transport operator bids to be all-electric by 2025
02 Mar 2021
The Anaheim Transportation Network has been awarded a $5m grant to advance its effort to become California’s first all-electric transit operator by the California Energy Commission.
Work begins on Greater Manchester's active neighbourhoods
01 Mar 2021
The project aims to prioritise the movement, health and safety of people over cars and includes using modal filters such as benches, planters or bollards to reduce traffic on residential streets.
European solar initiative aims to accelerate the climate agenda
25 Feb 2021
The European Solar Initiative aims to re-develop a strong PV manufacturing industry, which will capture the additional 20GW of annual solar demand forecasted in Europe for the next decade.
Spanish bank signs agreement with Smart City Cluster
18 Feb 2021
The agreement will see Unicaja Banco collaborate with members of the alliance to explore opportunities to finance projects and channel sustainable investment related to smart cities.
12 Mar 2021
Belfast bolsters resilience with one million trees
It is one of 30 projects in the city’s Resilience Strategy that is focused on climate change and mitigation and developing a connected, zero-emissions economy within a generation.
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