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Belfast invites citizens to help future-proof their city

Belfast invites citizens to help future-proof their city

The public consultation follows the launch of a draft resilience strategy by Belfast City Council that aims to transition the city to an inclusive, low-carbon, climate-resilient economy within a generation.

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

It is comprised of member cities and experts from the former 100 Resilient Cities programme and supports a community of resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries.

London mayor launches resilience strategy

London mayor launches resilience strategy

The UK capital’s first-ever resilience strategy addresses challenges such as climate change, city safety as well as Brexit and aims to avert a crisis before it happens.

Coast and DG Cities form autonomous collaboration

Coast and DG Cities form autonomous collaboration

The US self-driving technology company and UK urban innovation specialist will provide design and implementation services to help transform cities with connected and autonomous vehicles.

EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

An invitation is open to start-ups worldwide in areas including, but not limited to, renewable energy, energy-efficiency and heat and transport to solve the decarbonisation challenge.

Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets

Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets

The city has launched the first of 10 projects that aim to lower neighbourhood temperatures and advance the goals of the LA mayor’s Green New Deal.

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Report found that cities’ ability to drive innovation depends most on bold leadership, dedicated staff with the right skills, and a strong focus on data to set targets and measure outcomes.

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Renewable electricity will power all city-owned properties, including pools, libraries, playing fields, depots and council buildings, including historic Sydney Town Hall.

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors from around the world are committing to help transfer global resources away from fossil fuels "into action" that averts the climate emergency.

Low-carbon cities a $24 trillion opportunity

Low-carbon cities a $24 trillion opportunity

A new report urges national governments to get behind cities to tackle the climate crisis and boost their economies.