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The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

More cities must ramp up their climate ambition and deliver urgent action, fast, says Kyra Appleby, Global Director of Cities, States and Regions at CDP.

City of Vancouver introduces performance dashboard

City of Vancouver introduces performance dashboard

VanDashboard measures performance against 65 key metrics in six categories including core service delivery, affordability and housing, climate change and economy and finances.

Coders invited to tackle climate change in global challenge

Coders invited to tackle climate change in global challenge

The IBM-led Code for Global Challenge is inviting practical applications built on open source software to employ technology to help create a better world for future generations.

Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality

Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality

Following an executive order, building construction must be low-energy and fossil-fuel-free, while meeting annual energy needs from a mix of on- and off-site renewable energy assets.

Cities could slash emissions by 60% through further climate actions

Cities could slash emissions by 60% through further climate actions

If fully realised, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy said city and local government actions could account for 2.3 billion tons CO2e of annual emissions reduction in 2030.

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.

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.

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

At the conclusion of the UN Climate Action Summit, chair of C40 and mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, urged all nation states to step up and commit to science-based targets.

Investor platform bids to accelerate action for low carbon world

Investor platform bids to accelerate action for low carbon world

By “decluttering and streamlining” support to developing countries, the platform aims to accelerate action and advance climate investment in developing countries.

San Diego progresses green energy transition

San Diego progresses green energy transition

The US city has approved proposals to create a joint-powers entity with cities across the region to lower energy costs and reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.