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West Midlands local authorities to trial e-scooters

West Midlands local authorities to trial e-scooters

Trials will take place in dedicated zones in each local authority, covering areas where existing on-highway infrastructure is in place to safely accommodate e-scooter use.

Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan

Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan

The C40 Cities network has announced its agenda for delivering a sustainable and equitable recovery plan from the pandemic and calls for support for the vision from national government.

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Samsø and Sønderborg have launched their strategies as part of the Danish Deadline 2020 project, DK2020, which is aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Self-watering green roadblocks help cities implement emergency transport plans

Self-watering green roadblocks help cities implement emergency transport plans

Many of the changes needed today to keep our cities moving and our streets safe in response to the coronavirus crisis are the same as we need to tackle the climate crisis.

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.