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Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

The plan contains so-called “game-changer” actions in the areas of buildings and transportation, which represent nearly all of the carbon pollution produced in Vancouver.

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

CDP has named 88 global cities that are working to become resilient, healthy, and prosperous places to live and work while cutting emissions and rapidly building resilience against the climate crisis.

Momentum builds behind a hydrogen-driven economy

Momentum builds behind a hydrogen-driven economy

According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, hydrogen production will double by 2030 as the world advances towards a sustainable energy economy and countries battle climate change.

Toronto launches on-street electric charging station pilot

Toronto launches on-street electric charging station pilot

Seventeen on-street EV charging stations will be installed and activated for public use at locations around the city, made possible by Toronto Hydro through an agreement with Flo.

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.

Scottish Water taps into citizens' thirst for sustainability

Scottish Water taps into citizens' thirst for sustainability

A network of public drinking water top-up taps installed by Scottish Water across Scotland has saved the equivalent of 250,000 plastic bottles and is being expanded to 70 more locations.

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

The French city was praised for its pioneering approach to climate management that includes a strong commitment to systemic change and an innovative participative approach to city governance.

Boston awarded grant to fund strategic heat resilience planning study

Boston awarded grant to fund strategic heat resilience planning study

It will form a critical component of the Climate Ready Boston initiative, which aims to develop resilient solutions to prepare the city for the effects of climate change.

Collaboration to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne

Collaboration to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne

The Connected Cities Lab will collaborate with several branches across council to support the city’s planning and use data and evidence as the foundation for priority and planning.

C40 Cities unites global mayors and youth to tackle the climate emergency

C40 Cities unites global mayors and youth to tackle the climate emergency

Recognising that the climate crisis demands new kinds of partnerships and ideas, the Global Youth and Mayors Forum is designed to ensure that all voices are represented in global decision-making.