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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.

City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme

City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme

The free mobile CitiCap app automatically tracks a means of transport used and allows citizens in the Finnish city to benefit from reducing their own mobility emissions.

Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?

Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?

Even if US cities could maintain a 10 per cent drop in traffic volumes in the recovery phase, they could significantly improve their climate impact standing, according to a new study by StreetLight Data.

Smart cities at the edge: deploying decentralised success

Smart cities at the edge: deploying decentralised success

Edge computing could be a solution for smart cities wanting to process large amounts of data, writes Ciaran Dynes, SVP of Products at Talend

City resilience officers form global coalition for recovery

City resilience officers form global coalition for recovery

The Global Resilient Cities Network’s initiative offers a platform to cities and other urban centres to engage in short- and long-term planning for a sustained, resilient recovery.

Chicago strengthens EV charging measures for new buildings

Chicago strengthens EV charging measures for new buildings

The Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment-Ready ordinance updates the city’s municipal code to increase the number of private parking spaces equipped with EV-charging capacity.

Smart city accelerator demo days go virtual

Smart city accelerator demo days go virtual

Both Urban-X and Techstars have taken their demo day events online, ensuring start-ups and innovation continue to be supported despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Survey reveals gap between climate change perceptions and required actions

Survey reveals gap between climate change perceptions and required actions

While three quarters of UK consumers believe climate change is a serious threat, they are still unclear as to which activities in their lives emit carbon.

Global mayors launch Covid-19 recovery task force

Global mayors launch Covid-19 recovery task force

The C40 Cities initiative was unveiled during a virtual meeting of mayors and city leaders from 25 countries who will come together to share knowledge and expertise.

Global code challenge takes on the coronavirus

Global code challenge takes on the coronavirus

The recently launched IBM open source Call for Code Global Challenge is expanding to tackle the coronavirus as well as climate change.