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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.

Waiheke Island rolls out Auckland's first electric bus fleet

Waiheke Island rolls out Auckland's first electric bus fleet

As part of the Low Emissions Roadmap, Auckland Transport plans to only procure low emission buses from 2025 and have a full low emission fleet by 2040.

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.

Cityzenith to donate digital twin platform to key cities

Cityzenith to donate digital twin platform to key cities

The technology provider is launching the Clean Cities – Clean Future campaign to help the world’s most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral.

Osaka rolls out demonstrator smart lighting project

Osaka rolls out demonstrator smart lighting project

MinebeaMitsumi has deployed streetlights with sensors that can monitor surrounding environmental conditions on six roads managed by Osaka Prefecture Government.

Vehicles map air quality block-by-block in Brooklyn

Vehicles map air quality block-by-block in Brooklyn

Aclima has deployed its mobile sensing fleet throughout Downtown Brooklyn to collect representative air sample measurements with its platform – day and night, weekdays and weekends.

New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation

New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation

The request for information aims to pave the way for the US state to create a green financing mechanism that effectively channels public and private funding to achieve its clean energy goals.

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Grants from the fund will be used to support non-profits and academic institutions in Europe and Latin America that are leading data-driven climate action efforts in select cities.

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 announces ambitious zero emissions roadmap

Los Angeles announces ambitious zero emissions roadmap

Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city must kick its "zero-emissions transportation future into high gear" and the goal is to deliver a 25 per cent reduction in GHGs and pollution by the 2028 Olympic Games.