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Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Ashden is calling for more backing for sustainable solutions to help struggling communities around the world build back better and combat the duel impact of Covid-19 and climate change.

€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery

€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery

The first phase of Project Cygnus will deploy €1m in EIT Climate-KIC funding to analyse current economic and environmental investment trends to support regions and countries in their recovery.

SmartCitiesWorld and Leading Cities announce partnership

SmartCitiesWorld and Leading Cities announce partnership

Through a media partnership, SmartCitiesWorld will support Leading Cities’ initiatives such as AcceliCITY and AcceliGOV that seek to solve urban challenges.

City of Sydney makes the switch to 100 per cent green power

City of Sydney makes the switch to 100 per cent green power

Since 1 July, all of the City’s operations – including streetlights, pools, sports fields, depots and buildings – have been run on 100 per cent locally sourced renewable electricity.

Smart Dubai Covid-19 report emphasises the importance of a holistic response

Smart Dubai Covid-19 report emphasises the importance of a holistic response

The report, compiled by the Happiness Agenda team, will help to inform the post-Covid 19 strategy and is focused on the three areas of services, employees and corporate operations.

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.

Holistic approaches necessary to counter lockdown fatigue

Holistic approaches necessary to counter lockdown fatigue

Societies must be rebuilt in a way that safeguards our health and our economy and networks and knowledge sharing will be essential in building in robust structures to defend against future shocks.

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.

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Critical event management company Everbridge has introduced a “next phase” Covid-19 software solution to help governments and businesses improve safety for employees and citizens.

Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19

Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19

The toolkit launched by the World Economic Forum aims to bring more transparency, trust and resilience to supply chains by offering a "shared truth".