Category Archives: Sustainable Cities

California A Global Leader On Climate Change

White House Agenda Not Slowing Action In Golden State By Coral Davenport and Adam Nagourney, New York Times The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Urges Leaders To Ignore Trump’s Climate Commentary

Climate Solutions Found Outside Of Washington, DC Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing foreign leaders not to follow President Trump’s lead on climate change. In an interview with the Associated Press, Bloomberg said other countries should continue pursuing … Continue reading

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Cities Hold Solutions To Climate Change

Cities, Citizens Tackling Issues and Opportunities Cities around the world have multiplied their efforts to emit fewer greenhouse gases and brace for climate-change-driven natural disasters, scientists and environmentalists say. Amid uncertainty over whether Washington will withdraw from a global accord … Continue reading

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Cities Divided Over Fossil Fuel Investments

Divesting From Fossil Fuels, Investing In The Future By James B. Stewart, New York Times The trustees of Cooperstown, N.Y., hardly expected their village (population 1,834) to emerge as a flash point in a national debate over climate change and … Continue reading

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Most People Breathing Unhealthy Air

Air Pollution An Extreme Threat To Public Health By Mike Ives, The New York Times The World Health Organization said Tuesday that 92 percent of people breathe what it classifies as unhealthy air, in another sign that atmospheric pollution is … Continue reading

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UNDP Launches Program For Green Cities

Cities A Massive Problem, Opportunity By Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme On behalf of UNDP, welcome to the launch of the UNDP Sustainable Urbanization Strategy. As we meet here in Quito today for the Habitat III conference, … Continue reading

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Are Cities Ready For The Next Major Hurricane

Coastal Cities Unprepared For Extreme Storms By Nick Stockton, Wired After the storm, after the flooding, after the investigations, the US came to realize that what happened to New Orleans on August 29, 2005 was not a natural disaster. The … Continue reading

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Technical Solutions Not A Silver Bullet In Battle Against Climate Change

Economic Incentives Must Change On Many Levels By Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation Dealing with climate change and its risks will require not only technical responses like drought-resilient crops and higher sea walls but also reshaping economic and political incentives that … Continue reading

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Climate Fund Moving At Glacial Speed

Focus On Sustainability, Clean Energy The Green Climate Fund is finally getting some legs. The big question now is what direction it will pursue. Local ownership, sustainability and a firm commitment to clean energy are a few of the apparent priorities. … Continue reading

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The Most Eco-Friendly Cities In The World

Earth Day Every Day In Sustainable Cities Innovations in technology and environmental friendliness are not mutually exclusive — in fact, the smarter a city is, the more eco-friendly it can (and should) be. Since we’re always talking about the most … Continue reading

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