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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainable Urbanization The Future The tangled web of international organizations that constitutes global governance has become so remote and ineffective that few count on it to deliver results anymore. Now, after decades of turf wars and self-marginalization, international organizations must rally around sustainable urbanization. The world is undergoing an unprecedented and irreversible wave of urbanization, […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Green Cities and Greener Economies Never before have the world’s cities faced such a daunting combination of challenges, or required such technological creativity to solve them. Cities are at a crossroads. While 50 percent of the world currently lives in cities, by 2050 that figure will be nearly 70 percent. Unless radically different ways of […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainability Leadership Over the past decade, more than 50 major U.S cities have taken significant steps to become more sustainable. According to OurGreenCities.com reports, there has been a focused effort to maintain and grow healthy local economies through smart growth and climate protection, and city leaders are increasingly doing business in a manner that promotes, guides […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Greener Cities Asia Korea was among the first countries to support green growth as a national development strategy, and it is spreading its green philosophy and knowledge. Few countries are as committed to growing in an environmentally sustainable manner as Korea. When President Lee Myung-bak was inaugurated in 2008, he hailed “low carbon, green growth” […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Change Solutions South America has got its first think-tank aimed at providing climate change knowledge to decision-makers to help them design tools tailored to local needs. The Regional Centre for Climate Change and Decision-Making was launched earlier this year (19 March) in Montevideo, Uruguay, where it will have its headquarters and where it is […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

The Green Metropolis This book looks at the rise of urban sustainability in America, using specific case studies. Matthew Slavin first defines different aspects of the terms sustainability. He then goes about explaining the rise of sustainability with many examples from cities like Portland, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Washington DC, San Francisco, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and New York […]

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sustainable cities and global warming

Sustainable, Resilient Cities “To date, the trend towards urbanization has been accompanied by increased pressure on the environment and growing numbers of urban poor,” said the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Achim Steiner, at the launch of the report in Nairobi, Kenya. “But unique opportunities exist for cities to lead the greening of the […]

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Green, Sustainable Cities The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens today announced a new collaboration, both a technical partnership and a global prize competition to recognize city actions and innovation that will accelerate C40 city actions to combat the impacts of global climate change. “Cities around the world — particularly C40 cities — […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Resiliency Vital With the proportion of the global population living in the urban areas sets to rise to 70 percent by 2050, cities worldwide are catching up to build infrastructures – 60 percent of which are yet to be built – to meet today’s challenges and future demands amid climate change and its impacts. Investing […]

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