Europe’s green (blue) capital crowned
Jun28

Europe’s green (blue) capital crowned

Oslo, the capital of Norway with a population of nearly 660,000, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2019 due to its commitment and actions to protect natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2020 (compared to 1990) and be carbon neutral by 2050. Europe’s green (blue) capital decoupling water consumption from population growth Oslo’s per capita water consumption has steadily declined over the past 20...

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Transforming Toronto’s future
Jun21

Transforming Toronto’s future

Urban areas account for 54% of the world’s population in 2014, yet cities account for 70-75% of natural resource consumption and contribute towards environmental degradation in areas far beyond their boundaries. At the same time, cities are increasingly vulnerable to a variety of climatic risks due to their concentration of people, infrastructure and economic activity. Transforming Toronto’s future One city that is taking steps to...

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Singapore’s low-carbon, efficient future
Jun14

Singapore’s low-carbon, efficient future

With rising greenhouse gas emissions and increasing resource scarcity, governments around the world are implementing a range of policies to increase efficiency in production and resource use. However, rather than focus on command and control regulations that directly regulate what industry can and cannot do, governments are now raising the bar by showing what is possible themselves. One government that is leading the way towards a...

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Ontario building a low-carbon future
Jun07

Ontario building a low-carbon future

Many governments, at the city-, state- and national-level, have implemented technology challenges to spur the private sector in scaling-up game-changing green technologies that increase resource efficiency, lower water and energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One of the latest green technology challenges has been issued by Ontario. Ontario’s 2030 Solutions Challenge Ontario’s 2030 Solutions Challenge is an...

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