LA’s green growth plan in action
Aug23

LA’s green growth plan in action

In the 21st century, cities will play an increasing role in developing the green economy. One city that is at the forefront is Los Angeles (LA), which has recently published its second annual report for pLANn. LA’s pLAn for green growth LA’s pLAn sets the course for a cleaner environment Click & Tweet! and a stronger economy, with a commitment of equity as its foundation. This vision recognizes that, with cities covering a fraction of...

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Scottish Water’s circular economy exploits
Aug16

Scottish Water’s circular economy exploits

Scottish Water, which provides water and wastewater services to 2.49 million households and 152,000 businesses across Scotland, is contributing towards the development of a circular economy. Scottish Water’s 3Rs In the circular economy, products and materials are kept in a high-value state for as long as possible, then recovered and regenerated at the end of each service life. This ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ (3R) model contrasts...

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HafenCity: A resilient European city on the waterfront
Jul05

HafenCity: A resilient European city on the waterfront

Globally, rising urban populations are increasing the number of people, and the amount of infrastructure, exposed to climate change-related extreme weather events. At the same time, the growth of cities has contributed towards climate change through increased emissions. HafenCity, a resilient European city on the waterfront One city that is exploring urban solutions that protect both people and infrastructure from climate change,...

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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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