Building a climate ready Boston
Jul19

Building a climate ready Boston

With Boston under threat from climate change, the city has released its Climate Ready Boston Report that will guide Bostonians towards a more resilient future. As the century progresses, Boston is likely to experience more extreme temperatures and weather events. It is projected that the city’s summer average temperature of 69 degrees over the 1981-2010 period will increase to 76 degrees by 2050 and 84 degrees by 2100, while the...

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Melbourne’s water-efficient future
Jul12

Melbourne’s water-efficient future

Between now and 2050, Melbourne’s population is projected to reach 8 million, up from its current 4.5 million inhabitants. To guide this growth, the Victorian Government has launched Plan Melbourne, a blueprint to guide the city towards a sustainable, productive and liveable future. Melbourne’s water-efficient future Plan Melbourne aims to improve the water performance of the city’s built environment Click & Tweet! while reducing...

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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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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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