New York protecting its most valuable natural resource
Jun03

New York protecting its most valuable natural resource

New York City has launched its One New York plan for a strong and just city in terms of social, economic and environmental equity. As part of the plan New York aims to be the most sustainable big city in the world and a global leader in the fight against climate change. To achieve this aspiration, the city will: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 2005 levels Reduce waste disposal by 90% in 2030 compared to 2005...

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Toronto communicating the value of urban forests
May13

Toronto communicating the value of urban forests

Toronto’s urban forests are a significant asset to the city. Valued at $7 billion they produce, each year, $28 million worth of ecosystem services for the city, including carbon sequestration and flood protection. The challenge is many people, including policy and decision-makers, fail to make the connection between urban forests and the numerous economic, environmental, cultural and recreational benefits they provide. Toronto has...

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Green Infrastructure Investment in Asia-Pacific
Feb23

Green Infrastructure Investment in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to flooding. Over the period of 1986-2006 floods have claimed more than 300,000 lives, and caused an estimated damage to the Asian economy of more than US$200 billion (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, 2006). By 2012, floods were the most frequent disaster occurring in Asia (44%) and had the highest human and economic impact. They...

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