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Award-winning Bonn sets out to become the cycling capital of its region

Bonn has so far reduced its CO2 emissions by 14% compared to 1990 levels. The city aims to reduce its CO2 emissions until 2020 by 40% and by 2050 by 90-95%, reaching 2.5 tonnes per capita in 2030. Building on a well-developed bike path network, Bonn wants to become the bike capital of its region 

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The critical importance of city-business collaboration for sustainable development

City leaders around the world are driving real action on climate change and sustainable development–but they can’t do it alone. By Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability, and Peter Bakker, President & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Advanced technology and innovation are urgently needed to ensure sustainable urban development. Energy-efficient 

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