By John J. Berger, PhD, an energy and environmental policy specialist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, who is currently working on a new book on resolving the climate crisis. — Copenhagen, Denmark—By focusing on reducing carbon emissions and becoming more sustainable, can cities enhance their citizens’ health, well-being, and comfort, while improving their
Ambitious cities around the world are setting their sights on becoming carbon neutral. This means that, after measuring their carbon emissions, they reduce those emissions as much as is cost effectively possible, and use equivalent offsets to balance the residual emissions and achieve a net zero carbon footprint. Copenhagen is one of those ambitious cities.
This post is part of our live blog series from the Resilient Cities 2015 congress. For more live blogs, please click here. The message that stuck at this session for participatory governance and multi-stakeholder approaches for resilience building was: “feeling is believing”. We were given an insight into some practical work from four panelist stretching
Morten Højer is Chief Advisor on Climate and Economy in the Technical and Environmental Department, City of Copenhagen Question: In your experience of seeing cities and businesses work together – when it goes well, why does it go well? Morten Højer: If you look at successful examples, and if you look at any kind of
Representatives of five cities to have received prestigious international sustainability awards took to the stage in Seoul this afternoon to discuss how their progress had been achieved. Morten Kabell of Copenhagen (Denmark), George Ferguson of Bristol (UK), Dejan Crnek of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Johannes van der Merwe of Cape Town (South Africa) and Dagur Eggertsson of
Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing. ICLEI Stories Resilient Cities Asia Pacific congress calls for action on urban resilience ICLEI Member Bristol embarks on year as European Green Capital City Stories Why “100
Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing. ICLEI News Earth Hour City Challenge winners to be announced at ICLEI World Congress 2015 Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo win 2015 Sustainable Transport