New York City is standing up for future generations by becoming the first major U.S. city to divest our pension funds from fossil fuels. At the same time, we’re bringing the fight against climate change straight to the fossil fuel companies that knew about its effects and intentionally misled the public to protect their profits.
Between 2011 and 2012, three hurricanes struck New York City, seriously damaging the city’s coasts. For example, Hurricane Sandy caused $19 billion in damage, left 2 million people without power, and flooded 17% of the city’s land mass. Moreover, 1.1 million children were unable to attend school, and there were 44 fatalities. Jaime Torres-Springer, Partner
This post is part of our live blog series from the Resilient Cities 2015 congress. For more live blogs, please click here. You’re sat in a room at a university. The air conditioning is running at full throttle, and it’s so chilly that the students are wearing sweaters and scarves. Next door is a server
This post is part of our live blog series from the Resilient Cities 2015 congress. For more live blogs, please click here. The opening panel of the finance forum provided a variety of examples of how to overcome common barriers to financing urban adaptation and resilience. From city case studies to the support tools of
Welcome to another edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of online sustainability stories! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing. ICLEI Stories ICLEI World Congress 2015 in review City Stories New York City Announces New Resilience Plan, Champions City Resilience Belo Horizonte’s Food Security Policy Energy Stories Judith Sayers, First Nations run-of-river hydro
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