Amsterdam mobilizes for a clean, prosperous, sustainable future

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. — Finding ways to reduce cities’ greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) is vital to global efforts to mitigate climate change. Cities account for around 70 

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Cities in Action: Ekurhuleni’s Waste Recycling

The green city project known as Bontle Ke Botho was implemented by the Environmental Resources Management Department of Ekurhuleni Municipality in 2002. The Project sought to promote poverty alleviation and sustainable living practices through environmental actions with a strong focus on stakeholder engagement and awareness. These actions were required to address one or more of 

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Cities in Action: Medellin Blooms with Life

Moravia is a hill formed from solid waste disposal in an uncontrolled landfill located in Medellin, Colombia. Since the 1980s, a human settlement that has been established on it has generated significant social tensions because of its environmental degradation, urban overcrowding and public health problems. Because of these mounting issues, the City of Medellin has 

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#6 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: Meet the Mayor of Thimphu at the congress

Honorable Mayor Kinlay Dorjee of Thimphu, Bhutan, is attending the Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific congress to talk about the challenges and opportunities of building resilience in his city. A few months ago, we sat down with Mayor Dorjee to talk about his city’s sustainability plans, achievements and future initiatives. What would you describe as Thimphu’s main 

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