O presente verde de São Paulo

A cidade de São Paulo acaba de declarar de utilidade pública a aquisição de 32 áreas verdes privadas, equivalentes ao tamanho de Paris ou a 15.500 campos de futebol. Com esse acréscimo significativo, a megalópole totalizará 26% de seu território sob proteção ambiental. “Ampliar essas áreas de preservação é um dos maiores presentes que podemos 

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El regalo verde de São Paulo

La ciudad de São Paulo ha declarado recientemente de utilidad pública la adquisición de 32 zonas verdes privadas, equivalentes al tamaño de París o a 15.500 campos de fútbol. Con esta importante incorporación, la megalópolis sumará el 26% de su territorio bajo protección ambiental. “Ampliar estas áreas de preservación es uno de los mayores regalos 

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São Paulo’s Green Gift

The City of São Paulo has recently declared the acquisition of 32 private green areas as a public utility, equivalent to the size of Paris or 15,500 football fields. With this significant addition, the megalopolis will total 26% of its territory under environmental protection. “Expanding these preservation areas is one of the greatest gifts we 

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Can you build an investment-ready climate project?

How can we build capacity for local and regional officials to access diverse funding sources for climate adaptation and mitigation projects? Between 13-16 February, UrbanShift hosted the Marrakech City Academy for Africa in Morocco, engaging nearly 80 participants from 25 cities across seven countries in intensive learning on Climate Finance and Urban Biodiversity. ICLEI led 

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The City of São Paulo is on the move: Driving sustainable public transport

A wave of sustainable mobility is reshaping urban public transport in Brazil, led by the City of São Paulo’s pioneering eco-mobility solutions, boasting the largest fleet of electric buses in Latin America. With ambitious goals to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2028, explore how this 12 million-people megacity is paving the way for a 

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Building resilience: Urban stories from the Global South at COP28

As our world urbanizes swiftly, cities like Melaka, Independencia, Lusaka, and Minas Gerais State are taking strides to transform climate challenges into opportunities for resilient, sustainable futures. Explore their stories of innovation and adaptation. Melaka, Malaysia: Integrating tourism into resilience plans “Mass tourism has created an economic boost for the city. The challenge is to 

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CHAMP: Catalyzing global climate goals through national and subnational cooperation

As the world grapples with the harsh reality of falling off the Paris Agreement track, the COP28 Coalition for High Ambition Multilevel Partnership (CHAMP) for Climate Action, provides a small ray of hope for getting back on track. The initiative commits endorsing countries to enhance cooperation with their local, regional and other subnational governments – 

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Tracing youth: ICLEI’s youth engagement at COP28

Did you know that half of the planet’s inhabitants are 35 or younger and will represent 60% of the urban population by the end of 2030? These facts reinforce the urgency to amplify youth voices and ensure their active participation in steering a sustainable future. Here’s how ICLEI took charge to involve youth in shaping 

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How can cities become catalysts for climate action innovation?

Urban innovation is not only about technology; it encompasses policy-making, finance, climate action communication, and even human interaction innovations. Explore how cities can not only address climate challenges but also reshape the narrative of existing possibilities by adopting human needs and solution-finding approaches for a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive urban landscape.    “Cities are already 

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Resilience Hubs in action: Cities leading the way

More than twenty cities worldwide are recognized as Resilience Hubs, a certification given to cities when they achieve a high level of resilience. Explore the latest initiatives from Bonn, Germany, and the recent addition to this network, Venice, Italy, as they embark on their journey toward an inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable urban landscape.   

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