This is the nineteenth year of UN climate change negotiations. But even 19 years has proved not long enough for national governments to agree on, and implement, measures that reduce global greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently to keep the world beneath the dangerous 2°C threshold.
Meanwhile, cities and local authorities across the globe are taking the lead in climate mitigation in the face of inaction at the national and international level. [Read more →]
November 21, 2013 No Comments
Many non-Brazilians may not have heard of the South American city, but within the country Curitiba is well-known. With more than 4 million inhabitants (1.7 million in the city, 1.5 million in the metropolitan area) Curitiba is the eighth biggest city in Brazil and was named the “World’s Most Innovative City“ in 1996. What of this legacy remains today, 17 years later?
November 8, 2013 No Comments
The World Future Council’s two-day Future of Cities Forum on regenerative urban development has just concluded. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed their time, energy, knowledge and experience to make this a spectacular meeting of the minds! Countless pertinent issues were discussed among the expert participants. Here is a tiny snapshot:
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September 8, 2013 No Comments