Southern cities ‘outperforming rest of the UK in terms of sustainability’

A new report highlights a growing geographical divide between cities in the north and south with regards to going green

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Just 7% of cities score ‘A’-grade on going green

The CDP has ranked 596 cities on how effectively they are tackling greenhouse gas emissions and managing climate risks

London ‘among cities sinking into the sea’

Christian Aid says climate change means coastal cities are becoming more vulnerable to flooding

Global cities leading the way in cutting emissions

New analysis reveals 27 cities, representing 54 million people, saw carbon emissions peak in 2012

Urban climate policies ‘could avoid 1.3m deaths by 2030’

A new report suggests implementing clean approaches could also create 14 million city-based jobs

Major cities vow to make new buildings carbon neutral by 2030

A total of 19 mayors have made the pledge as part of the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration

European cities ‘lead way on green buildings and climate disclosure’

European cities are leading decarbonisation through green building standards while counterparts in the US are more focused on efficiency and clean power initiatives

Cities ‘to go smart within a decade’

Are you looking forward to living in a smart city, with solar roads, autonomous cars, negligible pollution and green buildings? This kind of urban lifestyle is only a decade away, according to supplier First Utility and futurist Glen Hiemstra. They say by 2028, cities will become much more energy efficient, rely on electrified transportation, adopt […]

More than 100 cities powered mostly by renewables

More than 100 global cities get the majority of their electricity from renewable sources. That’s according to new data from non-profit environmental impact researcher CDP, which reveals 101 cities, including Auckland, Nairobi, Oslo, Seattle and Vancouver, have reported using at least 70% green energy. It adds more than 40 cities, including Burlington, Basel and Reykjavik, […]

New framework to guide cities towards greener future

A new framework serving as a guide for cities seeking to enhance their sustainability has been launched. The World Bank and the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) new ‘Urban Sustainability Framework’ (USF) aims to support cities along the green pathway, from creating a vision to identifying financial resources to implement their plans. It lays out six […]