One Planet Cities | WWF

AN URBANIZING PLANET

Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. And those numbers are growing steadily: Urban populations are expected to double from the current 3.5 billion to 6,7 billion by 2050, and are already responsible for more than 70 percent of global CO2 emissions. Urban dwellers’ increasing appetites for different foods, goods and energy put more pressure on the world’s land, waters and climate. The good news is that solutions exist that can meet the demands of urban lifestyles without exhausting the planet’s ecological capacity. 

One Planet Cities 

WWF is committed to increasing political leadership, public engagement and entrepreneurship to transform cities. Our aim is to support the creation and development of One Planet Cities around the globe -  cities that enable all people to thrive and prosper while respecting the ecological limits of our one and only planet.

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Learning and Sharing

Cities everywhere face a wide range of environmental and climate-related challenges as a result of rapidly growing urban populations. Fortunately, many astute local leaders recognize the benefits of tackling these critical challenges while simultaneously meeting their residents’ needs for water, food, housing, transportation and access to energy. And progressive cities are developing resource-effective, innovative solutions for doing so.

WWF created the One Planet City Challenge and City Solutions to highlight some of the most inspiring cities, and their innovative solutions. These projects aim to facilitate the sharing and replication of sustainable solutions in cities across the globe.

Contact

Jennifer Lenhart Project leader One Planet City Challenge

Global lead and expert, One Planet Cities

 

Barbara Evaeus
Lead Global Communications, One Planet Cities

 

Communications, One Planet Cities

 

Program manager and expert One Planet Cities

 

Senior advisor One Planet Cities and Ecological footprint

Senior advisor One Planet Cities and Ecological footprint

 

Tabaré Curras
Global Advisor on Urban Energy Transitions

 

Program manager One Planet Cities 

 

Anthony Pearce
Program manager One Planet Cities
 

Bella Roscher
Program manager and expert One Planet Cities

Sofia Widforss
Program manager One Planet Cities