An urbanizing planet
What WWF is doing
- The Earth Hour City Challenge: is an initiative designed by WWF to mobilize action and support from cities in the global transition towards a 100% renewable future. It also aims to stimulate the development and dissemination of best practices for climate mitigation and adaptation.
- Urban Solutions: a global inventory of 100+ learning cases from sustainable urban development.
- Low Carbon Cities initiative: exploring low carbon development models in different cities in China in order to learn from and replicate successful experiences.
- Massive Open Online Course: on sustainable cities developed with Lund University and available for free. The course runs continously. Read more.
WWF's Carina Bergström-Hansson claims that "the battle for a future where humans live in harmony with nature will be won or lost in cities". Here she explains why the creation of truly sustainable cities is absolutely crucial to winning this battle, and how initiatives like WWF's Earth Hour City Challenge, which focus on the transition towards a sustainable and renewable energy system is the key to success.