National Earth Hour Capitals 2016
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Hue City, Vietnam
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Santa Rosa, Philipines
Tshwane, South Africa
125 cities from 21 countries participated in Earth Hour City Challenge 2016. WWF, with the support of Accenture, selected 1-3 finalists per country who were then evaluated by an international jury of experts. The jury analyzed actions and commitments reported by these cities, and identified one sustainability leader per country for the National Earth Hour Capital Awards. One city, Paris, was awarded the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2016. The work of these inspiring cities was highlighted during the United Nations Habitat lll conference in October 2016.
Earth Hour City Challenge 2016
Brazil: Belo Horizonte, Recife, Rio de Janeiro
Canada: Edmonton, Saanich, Vancouver
Colombia: Bogotá, Cali, Monteria
Finland: City of Lappeenranta
France: Bordeaux, Paris,Toulouse
India: Coimbatore, Pune, Rajkot
Indonesia: Balikpapan, Bogor, Jakarta
Malaysia: Melaka, Penang Island, Petaling Jaya
Philippines: Makati, San Carlos, Santa Rosa
Singapore: City of Singapore
Spain: Murcia, Palma de Mallorca
South Africa: Cape Town, Tshwane
Sweden: Eskilstuna, Lund, Umeå
Thailand: Chiangrai, Thungsong
USA: Boulder, Burlington, Evanston
Vietnam: Huế City
Winner of We Love Cities
Bogor, Indonesia, won We Love Cities 2016 with a landslide victory. Bogor showed an amazing ability to reach out to its citizens and to rally their support. #WeLoveBogor
The Earth Hour City Challenge initiative has been created to celebrate cities that are taking amazing steps forward in creating a greener, cleaner and more sustainable city to live in, while inspiring other cities to do the same.
Will your city inspire the world?
Earth Hour City Challenge in short
Cities are invited to report relevant data, plans and actions via an internationally recognized carbon reporting platform for cities, Carbonn Climate Registry, cCR, managed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Outreach and support to cities is provided in collaboration with ICLEI and the final plans and data reviewed by an international jury.
How the challenge works