Will your city be the next Earth Hour Capital?
An international jury is now reviewing the applications from the cities and at the end of January the finalists will be presented. We welcome citizens in these cities to vote for their favorite city in our We Love Cities campaign.
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.
How the challenge worksCities were invited to report relevant data, plans and actions via an internationally recognized carbon reporting platform for cities, carbonn Cities Climate Registry, managed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Outreach and support to cities were provided in collaboration with ICLEI and the final plans and data reviewed by an international jury. Reporting on the platform closed in September.
The international jury review development plans for building, transport, energy and food systems – solutions that will make a city greener and cleaner and improve living standards for residents. This year cities from 17 countries participate in the Earth Hour City Challenge.
Christiana Figueres, member of the international jury for the WWF Earth Hour City Challenge, recognized the participation of all cities involved in the challenge at the Award ceremony 2013. City-level response is integral in the fight against climate change and cities that engaged in the Earth Hour City Challenge are leading the way in policy implementation.
Manager Climate Communications
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Carina Borgstrom Hansson
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