Explore via themes


Explore via themes

How can cities adapt water, air, mobility, or building systems to reduce ecological footprints and protect biodiversity? Some answers on how to begin can be found within these 100+ learning cases, organized around 13 vital themes: air, water, food, ecosystem services and biodiversity, housing and buildings, mobility and accessibility, consumption, waste and sinks, energy, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, governance and citizenship, and resilience.

In this survey, WWF has studied and catalogued real examples of how cities are approaching the need to minimize their ecological footprints and protect ecosystem services and biodiversity. 

The selection of learning cases is diverse and international, focused on positive examples of cities where smart ideas have been implemented and concrete results reported. The focus of the learning cases is on human needs – with high priority given to biodiversity and ecosystem services, key elements of human wellbeing.

Another prominent WWF initiative is the Earth Hour City Challenge aimed at supporting cities in the transition to a 100% renewable and sustainable future. Some of the best practices reported by cities in the Earth Hour City Challenge are also cited as learning cases in this project.



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