A global inventory from sustainable urban development
The aim of the Urban solutions project is to support learning about, and action toward sustainable cities. Our vision is a future where we all live well within the capacity of one living planet – in other words, a One Planet Future. WWF's work for sustainable cities is part of our larger efforts to meet global meta-goals of sustainable development.
In this project, 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. We can think of no better motivator than the inspiring examples provided by these learning cases, which highlight how cities are working, in real life and in real time, to reduce their footprints and protect biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Some bioenergy makes sense, but burning tree trunks and stumps increases emissions for decades. Yet that’s what’s happening now - and nothing in the ...20 Oct 2017 Read more »
The upcoming ETS reform deal will show the world where Europe’s priorities lie. Two years after the Paris Agreement, we are on the brink of letting ...11 Oct 2017 Read more »
Pumping costly energy into inefficient buildings is like pouring water into a sieve. Happily, the European Parliament’s ITRE committee wants to patch ...11 Oct 2017 Read more »
President Juncker made a welcome push for a more democratic Europe, but missed the opportunity to reset our Union on a path to a genuine sustainable ...13 Sep 2017 Read more »
"The Environment Committee has lived up to its name - its proposals would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, moving us towards our Paris ...07 Sep 2017 Read more »
Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, will be forced to clean up or close down thanks to new EU rules ...31 Jul 2017 Read more »