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Coalition for Urban Transitions Launched to Make the Economic Case for Better Urban Development

May 5, 2016 - in Planning

Washington, DC -  On Thursday, the New Climate Economy, along with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities,launched the Coalition for Urban Transitions, the first major international initiative to make…

Lower-Carbon Energy: The Future is Now

December 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Energy

It's no secret that the world needs to wean itself off fossil fuels, particularly coal, and move to a lower-carbon approach to energy that embraces renewables.…

British Government to Help Aluva, India Become a Low-Carbon and Future-Proof Town

November 12, 2013 - in Planning

The Aluva municipality and British consulting services company WS Atkins signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for developing a master plan for the…

Planning and Financing Low-Carbon, Livable Cities

October 3, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

When it comes to planning, the first step is to understand the problem at hand. A recent analysis by World Bank staff found that only about 20 percent of the world’s 150 largest cities have even the basic analytics needed for low-carbon planning. A critical…

Thermal Power Market to Heat Up with Adoption of Efficient Fossil Fuel Technologies, says GlobalData

September 30, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

Efficient fossil fuel technologies will drive the ongoing growth of the global thermal power market, with generation expected to hit 19,869.1 TWh by 2020, as countries across the world work towards green, low-carbon and sustainable development, according to…

The China Greentech Initiative Focuses on Low Carbon Eco Cities

June 20, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

The China Greentech Initiative (CGTI), a collaborative platform of Chinese and international organisations focused on deploying integrated greentech solutions to help China achieve its sustainability objectives, has recently published The China Greentech Report…

The UK Looks to Innovation for Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Shipping

June 17, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, has visited the Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI) £2m marine technology project in London which seeks to increase the efficiency of British shipping by more than 30%. The project is being…

Biodiversity an Important Consideration in City Building for Longterm Sustainability

November 18, 2012 - in Environment

Understanding how biodiversity can contribute to sustainable urban development will be vital as 70% of the world’s population moves into cities, an expert from the Stockholm Resilience Centre has warned. Thomas Elmqvist, a Professor at the University of…

Iskandar Malaysia Offers Urban Green Growth Model

November 2, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Iskandar Malaysia, the first "smart metropolis" of Southeast Asia founded on principles of social integration as well as low carbon emissions thanks to a green economy and green technologies, is a potential template for urban development in emerging countries…