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    NYC CoolRoofs

    January 14, 2015 New York

    The NYC °CoolRoofs program, launched in 2009, has coated over 5.7 million square feet (529,547 square meters) of rooftop (626 buildings) with a white, reflective coating, offsetting the warming effect of greenhouse gases (GHG) and also directly cooling the city. The program provides benefits and savings directly to the building owner by reducing cooling costs by 10-30%, and has proved to be an effective way to help tackle the Urban Heat Island effect and reduce GHG emissions.

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    Today, The Nature Conservancy released a report analyzing the state of water resources for 530 cities worldwide. The report – Urban Water Blueprint: Mapping Conservation Solutions to the Global Water Challenge – and interactive website were done in partnership with C40 and the International Water Association, and offer recommendations for how to revitalize strained water resources and improve water quality.

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    In April 2013, the partnership between Rotterdam and Ho Chi Minh City resulted in the creation of the HCMC Climate Adaptation Stategy (CAS), which provides principles for urban development in times of climate change. In its next phase, the partnership is focused on putting the CAS principles into practice, mainstreaming them into the categories PeopleProjectsPlans and Procedures. The goal of this project is to support HCMC in becoming climate resilient by raising awareness, building capacity, and mainstreaming, or incorporating, climate change adaptation into all relevant plans and procedures.

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