The first results of Phase 1 of the Reinventing Cities competition are in, and they are promising. The competition received more than 230 creative ‘Expressions of Interest’ across 33 sites – and more are expected in the coming months.
Through C40, cities around the world have made commitments to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lead the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. They no longer ask “WHY,” but “HOW”. City leaders are applying new solutions for healthier and more sustainable buildings and streets – on the ground, up in the air and down the waste bin. Now, it´s time for solutions to reach our plates!
Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation this month. 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air, the vast majority of them in the world’s cities. These pollutants released from vehicles, industry, open burning of trash and polluting fuels, are also contributing towards climate change.