The City of Dhaka has advanced international dialogue on climate change by recently hosting two significant events: the Climate Vulnerable Forum and an International Seminar on Climate Change and the Role of Local Government.
Last night, Huffington Post Impact ran a piece by C40-CCI finance director Scott Henderson describing the job creation and energy saving potential in a new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco just recently announced the implementation of innovative, “open-market” PACE programs that have been developed in conjunction with C40 and CCI. Scott had this to say about it:
Multiple C40 cities are among the recipients for excellence of the inaugural World Green Building Council (WGBC) Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Building. WGBC has partnered with ICLEI-International and UN-Habitat for the awards program.
Karen Luken, director of the waste management program for the C40-Clinton Climate Initiative, is officially a member of Grist’s “change gang” – individuals profiled by the online publication for their work on sustainability.