The U.S. Green Building Council has identified Mayor Bloomberg as a leader in public sector green building initiatives. Under the Mayor’s PlaNYC initiative, New York City now benefits from what the USGBC calls, “some of the most aggressive green building legislation in the country.”
International leaders in sustainable urban development are gathering today to share best practices, technical know-how and establish collaboration at the three-day Climate Positive Development Learning Program conference hosted by Stockholm Royal Seaport Innovation.
There is power in numbers; but targeted collaboration could be more transformative. Hong Kong, a C40 participant, knows this well: in two separate but equally significant achievements this month, the city has looked beyond its 1,104 square kilometres to engage in co-operative relationships that advance its sustainability agenda.