WWF: Join WWF’s One Planet City Challenge!

WWF: Join WWF’s One Planet City Challenge!

WWF’s One Planet City Challenge - a race to the top for progressive cities
This year marks the fifth anniversary of WWF’s One Planet City Challenge, formerly known as the Earth Hour City Challenge. The One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) was created to mobilize action and support from cities in the global transition toward a climate-resilient, one-planet future.
The OPCC recognizes and rewards cities for leadership and a strong commitment to combating climate change while simultaneously meeting the needs of residents for sustainable housing, mobility, food and energy. WWF’s aim with the OPCC is to encourage the creation of One Planet Cities – places where citizens can thrive and prosper, while respecting global ecological limits.
 
Who can participate? And how?
Since its inception in 2011, WWF’s City Challenge has engaged over 320 cities across 5 continents. This year cities in 25 designated countries are eligible for participation in the OPCC.
 
Cities are invited to report ambitious, innovative climate actions, and to demonstrate how they are delivering on the 2015 Paris Agreement. Data is entered on the carbonn® Climate Registry, and outreach and support is provided in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Final plans and data are later reviewed by an international jury of experts tasked with selecting the most outstanding cities as national and global winners.
Sustainable transport and mobility is one of the major challenges facing cities everywhere. It is also the thematic focus for this year’s One Planet City Challenge, and we will be paying special attention to cities that present ambitious mobility plans and actions.
 
Will your city be the next global winner of the One Planet City Challenge? Join us and find out!
Earlier global winners include Vancouver, Cape Town, Seoul and Paris. All of these cities impressed the jury with strong commitments to combating climate change while simultaneously meeting the needs of residents for sustainable housing, transportation, food and access to energy.
A common denominator, and obvious success factor, among these leading cities has been their emphasis on the importance of a long term vision, and sincere efforts to engage the public in the city’s sustainability work.
The reporting period runs from 15 March- 29 September 2017. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at opcc@wwf.se.

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