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The Tech-Bin That Revolutionises Circular Waste Management

By |October 21st 2021|Categories: Energy & Waste, Smart & Digital Development|Tags: , , |

An intelligent solar-powered device that lights up our streets, educates residents about recycling and gives you free Wi-Fi? What sounds like a far-fetched dream is now a reality! Meet the T-Bin for circular waste management. By Founder Eddy Gitonga

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Hand in Hand With Nature For the Future of Urban Nepal

By |October 19th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience|Tags: , , , |

Nepal belongs to one of the least urbanised regions in the world, while also being one of the fastest-growing countries. This poses tremendous challenges for its sustainable future. By Ripin Kalra

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Cities CHALLENGE: What Does a Sustainable and Resilient Community Look Like?

By |October 14th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Energy & Waste|Tags: , , |

Accompanying the launch of the GIZ Cities CHALLENGE interactive ePaper, Andrea Renger, David Stoffel, and Anastasiya Shadkhina present key facts from the ideas competition and emphases cities' critical role in advancing global agendas.

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Don’t Waste Wastewater! Wastewater-to-Energy in Urban Pakistan

By |October 12th 2021|Categories: Energy & Waste, Water & Sanitation|Tags: , , , , |

Climate-resilient and energy-efficient cities need to think about water reuse. Especially in South Asian countries like Pakistan, where the potential of wastewater-to-energy systems is incredibly high. By Masooma Batool

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Revolutionising Economic Systems: Meet Circular Turku

By |October 7th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Economic Development|Tags: , , , |

Transitioning to holistic economic systems that support the 1.5 °C target is key for cities. The Circular Turku Roadmap is an excellent example of radical institutional support in favour of circular production and consumption systems. By Marion Guénard from ICLEI

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Time to be Daring: Circular Cities Tackle the Climate Emergency

By |October 4th 2021|Categories: Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

In a world beset by multiple crises, mayors are multitaskers, crisis managers and frontline responders – and crises never wait in line. Katja Dörner, Mayor of Bonn and ICLEI Co-Chair for Climate Action on circular cities and Bonn’s promising path to becoming zero-waste.

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The Future of the Brazilian City Statute

By |September 30th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

On the 20th anniversary of the City Statute, it is essential to reflect on its legacy of social inclusion in Brazilian cities, recognise its strategic role within national urban frameworks throughout the world and understand how a more radical transformation of our cities can be inspired by mechanisms that this legislation offers.

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Slippery Fish. Unpacking “Good Urban Governance” to Mobilise Investment for the NDCs

By |September 24th 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , |

Good governance is key for achieving the national CO2 emission reductions, known as Nationally Determined Contributions. But the “how-to” remains undescribed. Scott A. Muller presents us with local experiences to close this gap.

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Urban Migration: To Meet the Needs of Migrants and Displaced People, Trust Cities

By |September 23rd 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

The international community should direct their support towards city governments to advance good urban governance that responds to the realities of urban migration, argues Samer Saliba from the Mayors Migration Council.

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