For Cities With The Courage To Try, Anything Is Possible: Small-Scale Test Actions Towards A More Circular Economy

By |2024-01-04T15:43:20+01:00April 11th 2022|

Many cities carry out small-scale test actions, seeking to accelerate their transition to a more circular economy. Eileen Crowley reflects on the limitless advantages and opportunities provided to cities that are willing to embrace a culture of experimentation.

Climate Adaptive Sanitation Technology in Haiti

By |2024-01-04T15:13:58+01:00October 27th 2021|

Providing all citizens with access to sanitation is a challenge in many urban centres. Ashlie Bermudez presents how non-profit social enterprise SOIL is meeting this challenge with innovative, sustainable sanitation technology in Haiti.

The Tech-Bin That Revolutionises Circular Waste Management

By |2024-01-04T15:14:12+01:00October 21st 2021|

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

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

By |2024-01-04T15:14:53+01:00October 14th 2021|

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.

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

By |2024-01-04T15:15:11+01:00October 12th 2021|

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

Revolutionising Economic Systems: Meet Circular Turku

By |2024-01-04T15:15:29+01:00October 7th 2021|

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

Time to be Daring: Circular Cities Tackle the Climate Emergency

By |2024-01-04T15:15:51+01:00October 4th 2021|

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.

What We Build Today Will Form the Africa and Africans of Tomorrow

By |2024-01-04T14:08:11+01:00February 4th 2021|

Green buildings are a crucial part of fighting climate change. Elizabeth Wangeci Chege from the Kenya Green Building Society explores which measures help to achieve sustainable building and construction in Kenya.

Energy and Resources from Wastewater: A Triple-Win Solution for Cities in China and India

By |2024-01-04T13:42:38+01:00April 30th 2020|

Drawing on examples from China and India, Betsy Otto, Xiaotian Fu, and Sahana Goswami from the World Resource Institute present the benefits of circular economy approaches in urban wastewater treatment.

Circular Economies as an Answer to the Waste Crisis: Lessons Learnt

By |2024-01-04T09:38:11+01:00April 21st 2020|

The world’s cities have a critical role to play in supporting global sustainability efforts and tackling climate change. Effective waste management lies at the very core of these ambitions, says Donovan Storey from the Global Green Growth Institute.

Circular Economy for the Evolution of the Built Environment

By |2024-01-04T08:46:13+01:00September 10th 2019|

With massive urbanisation rates worldwide, it is essential that our built environment contributes to sustainable urban planning. Vivek Jaisree Mohandas and Henning Wilts outline how the concept of Circular Economy can be applied to the construction sector.

From Plastic Waste Trade War to Circular Economy

By |2024-01-03T10:22:24+01:00April 9th 2019|

Plastic pollution is an enormous environmental problem around the globe. It is only through the creation of functioning local and global circular economies that the problem can be solved. Doug Woodring, founder of Plasticity Forum and Trish Hyde, founder of The Plastics Circle, suggest a 5-point-plan to optimise plastic's Second Life potential.

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