Imagine A Regenerative City

FCF 2014 ReportSix key recommendations on how to enable a local regenerative transition are highlighted in the new report Imagine A Regenerative City.

The report paints the vision of a regenerative city and outlines the building blocks we need to get there. It summarises the expert debates arising from the Future of Cities Forum 2014, a collaboration between the World Future Council, Energy Cities and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. [Read more →]

February 2, 2015   2 Comments

Mobilising for low-carbon mobility: Mexico City’s new transport law

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Transportation accounted for a whopping 41% of Mexico City’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2009, more than double the share in the rest of the country and far more than the 15% share globally. This was largely due to a high rate of motor vehicles per capita, congestion, low public transport mode share, and inadequate fuel standards. A new City law aims to solve this now.

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September 16, 2014   Comments Off on Mobilising for low-carbon mobility: Mexico City’s new transport law

Climate Change and food security: How Belo Horizonte is killing two birds with one stone

Malnutrition

There are 842 million undernourished people in the world today who do not have access to sufficient quantities of healthy food. The impacts of climate change threaten to significantly increase the number of people at risk of hunger and malnutrition over the next decades. The effect of a changing climate on food production is intuitive: Warming temperatures, floods, droughts and pestilence are already devastating harvests in many parts of the world. Volatile and unreliable food production leads to famine, migration and war. Modern agriculture’s impact on the climate is obvious as well: Production and distribution of food within a globalized economy account for high CO2 emissions because of energy intensive farming systems and long transportation routes. [Read more →]

September 13, 2014   Comments Off on Climate Change and food security: How Belo Horizonte is killing two birds with one stone