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Earth Hour City Challenge: Meet the finalists

January 28, 2013

With more than 70% of the world’s CO2 emissions generated by cities, the Earth Hour City Challenge has been created to mobilize action and support from cities in the global transition towards a climate friendly one-planet future.

The challenge invites cities to submit inspiring and credible urban development plans that dramatically increase the city’s use of renewable energy. The plans and relevant data are submitted via an internationally recognized carbon reporting platform for cities, managed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Outreach and support to cities will be provided in collaboration with ICLEI and the final plans and data reviewed by an international jury.

The jury will review development plans for building, transport, energy and food systems – solutions that will make a city greener and cleaner and improve living standards for residents., Cities from Canada, India, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the United States have been invited to participate in this first international pilot. The Earth Hour Capital, as well as six national capitals will be announced in March 2013. Read more about the Earth Hour City Challenge.

On January 31st, Carbon Talks in partnership with the WWF will host a dialogue with the three canadian finalists. Join us for a lively discussion on what a low-carbon city looks like.

When: Thursday January 31, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Where: SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1700


Live Webcast: (please note that registration is not required for watching the webcast)