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  1. 1. Earth Hour City Challenge Samantha Smith Head of Global Climate Initiative WWF International © NASA© NASA
  2. 2. Cities must lead the global energy transition • The global urban population is expected to have doubled by 2050 • Cities cause more than 70% of global CO2 emissions • $350 trillion will be invested in cities during the coming 3 decades © NASA© NASA
  3. 3. Big carbonfootprintsBut huge opportunitiesfor reduction
  4. 4. Three prerequisits for tapping the urban transformation potential • Aggressive energy reduction goals • Best practice urban planning • Innovative financing strategies
  5. 5. WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge• Designed by WWF and run in collaboration with ICLEI• Calls for ambitious, holistic, inspiring and credible plans for low carbon development and for dramatically increasing the use of sustainable and efficient renewable energy solutions in the next few decades• First international pilot only includes 6 countries but considerable expansion planned for 2013-2014.• City candidates report on cCCR, the same platform as used for the Mexico city pact
  6. 6. EHCC Status 2012-13 Canada: 11 registered cities India: 6 registered cities Italy: 10 registered cities Norway: 7 registered cities Sweden: 10 registered cities US: 34 registered cities•http://citiesclimateregistry.org/cities/earth-hour-city-challenge/
  7. 7. International expert jury 2012-2013• Konrad Otto Zimmermann, Secretary General of ICLEI• Conor Riffle, Head of CDP Cities• Simon Giles, Senior Principal Intelligent Cities, Accenture Global, Accenture• Martha Delgado, Minister of the Environment of Mexico City• Dan Hoornweg, Lead Urban Advisor – Climate Change and Cities, World Bank• Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary• Pietro Laureano, architect and urban planner, UNESCO consultant
  8. 8. Join the EarthHour City Challenge!www.panda.org/ehcc

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