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The Road to
Smart Cities:
What is required to be globally
recognized as a ’smart city’?
Jeet Mistry
Programme Manager,
Sus...
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Our mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a
f...
©Istockphoto.com/WWF-Canada
The Living Planet Report: two global trends
Ecological footprint 1961-2010Biodiversity 1970-20...
Cities as global centres of growth
• Historical correlation between increasing
ecological footprints, economic
development...
Consequences of BAU already apparent in India
• Per capita emissions levels in India’s seven largest cities
is estimated t...
©EDWARDPARKER/WWF-CANON
• $350 trillion will be invested in cities
during the coming 3 decades
• Cities have huge untapped...
• Recurrent invitation to cities
to demonstrate their leadership
for a renewable energy based
sustainable future
• Cities ...
Cities register on ICLEI’s carbonn registry
Cities globally have taken up the Challenge
11
Rigorous quality control process through an
international jury of urban sustainability experts
Martha Delgado (Mexico C...
Vancouver – Global Capital 2013
• Ambitious ’Greenest
City’ by 2020 Goal
• Successful urban
mobility strategy
reduced car ...
Cape Town – Global Capital 2014
• Pioneering and Integrated
Climate Strategy
• Solar Water Heating: targeted
40% of home e...
Seoul – Global Capital 2015
• Sunlight City Project
and One Less Nuclear
Powerstation
campaign
• Eco-Mileage
community out...
Cities need support to act
• There are no existing ’smart cities’
• Cities require national and global
support
• Knowledge...
Urban
solutions
WWF spotlights
win-win-win
practices
panda.org/urbansolutions
• Expected global investment in cities needs to
be re-directed away from BAU fossil-fuel
dependent urban development
• …an...
Thank you!
www.panda.org/ehcc
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  1. 1. The Road to Smart Cities: What is required to be globally recognized as a ’smart city’? Jeet Mistry Programme Manager, Sustainable Cities, WWF ©NASA
  2. 2. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Our mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. +100 1961 +5,000 +5 000 000 Photo: © NASA panda.org panda.org/sustainablecities WWF is in over 100 countries, on 5 continents WWF was founded In 1961 WWF has over 5 million supporters WWF has over 5,000 staff worldwide
  3. 3. ©Istockphoto.com/WWF-Canada The Living Planet Report: two global trends Ecological footprint 1961-2010Biodiversity 1970-2010
  4. 4. Cities as global centres of growth • Historical correlation between increasing ecological footprints, economic development and urbanization • Urbanization and lifestyle changes are accelerating • Consequences of business as usual for the people and the planet are severe
  5. 5. Consequences of BAU already apparent in India • Per capita emissions levels in India’s seven largest cities is estimated to be at least three times that of WHO standards • Declining quality of public services (quantity and efficiency) • Housing deficit with 52,000 slums inhabited by 14 percent of the total urban population. • Urgent need to transition to a low-carbon development path which can also significantly improve quality of life IMAGE:SGTALK
  6. 6. ©EDWARDPARKER/WWF-CANON • $350 trillion will be invested in cities during the coming 3 decades • Cities have huge untapped potential to provide attractive one planet lifestyles • Egs. Smart urban planning, mobility management, energy efficiency, green buildings, energy transition to renewables • Engage citizens on benefits of sustainable lifestyle choices Reinventing the City
  7. 7. • Recurrent invitation to cities to demonstrate their leadership for a renewable energy based sustainable future • Cities report commitments and actions on carbonn Climate Registry, a platform managed by ICLEI • Evaluation by high level jury • Most ambitious city awarded Earth Hour Capital of the year What is the Earth Hour City Challenge?
  8. 8. Cities register on ICLEI’s carbonn registry
  9. 9. Cities globally have taken up the Challenge
  10. 10. 11 Rigorous quality control process through an international jury of urban sustainability experts Martha Delgado (Mexico City) General Director Secretariat of the Global Cities Covenant on Climate Dan Hoornweg (Toronto) Professor, Energy Systems and Engineering, University of Ontario Gil-Hong Kim (Manila) Division Director Sustainable Infrastructure, ADB Aromar Revi (Bangalore) Director, Indian Institute of Human Settlements Aisa Kacyira (Nairobi) Deputy Executive Director Assistant Secretary-General UN-Habitat Harald Winkler (Cape Town) Director Energy Research Centre University of Cape Town Jose Manuel Moreno Rodrigues (Toledo) Vice President Group II Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Adrian Rimmer (Geneva) Chief Executive Officer The Gold Standard Foundation Seth Schultz (New York) Director of Research C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Alexandre Meira da Rosa (Washington D.C) Manager of Infrastructure and Environment Sector, IDB Pankaj Bhatia (Washington D.C) Deputy Director WRI's Climate and Energy Program Gino van Begin (Bonn) Secretary General ICLEI Simon Giles (London) Senior Principal Intelligent Cities Accenture Global
  11. 11. Vancouver – Global Capital 2013 • Ambitious ’Greenest City’ by 2020 Goal • Successful urban mobility strategy reduced car use • Engaging communities through Neighbourhood Energy Strategy • Extended Producer Responsibility Programme
  12. 12. Cape Town – Global Capital 2014 • Pioneering and Integrated Climate Strategy • Solar Water Heating: targeted 40% of home energy used for water heating • Large scale retrofitting programmes • Smart Living community outreach campaign
  13. 13. Seoul – Global Capital 2015 • Sunlight City Project and One Less Nuclear Powerstation campaign • Eco-Mileage community outreach programme
  14. 14. Cities need support to act • There are no existing ’smart cities’ • Cities require national and global support • Knowledge sharing and financial innovation are key • Engaging citizens also crucial
  15. 15. Urban solutions WWF spotlights win-win-win practices panda.org/urbansolutions
  16. 16. • Expected global investment in cities needs to be re-directed away from BAU fossil-fuel dependent urban development • …and towards a global transition that can bolster quality of life • Cities can be global solution hotspots in promoting this transition • BUT need support at all levels of government while engaging their citizens
  17. 17. Thank you! www.panda.org/ehcc

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