Barcelona invests in sustainable heritage conservation

The contract requires strict conditions on the contractors, namely to  

Listen to the people

The platform allows local residents to suggest ideas to develop their own neighborhoods in Reykjavik. The people then vote to select the best projects and the city provides advice and funding for their realization.

In Vienna, more plants make the city cooler

This initiative presents several advantages: 

Inventing cool in the heatwave

In the years to come, climate change is going to become an increasingly pressing challenge for cities. Urban settings are on average 5°C hotter than their surroundings. This "urban island effect" poses a threat to populations during heatwaves.

A solar sheep farm in Vienna

On the one hand, the area is adapted to the sheep as the photovoltaic panels provide them with shelter and shade, the environment is fenced, and the field of more than 12 hectares provides them with grass for 5 weeks. 

Forum of Mayors

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Palais des Nations

8-14 Avenue de la Paix

CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland