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For Mayors, the 'Road to Paris' Began More Than A Decade Ago

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 5:04 AM

This year, as we come together as a global community for the crucial COP21 climate talks in Paris, I take heart from two things. First, the new evidence from C40 demonstrating that city leaders have massively ramped up emission reduction action since the last big climate talks in Copenhagen in...

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640 milhões de pessoas podem estar erradas?

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 9:31 PM

640 milhões de pessoas podem estar erradas? Pelo que sabemos da história, a resposta é sim. Mas hoje temos 640 milhões de cidadãos de mais de 80 megacidades liderando os esforços em busca de soluções locais para o clima - todas integrantes do Grupo de Liderança do Clima das Cidades,...

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Can 640 Million People Be Wrong?

(5) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 5:16 PM

Can 640 million people be wrong? As we know from history, yes. But today we have 640 million citizens of more than 80 megacities leading the way in creating local climate solutions -- all of them members of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, with economies collectively equivalent to that...

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Cidades e países precisam colaborar no combate à mudança climática

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 6:31 PM

No início do século 20, cerca de 15% da população global vivia em cidades. Hoje é mais da metade. As pessoas migraram para os centros urbanos atraídas pelas oportunidades profissionais e pessoais que eles oferecem. O número de cidades continua crescendo, e também as próprias cidades: São Paulo, Tóquio e...

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기후변화, 도시·국가 간 협력이 답이다

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 3:12 PM

21세기 초에는 세계 인구의 약 15%가 도시에 거주했다. 지금은 세계 인구 절반이 도시에 거주한다. 사람들은 일자리와 그 외 다양한 기회가 제공되는 도시로 이주하고 있다. 도시의 수는 꾸준히 증가하고 있고, 도시 자체도 꾸준히 성장하고 있다. 상파울루나 도쿄, 델리의 인구는 천만을 넘는다. 2050년이 되면 전 세계 인구의 3/4이 도시에 거주할 것으로 예상되고...

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Städte und Nationen müssen den Klimawandel gemeinsam bekämpfen

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 7:47 PM

Zu Beginn des Zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts lebten rund 15 Prozent der Weltbevölkerung in Städten. Heute ist es mehr als die Hälfte. Angelockt wurden sie von den beruflichen und persönlichen Möglichkeiten in Ballungszentren. Die Zahl der Städte wächst kontinuierlich, wie auch die Städte selbst: Sao Paulo, Tokio und Delhi haben mittlerweile jeweils...

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Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

(3) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 11:28 AM

At the beginning of the twentieth century, around 15 percent of the global population lived in cities. Today, more than half do. People have migrated toward urban centers, attracted by the professional and personal opportunities offered there. The number of cities continues to grow, and so do the cities themselves:...

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O Tempo vira

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 9:42 PM

Não é novidade para ninguém que o guarda-roupa muda no verão. Inclusive na Prefeitura do Rio. Há alguns anos, a cidade encoraja os servidores municipais, taxistas e motoristas de ônibus a usarem bermudas no trabalho durante a mais carioca das estações. Afinal, a despeito da tradição, terno e gravata são...

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C40 City Diplomacy Addresses Climate Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 12:37 PM

The geopolitical configuration that emerged after the end of the Cold War has been redefining the world stage. In recent decades, we have observed the fall of decaying political superpowers, the territorial redesign of countries and institutions and were taken unawares with the meteoric ascent of emerging economies. The old...

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Rise of the Wise: Next Steps for Smart Cities

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 10:05 AM

Latin America is currently the most urbanized region in the world, with nearly 80 percent of its population living in urban centers. Rapid urbanization has brought its problems, and cities must now work to improve their infrastructure and the quality of their public services. Health, education and social development are...

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Polisdigitocracy

(8) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 12:47 PM

Rio de Janeiro is improving. The city is as beautiful as ever, but now it is also safer and has become a magnet for investments. Rio will host the World Cup next year and the Olympic Games in 2016, and the infrastructure that we are building is improving mobility, housing...

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Open Government

(20) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 7:22 PM

"We come from Facebook," said a written cardboard message held by a protester during recent protests on the streets of Brazil. Civil movements and riots are as old as human civilization. Long before Twitter was created, mobilization of the discontented was mouth-to-mouth, or even by "smoke signals" to gather the...

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Challenges of Hosting a Big Sporting Event

(4) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 10:20 AM

According to United Nations 70 percent of the global population will live in cities by 2050. Within this new world order, conurbations play the lead role and are fiercely competing for supremacy. Yet our global economy does not respect the traditional political boundaries defined between nations. Political movements are now...

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