Join us on November 3 on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow to explore creative and scalable climate solutions emerging in cities around the world. A live broadcast will be available for those who cannot attend in-person.
What would happen if Canada’s major cities prioritized a green recovery in response to COVID-19? Their investments could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds by 2030, create over 2.9 million jobs, and reduce air pollution by 32%, preventing 3,950 premature deaths over the next decade.
In 2017, the City of Oslo pioneered a game-changing approach to fighting climate change: the carbon budget. The budget sets a cap on how much the city can emit before 2030, when Oslo plans to become carbon neutral, and divides that amount into annual budgets. The City’s finance department considers the budget alongside its finances […]
Like many other large cities in Canada, Vancouver declared a climate emergency in 2019. Its Climate Emergency Response soon followed, with six targets—or “Big Moves”—to tackle emissions related to transportation and transit, heating and hot water systems, buildings and new construction, and carbon sequestration for local ecosystem restoration. The overall goal? To cut carbon pollution […]
SSG has partnered with CDP to support European cities in reporting on GHG emissions and climate risk. Both SSG and CDP recognise the critical role of cities in advancing a low carbon future. CDP has worked with over 300 cities globally to manage over 1.67 billion metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. CDP’s cities […]
The City of Toronto has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 1990 levels by the year 2050. Reaching this goal will require major changes in the way that residents live, travel, work and consume goods and services. TransformTO is a project that will engage Toronto residents and businesses in imagining […]
In this webinar, GGLO share a perspective from planning and tell the story of developing visualisations for Plan4DE, including the lessons learnt, their observations and take you through the method and results in a fairly transparent way. You can watch the webinar again here if you missed it and enjoy the discussion afterwards. If you […]
A very happy New Year to all of you. To kickstart 2016, we held a webinar with Yuill from SSG and Marcus from WhatIf Technologies who update us with the launch of CityInSight at COP21 Paris. For those who haven’t been following the development of the model we’ll share the design and application of its use too. SSG […]
About this service | Subscribe to this briefing | Contact the editor In this Issue #20 SSG digest from the frontline An energy transformation Carbon pricing everywhere Divestment of risky assets Ratcheting up the ambition Coming to a city near you Two degrees too many To be legal or not to be? SSG digest from the […]
The Canadian climate change and urban planning consultancy SSG launched CityInSight: an open source energy, emissions and finances model for cities, at COP21 in Paris this week. “Cities are demonstrating the will to take on energy and emissions challenges. CityInSight enables cities to rigorously explore the impact of policies and investments on the transition to […]