NATO’s new role in tackling cyber threats
07 Dec 2016 – 15:00 | No Comment

We may not see cyber-attacks but they are happening every day, and with increasing severity. In the UK, 90% of large organisations have reported cyber breaches over the last two years and the average cost …

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Driving the transition to sustainable procurement
29 Sep 2016 – 12:06
Driving the transition to sustainable procurement

The city of Helsinki has committed to act as a global and regional champion of sustainable public procurement. In an interview with Government Gazette, Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, explains how important sustainable procurement …

Put citizens first for a successful smart city
29 Sep 2016 – 11:59
Put citizens first for a successful smart city

Building a successful smart city requires a city-led and citizen focussed approach. Smart cities need to have smart citizens to be fully inclusive, innovative and sustainable. The city of Ghent strongly focuses on its smart …

Investing in cities for a green future
29 Sep 2016 – 11:57
Investing in cities for a green future

There is no simple formula for converting a sprawling, polluted, congested 20th century metropolis into a clean, freeflowing, low-carbon urban utopia. However, well managed, well planned and well governed cities can be a positive game …

Leading the sustainable revolution
29 Sep 2016 – 11:48
Leading the sustainable revolution

The Basque Country has positioned itself among the leaders of local sustainability and its environmental policy has a proven track record dating three decades back. In an exclusive interview with Janani Krishnaswamy, Commissioning Editor, Government …

Cities lead by example and go renewable
29 Sep 2016 – 11:29
Cities lead by example and go renewable

In the aftermath of the global climate Paris agreement, the focus now shifts to taking action to limit the impacts of climate change and stabilise global warming. Local authorities involved in the Covenant of Mayors …

Why Aalborg’s triple helix works?
29 Sep 2016 – 11:03
Why Aalborg’s triple helix works?

Aalborg has been historically involved in championing sustainable development in Europe. Having launched the European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign in 1994, the city has played a key role in defining what a sustainable European …

Boosting cooperation between cities to fight climate change
29 Sep 2016 – 09:40
Boosting cooperation between cities to fight climate change

Mayors and policy makers of more than forty countries from Europe recently gathered in the Basque Country for the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. The meeting was an opportunity for scaling up …

Sustainability engine: Resource efficient and resilient cities
29 Sep 2016 – 09:23
Sustainability engine: Resource efficient and resilient cities

Cities are where most of the consumption and production happen today. With growing urbanisation, Dr. Arab Hoballah, UNEP Chief of Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry says the importance of city-level actions will be reinforced, making …

Why cities are a solution to climate change
29 Sep 2016 – 09:20
Why cities are a solution to climate change

What makes a great city? Currently, cities are facing a variety of interrelated economic, climatic, demographic and social challenges. However, they can transform into great places to live and work by achieving smart growth, doing …

How cities can power their economic engines with renewable energy
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
How cities can power their economic engines with renewable energy

City planning and management need to take full account of climate change, simply because exposed cities equal large parts of any countries’ population and infrastructure exposed to the threats of climate change. Exclusively writing for …