The cities of Da Nang, Hoi An and Dong Ha of Viet Nam have entered the final round of the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF)’s 2017 – 2018 One Planet City Challenge programme along with 37 other cities around the world.
Da Nang entering the final round of WWF’s 2017 – 2018 One Planet City Challenge programme
Chosen from out of 132 cities in 23 countries, these 40 have convinced the jury by offering strong pledges and programmes to reduce CO2 emissions, especially from transport, the key topic in this competition.
As cities and urban populations expand across the globe, the problems in cities also tend to multiply, but fortunately solutions exist with the potential to meet the demands of urban lifestyles without exhausting the planet’s ecological capacity.
So WWF created the One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) to highlight these solutions and recognise and reward cities putting them to use.
The cities seek to provide sustainable housing, transportation and energy for their residents while simultaneously engaging their citizens and acting as inspirational role models for other cities around the globe.
Since the inception of the Challenge in 2011, WWF has engaged over 400 cities across five continents.
In the 2017-18 round, 132 cities in 23 countries participated in the challenge, which has a focus on sustainable transport and mobility.
Cities are currently being assessed, and up to three finalist cities per country will be invited to participate in the related We Love Cities campaign to engage their citizens in expressing support for their cities and sharing ideas for improvement.
An international expert jury will review all finalist cities, selecting both national winners and a global winner, who will be announced in June/July 2018 and given the award at a global ceremony.
From Da Nang Newspaper