WWF Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC)

General

Name of initiative WWF Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/smart-cities-making-a-difference
Related initiatives
Starting year 2011
End year
Secretariat World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th Street, N.W., WWF, Washington, DC 20037-1193, P.O. Box 97180, phone: (202) 293-4800, e-mail: mrktmail@wwfus.org
Organisational structure Cities are invited to report relevant data, plans and actions via an internationally recognized carbon reporting platform for cities, Carbonn Climate Registry, cCR, managed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Outreach and support to cities is provided in collaboration with ICLEI and the final plans and data reviewed by an international jury. Reporting on the platform closes on November 13.

The international jury review development plans for building, transport, energy and food systems – solutions that will make a city greener and cleaner and improve living standards for residents.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation WWF
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America

Description

Description The EHCC is a year-long competition among cities to promote renewable energy and prepare for climate change. U.S. cities that participate are recognized for their efforts in spreading the global movement to create more sustainable, resilient cities and compete for the title of U.S. Earth Hour Capital as well as grants from WWF.

Any city or town in the U.S. can join the Earth Hour City Challenge. To participate, cities must report at least one commitment to quantifiably reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand renewable energy, or increase energy efficiency and one action undertaken or planned to meet those commitments.

Objectives Earth Hour City Challenge has been created to mobilize action and support from cities in the global transition towards a climate friendly one-planet future. The central goal of the City Challenge is to highlight and reward city governments that are making substantial long-term efforts to combat climate change. Cities are invited to report inspiring, and credible commitments and actions transitioning to renewable energy and building climate resilient community. A City Commitment is not required, but ideally commitments include: an absolute or BAU target for reducing CO2 emissions, an absolute or BAU target for reducing CO2 equivalent emissions, a reduction target of the carbon intensity per unit output, an improvement target for energy efficiency and a target value of energy sourced from renewables. Cities from 17 different countries around the world have participated.

A City Commitment is not required, but ideally commitments include: an absolute or BAU target for reducing CO2 emissions, an absolute or BAU target for reducing CO2 equivalent emissions, a reduction target of the carbon intensity per unit output, an improvement target for energy efficiency and a target value of energy sourced from renewables.

Activities During Earth Hour, hundreds of millions of people around the world turn off their lights for one hour to show their commitment to the planet.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach, Goal setting (ex-ante)
Indicators
Goals
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 62  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 60 To support these efforts,  WWF launched the Earth Hour City Challenge in 2012. The global initiative recognizes the efforts of our country’s most sustainable cities and,  with awards and grants,  encourages them to do more.

This year 60 US cities are participating. And three finalists will now compete for the title of Earth Hour Capital: Chicago,  Cleveland and Boulder,  CO.

National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 2 Collaboration with ICLEI (Germany),  and the Carbonn Climate Registy (Germany.
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 27 August 2019 11:14:13

Not only have national states as participators