Positive change is happening in cities, but it’s often lost in a sea of bad news about air pollution, rising costs of living and traffic jams. Projects from Dar es Salaam, Medellín, Pune and more provide inspiration.
Medellín, Colombia llegó a ser la capital de asesinatos del mundo cuando la explosión global del comercio de drogas en los años 80 elevó los niveles de crimen en la ciudad, y la sumergió en un estado de continua ilegalidad. Las comunidades en los barrios más pobres adyacentes al Valle de Aburrá estaban en las líneas de fuego de la violencia y el caos.
Hoy en día, Medellín es otra ciudad.
Nuevos comercios y plazas...
To tackle climate change and sustainable development, innovation and public-private partnership are key. But what’s the best way to do it? P4G partnerships in Indonesia, Latin America and China are among the first to get down to work.
Because countries' commitments and cities, local governments and businesses can only do so much to keep climate impacts from reaching the most dangerous levels, we need to strengthen the mutually reinforcing relationship between national and subnational climate action. Bogota, Colombia, shows how this relationship can work.
Colombia is the latest country to join the Cocoa and Forests Initiative, which aims to create a global movement for deforestation-free cocoa. Sustainable cocoa farming offers a viable alternative to Colombia's violent coca trade, among other benefits.
More than 60 percent of workers are members of the informal economy. Instead of ignoring the informal economy, cities should plan for it; doing so will increase sustainability and productivity while protecting some of the world's least-advantaged.
A public health campaign in the Colombian capital included road safety as one of its goals. A new WRI report tracks the results and examines the implications for other cities.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities are the world’s secret weapon to preserve forests and mitigate climate change, and LandMark — the first global platform to provide maps of collectively held indigenous and community lands — helps measure their impact.
Because better information about climate finance offers big benefits, Colombia worked with WRI and its partners on a new system to measure, report and verify how much funding goes toward climate change projects. Launched November 27, the system has registered $6 billion worth of climate change actions.