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Earth Hour City Challenge

Category: Energy

Initiative Objective:

Initiative Objective

Extreme weather poses significant financial, health and property risks to cities and their residents. Across the U.S., dangerous weather events are becoming more frequent or severe – or both. Multiple studies have linked these trends to the changing climate 

To inspire cities to address the growing threat of climate change, WWF launched the Earth Hour City Challenge, a competition among cities to prepare for increasingly extreme weather and take steps to transition towards a 100% renewable energy future.

The Earth Hour City Challenge offers a platform and benefits package that will empower and reward participating cities that take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and prepare for the climate-related severe weather such as drought, flooding rains, extreme heat, and more intense coastal storms coupled with sea level rise.

Participating cities that implement the most ambitious actions and engage their citizens will receive public recognition for their leadership and be eligible to win grants. Additionally, cities will better understand their vulnerability to severe weather, learn best practices from their peers and experts, and be prepared to make their communities safer, healthier and more livable.

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