Earth Hour City Challenge
The EHCC builds on the understanding that cities in different parts of the world have different roles in the transition towards a climate-friendly, one-planet future. Cities in the developing world may focus more on low-carbon development and efficiency measures to reduce energy need relative to BAU, while cities in the developed world should emphasise actions to reduce the total carbon footprint of their citizens and to dramatically increase the share of renewable energy in their energy mix. The EHCC aims to highlight diverse solutions and challenges for cities in different parts of the world, but also to identify options for more networking and collaboration between these cities. This also builds on the understanding that all cities will ultimately face similar challenges in securing human needs in a carbon constrained world.
Participating South Africa cities will enter the challenge by registering their data on the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR), an internationally recognised carbon reporting platform. All entries will be evaluated by an international jury and the city with the highest score will be awarded the title Global Earth Hour Capital.
Earth Hour Capital 2016: Tshwane
City Challenge News
Paris takes Global Earth Hour Capital 2016 title
Paris is this year’s Global Earth Hour Capital.
Tshwane named SA’s Earth Hour Capital
The City of Tshwane has been selected as South Africa’s Earth Hour Capital 2016 for the second year ...
George Municipality capacited through renewable energy workshop
A capacity building workshop was held in George Municipality last 5 April 2016 with the view of ...
Two SA cities named finalists in global climate competition
WWF South Africa and ICLEI Africa are pleased to announce the selection of both the cities of ...
KwaDukuza Municipality capacitated through renewable energy workshop
A capacity building workshop was held in KwaDukuza Municipality last 19 February 2016 with the view ...
George gets serious about cutting carbon emissions
The municipality of George has taken up the challenge presented to them by conservation ...
Hailing minibus taxis, cycling and walking for kilometres in the heart of Jozi to lower the carbon footprint
The WWF EcoMobility Challenge, a WWF South Africa initiative held in association with the City of ...
WWF and ICLEI call on South Africa’s cities to enter global challenge
Conservation organisation WWF South Africa and international NGO ICLEI are calling on South ...
Seoul succeeds in WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge 2015
The city of Seoul has been awarded the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2015.
Millions unite to light the way on climate change
From Antarctica to the International Space Station, WWF's Earth Hour brought the world closer ...
Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-15
Teams navigated 2015's National Earth Hour Capital, City of Tshwane, using public transport and competing for the lowest carbon footprint.