Buildings and construction consume half of the world’s natural resources and about 40% of it's energy. The sector also accounts for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
This case study showcases the CircVol project in Turku, Finland, and its innovative circular solution to decrease carbon emissions and other lifecycle impacts of buildings and infrastructure. The clay-based material developed by the project can be used as an alternative for part of the estimated 100 million tons of rock needed for construction across Finland, limiting the extraction of virgin material as well as increasing the use of local materials in place of carbon-intensive imports. This case study was produced by ICLEI.
Transformative Actions Program: UrbanShift Annual Report 2022
Looking back at the 2022 TAP call for projects, this report summarizes the project applications received this past year, as well as the activities conducted around the projects already in the pipeline since 2021.
Balikpapan, Indonesia: "My Innovation House"
Model: Enabling Innovation
Protecting People and the Planet: Putting People at the Heart of City Climate Action
This report from ICLEI and CDP shares analysis from the data reported through the 2022 CDP-ICLEI track, and highlights the need for people-centered climate action in cities.
Paris International Forum to End Plastic Pollution in Cities
UrbanShift, global Mayors and city leaders held a series of critical discussions around the need for solutions to minimize the impact of plastic on the planet.