【FOCUS】Guangzhou Award was highly commended in an UCLG report
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Initiatives of Guangzhou Award
Integrated Community Based Solid Waste Management
In Qalyubeya Governorate, Egypt, informal waste pickers were central to the launch of an integrated community-based solid waste management system. The system improved the local environment, raised the living conditions of local residents, alleviated the problem of solid waste and created new jobs without affecting current ones. This innovative project was awarded the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2016.
The "Rebirth" of Urban Waste Dump – Ecological Restoration Bridging the Social Gaps
Wuhan, China with 10.9 million inhabitants received the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation for the transformation of one of the largest landfills in Asia into a recreational park and ecological garden covering an area of over 170 square km. The project involved government departments as well as experts from 82 cities including from abroad. This is the largest application of aerobic technology for landfill remediation and the biggest urban ecological corridor in China.
The Installation of “Women Only” compartments in the public transportation
Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
Abattoir Nv-Sa: “Foodmet With Urban Farm, An Initiative For Innovative Solutions For Sustainable Urban Development In Particular Sustainable Food.”
Localizing the SDGs through Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
At local level, Utrecht, shortlisted for the 4th Guangzhou Awards for Urban Innovation, is currently developing a local SDG data dashboard with existing local indicators connected to the SDG targets. This aims to be accessible to the different departments of the municipality and partners to complement the municipal data with examples of local SDG progress by urban stakeholders.
Model of the Best Regional Circular Economy Concept for Cities, Companies and Citizens
Cuautla, which received a special mention at the 2018 Guangzhou Awards, uses waste to generate electricity and has also increased public awareness of the need to separate and reuse waste. In this programme, the degradation of organic waste involves a generation of biogas which is composed of methane and carbon dioxide which are considered as greenhouse gases that, if not controlled, could be released into the atmosphere, however thanks to innovation and technology with which it is counted in the facilities it is possible to use biogas as a fuel for the generation of a clean and sustainable energy.
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