【FOCUS】One Earth, One Dream

2020-04-24 01:37:47
April 22nd is the International Earth Day. The Earth Day is dedicated to the world's environmental protection, aiming to raise people’s awareness of environmental protection and, more importantly, to encourage people to participate in environmental activities by promoting a green and low-carbon lifestyle. As an award that has always attached great importance to environmental action, Guangzhou award has many initiatives about people's participation in green action. Let's celebrate this year's Earth Day by learning about these successful initiatives with Guangzhou Award Secretariat!

Initiatives of Guangzhou Award

Taipei, Taiwan (China)
Transformation through empowering people: A structural approach to pursue green life

We aim to transform Taipei into a livable city, which residents have long deserved, by creating an enabling structure where people’s behavior becomes environmentally friendly. The policy innovations include city-wide initiatives to reduce energy usage, promote recycling, reduce solid waste, support green mobility, encourage urban organic gardening and develop green industries… (Read more)

Copenhagen, Denmark
Climate Resilient Neighborhood

The goals of the initiative are to future-proof the city of Copenhagen with green climate change adaptation solutions at street level, so storm water is managed efficiently without creating damage to the city. The solutions should be tangible and useful for the citizens. Furthermore, the goals are to present a scalable climate change strategy which can inspire other cities to do the same… (Read more)

Koh Kong, Cambodia
Linking Environmental Preservation with Economic Development: The Green Corridor of Koh Kong

The goal of the ecotourism project was to provide work for local people in tourism rather than in plundering the forest. With the opportunity of ecotourism and rising incomes from the green economy, villagers no longer need to unsustainably and illegally exploit the forest. Rather than being the problem, they are now part of the solution, and are pro-active in preserving and protecting the Cardamom Mountains… (Read more)

Sydney, Australia
Delivering Sustainable Sydney 2030 - Addressing Climate Change

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Sustainable Sydney 2030 is the strategy developed by the city to ensure we have a city that cares about the environment, has a strong economy, supports the arts and connects its people with each other and the rest of the world. It is the cornerstone of everything we do and has set goals for our city to help make it as green, global and connected as possible by 2030… (Read more)

About the Earth Day

A Message from the United Nations
International Mother Earth Day: When Mother Earth sends us a message

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Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Australian fires, heat records and the worst locust invasion in Kenya. Now we face COVID -19, a worldwide health pandemic link to the health of our ecosystem. Let’s remind more than ever in this International Mother Earth Day that we need a shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. Let’s promote harmony with nature and the Earth… (Read more)


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Earth Day 2020 will be far more than a day. It must be a historic moment when citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future… (Read more)