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Four cities selected for the Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Curitiba (Brazil), Bogotá (Colombia), Bristol (UK) and Makindye Ssabagabo (Uganda). These are the four cities selected as partners for the Climate Smart Cities Challenge following an open call for proposals that resulted in 58 applications from 54 cities around the world.

The four cities will now refine their challenges with support from UN-Habitat and all other partners in the Climate Smart Cities Challenge: Viable Cities, Teknikföretagen Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency, Smart City Sweden and Business Sweden.

The aim of the initiative is to develop, test and scale solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities and improve the future of residents.

The four cities' challenges will form the basis of an open innovation competition to be launched at Dubai Expo in October 2021.

Olle Armstrand Dierks, Viable Cities Portfolio Strategist, says that this initiative can make a big difference to the climate transition in cities:

- By working closely with these four ambitious cities over an extended period of time, we will be able to draw lessons that will be important for large-scale investments in the key challenges of the climate transition. In this way, we enable the involvement and engagement of a wide range of stakeholders.

Read the full article on the UN Habitat website

Read more about the Climate Smart Cities Challenge