Seoul, Korea [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation, announced a global program developed in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), called the Climate Positive Development Program. The program will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are “climate positive”.
Sixteen founding projects on six continents, supported by local governments and property developers, will demonstrate. This includes implementing economically viable innovations in building, the generation of renewable energy, waste management, water management, transportation and outdoor lighting systems.
Details on the types of renewable energy systems that could be installed as part of the program were not released. The USGBC’s Greenbuild expo last year showcased BIPV, rooftop solar, small wind systems as well as ground source heating. These are the most likely technologies to be used in new “climate positive” building projects.
“The Climate Positive Development Program will set a new global standard for developments that will minimize environmental impacts and benefit economies as we build and rebuild homes, schools, and businesses,” President Clinton said. “Today’s announcement builds off the work my Foundation and the C40 have done to initiate large-scale projects in more than 40 cities that are already reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making a significant impact in the fight against climate change.”
These communities will be located in: Melbourne, Australia; Palhoça, Brazil; Toronto, Canada; Victoria, Canada; Ahmedabad, India; Jaipur, India; outside Panama City, Panama; Pretoria, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Seoul, South Korea; Stockholm, Sweden; London, UK; San Francisco, USA and Destiny Florida, USA.