ABOUT US

Cities generate between 60 and 80% of energy consumption and about 70% of world’s GHG emissions (UN-HABITAT, 2016). Therefore, main solutions for tackling climate change should come from cities, and the responsibility for reducing GHG emissions must be carried out for all city- stakeholders.

Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, and the importance of cities to mitigate climate change, we created the Low Carbon City Platform in December 2015. We want to foster a collectively construct of low carbon cities. Citizens are usually not included in climate change governance, but they hold an enormous potential to act as changemakers. We needed conscious and active citizens to mitigate climate change. Our Platform promotes a social mobilization for the collective construction of Low Carbon Cities.

OUR STRATEGIES

Educate

We use creative, participatory, and artistic tools to create climate friendly lifestyles.

Connect

We connect citizens and experts to exchange knowledge and create solutions.

Create

We implement solutions with local communities creating tools for advocacy and we build EcoDistricts.

TEAM

Roni Kahraman

Roni Kahraman

Anouk Lucas

Anouk Lucas

Franziska Harms

Franziska Harms

Claudia Lucía López Oviedo

Claudia Lucía López Oviedo

Aarón Zea

Aarón Zea

Alessandro Piro

Alessandro Piro

Alice Facchini

Alice Facchini

Amina Bouri

Amina Bouri

Natalia Osorio

Natalia Osorio

Lina Marcela Cataño

Lina Marcela Cataño

David Montiel, México

David Montiel, México

Ricardo Zapata

Ricardo Zapata

Alejandro Álvarez

Alejandro Álvarez

Laura Bernal

Laura Bernal

Florian Lorenz

Florian Lorenz

Carlos Cadena Gaitan

Carlos Cadena Gaitan

Juan Manuel Restrepo

Juan Manuel Restrepo

Juliana Gutiérrez

Juliana Gutiérrez

Maya Gryesten

Maya Gryesten

“Engaging with the community and sharing knowledge in a multicultural environment through creative and cultural activities like workshops, tactical urbanism, contests and events where citizens participate give opinions and contribute to solutions, is our major asset”

Juan Manuel Restrepo

“Our priority is the empowerment of citizens, communities and citizen-led initiatives in a multistakeholder platform to raise awareness, change behaviors and, take actions, to tackle climate change in our cities”

Juliana Gutierrez Rua