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.
We use creative, participatory, and artistic tools to create climate friendly lifestyles.
We connect citizens and experts to exchange knowledge and create solutions.
We implement solutions with local communities creating tools for advocacy and we build EcoDistricts.
“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