Aichi Prefecture, located approximately in the center of the Pacific side of the Japanese archipelago, mainly consists of two areas: Owari and Mikawa. Influenced by the Kuroshio Current, a current flowing in the Pacific Ocean, the prefecture enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. With a population of 7,507,553 (estimate as of September 1, 2016), Aichi is one of Japan’s three major metropolitan areas, along with Tokyo and Osaka. The prefecture’s gross product in fiscal 2014 was 35,817.5 billion yen, making it the third largest in Japan. As one of the leading industrial prefectures in Japan, Aichi ranks number one in the country in terms of the value of shipments of manufactured goods, and nearly half of the shipments from the prefecture are transport machinery such as automobiles. On the other hand, the prefecture has enjoyed well-balanced developments in the sectors of industry, commerce and agriculture, with the Nagoya area being the commercial center and Higashi-mikawa being the agricultural center. Aichi Prefecture’s total sales of goods in fiscal 2012 ranked third in Japan with 36,548.3 billion yen, while its total value of agricultural production in fiscal 2014 ranked seventh with 301 billion yen.
Alor Gajah Municipal Council is a Local Authority (LA) that is oriented in public services and is the prime mover in making Alor Gajah a progressive and beautiful district. The development of its administration area is progressing along side with the overall development of the Melaka State with main emphasis on industrial, tourism and agricultural sectors. The existence of infrastructure also accelerates the influx of both local and foreign investors.
Tuan Zamzuri Bin ArifinTitle: PresidentPopulation: 198400Member since: 21.01.2015
1. Located in northwest of Chungcheong namdo province, neighbor Danjin City to the west, Yesan Gun to the South, Cheonan City to the East, and Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do to the north
2. Famous for Onyang hot spa
3. Inland climate, the average annual temperature is 12℃, the average January temperature -3.6℃, in August 27℃ and annual precipitation is 1054.5mm
4. In the Northwest region which is lower ground, Asan Bay penetrates deep into the land. The man-made lakes of Saphyo-ho and Asan-ho are located at the mouth of Saphyo-cheon(stream) and Anseong-cheon(stream) which flow into Asan Bay
The Auckland metropolitan area is located in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. The city is expected to undergo further rapid demographic expansion in the coming years. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean and it is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water.
Phil GoffTitle: MayorPopulation: 1699900Member since: 30.09.2005
Australian Capital Territory Government, Australia
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT is the home of Australia's capital city, Canberra. The city of Canberra serves as a reigional hub for smaller regional cities, towns and villages in surrounding New South Wales (NSW). The ACT Government is responsible for both state and local level governemnt services.
Andrew BarrTitle: Chief MinisterPopulation: 400000Member since: 08.06.1993
Buenos Aires City extends along 202 km2 (78 mi2) and has got more than 3.000.000 inhabitants plus the nearly 3.200.000 commuters that receives every day for their daily activities. The riversRío de la Plata and Riachuelo are natural borders of the city on east and south. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded, from north to west, by General Paz Avenue, connecting the city with the metropolitan area, a densely populated area with important business and industrial activity from where most of the commuters come.
The 1994 constitutional amendment granted the city autonomy, whose formal name is: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
The city's average annual rainfall ascends to 1.146 mm. Buenos Aires was founded in an area crossed by Pampero and Sudestada winds, and for the basins of rivers and creeks. The climate is temperate, with warm summers and fresh winters and average annual temperatures of 18°C. The city has experienced a rapid growth of building construction that, together with the lack of planning, has contributed to increase this phenomenon known as heat island effect. That is why the city presents an enormous variety of building design and utility. Throughout the time creeks and rivers were piped and refilled low zones that were attenuating the impact of the rains. At the same time, areas were levelled, streets were paved, towers and buildings were constructed, and other own modifications of the urbanization were carried out. The changes fundamentally followed the line of the political and economic prevailing projects in every historical moment.
The Executive Office of the city is held by the Chief Government elected every four years. The Judicial branch is composed by the Supreme Court of Justice, the Magistrate's Council, the Public Ministry, and other City Courts. The national judiciary determines the autonomy of the city's judiciary with regard to common law, while the national executive branch controls the city’s police. Since 2007, the 48 neighbourhoods were organized in 15 communes. As for the relationship with the National and Regional Government, the City’s political party happens to be in opposition to the national and regional government.
On December 2009, the City launched the Climate Change Action Plan Buenos Aires 2010-2030 in order to embark on a long-term strategy to reduce its contribution to global warmingassuming the responsibility for the Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions produced. For that purpose a GHGInventory was compiled as the baseline to set mitigation actions. Besides, taking into consideration past events and future forecasts, the Government considered flood risk prevention and emergency response as the main priorities in terms of adaptation.
In order to establish the Climate Change Action Plan as a State Policy, the Adaptation and Mitigation Climate Change Law was approved in the City Legislature in September 2011, with the objective of establishing actions, tools and strategies to reduce human vulnerability and natural systems, protect its effects and strengthen its benefits; confirming the decision of the Government to grant Climate Change the importance its deserves, thus transforming it into a real and cross disciplinary state policy. The Act defines the dissemination and communication strategies with the aim of ensuring access to information for all stakeholders. Likewise, it states to be the duty of the Enforcement Authority (Buenos Aires EPA) to promote public participation of stakeholders in pursuit of the definition of the best options for adaptation and mitigation, as well as the creation of an External Advisory Council, composed of experts in the field, to assist and advise the implementing authority, and the convening of a Ministerial Team, to coordinate between different departments the management of public policies related to the implementation of the law. Since the Adaptation and Mitigation Climate Change Law was regulated Buenos Aires Climate Change Action Plan is checked, adjusted and updated every 5 years, being 2015 the first review version, including progress in the period between 2010 and 2015.
Bafut Council occupies thesame geographical space as Bafut Subdivision, found in the NWR of Cameroon. It is made up of 54 villages, each headed by a traditional leader and a paramont Fon for the Bafut fondom. It covers 450 Sq. Km in surface area with a total population of 129,363 inhabitants. Topographically, Bafut is characterised by two main relief types; the Bafut plateau and the dissected Mantaa-Mughom plateau divided by a corridor of marshy low-lying plains.
Abel Langsi NgwasohTitle: MayorPopulation: 57930Member since: 01.01.2013
The City of Bangkok is situated in the Chao Phraya River delta, close to the Gulf of Thailand. It is Thailands capital and by far its biggest city; its population is forty times larger than Thailands next-largest city. Bangkoks sheer size makes it the center of most of Thailands cultural, economic, and governmental activity; it also is a popular tourist destination and has ranked in the top 3 of the worlds most popular tourist destinations for the last three years. Bangkok has worked hard to upgrade its transportation infrastructure and alleviate the traffic congestion and air pollution that has followed its rapid growth. The City is also concerned about climate change prevention and adaptation, as it is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels and severe weather.
The Byron Shire region is located in the north-east coast of NSW, Australia. The region covers 556.7km2, and includes 44 towns, including the larger regional centres of Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. The region is predominantly rural. The resident population of the Byron Shire in 2015 was 32,723, but the region also attracts over 1.3 million visitors annually. in 2015, Byron Shire committed to a zero emissions target, covering to whole region. This is a ten year target (2025) which covers the major identified sectors of emissions: energy, buildings, transport, land use and waste.
Simon RichardsonTitle: MayorPopulation: 32723Member since: 14.12.2015
Bogotá is the Capital of Colombia with a estimated population of 7.980,001 in 2016. Also is the fastest growing major city in Latin America. It figures among the 25 largest cities of the world and is the third-highest capital city in South America at 8.660 ft above sea level. With its many universities, museums, cultural festivals and libraries, Bogotá has been called "The Athens of South America”. Climatic conditions are irregular and variable.
Changwon is the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do in South Korea. The population of the city is approximately 1.1 million and the total area is about 747 square kilometers on the southeastern coast of Korea. The yearly budget of the city is about 2.5 billion won. Changwon is the first planned city of Korea where is well harmonized in the industrial, residential and green areas. That is why it is recognized in worldwide as the 'Environmental capital of Korea' as well as the leading industrial city.
Baguio, a major urban center north of Manila, is an important employment center for sectors such as education, tourism, health services, finance, and regional government. It is also a melting pot of the Cordillera culture. One of Baguio City's sustainability challenges is that its flora and fauna are increasingly threatened by population growth, urban sprawl and rapid development. This became the trigger that made people organize themselves into community associations, organizations, clubs or groups to help the local government bring environmental improvements to their own communities.
Mauricio G. DomoganTitle: MayorPopulation: 345366Member since: 30.09.2003
Puerto Princesa City is the Capital and gateway to the Province of Palawan, the Philippines. Inhabitated by around 255, 000 people it bears the status of a Highly Urbanized City. It is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Natioanl Park. The city boasts of its environment-friendly and resilient local economic development as it maintains the stature of being one of the cleanest and greenest cities and first carbon-neutral city in the Philippines.
Zamboanga City located at the southernmost tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula, island of Mindanao, Philippines. On October 12, 1936, Zamboanga became a Chartered City per Commonwealth Act No.39. It has a population of 861,799 (2015 census). Zamboanga City is the 6th most populous and 3rd largest city by land area. The city continues to experience growth and this is manifested by increased population, diversified economic activities, and the interaction between other cities and its hinterland
Maria Isabelle ClimacoTitle: City MayorPopulation: 861799Member since: 12.04.2019
Located high in the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is the 53rd largest city in the state of Colorado. Two hundred miles southwest of Denver and 130 miles east of Grand Junction, it is at the Southeastern end of the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen encompasses 3.66 square miles and is a relatively flat valley floor surrounded on three sides by Aspen, Smuggler and Red Mountains. It was founded in 1880 and incorporated in 1881. Aspen is internationally renowned as a winter and summer resort.
Steve SkadronTitle: MayorPopulation: 8427Member since: 10.03.1997
The City of Atlanta is joining an increasing number of local governments committed to addressing climate change at the local level. The City of Atlanta recognizes the risk that climate change poses to its citizens, and is acting now to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or “carbon footprint”, of both its government operations and the community at-large through the innovative programs laid out in its Climate Action Plan. Ultimately, local action is needed to reduce the City of Atlanta’s contribution to the problem of climate change and adapt to its current and future effects. This Climate Action Plan takes advantage of common sense approaches and cutting edge policies that our local government is uniquely positioned to implement – actions that can reduce energy use and waste, create local jobs, improve air quality, preserve our local landscape and history, and in many other ways benefit the City of Atlanta for years to come. By creating a clear course of action so that everyone can have a role in creating and achieving climate and sustainability goals, our Climate Action Plan drives and coordinates local efforts toward a reduction in
GHG emissions by 20 percent below 2009 levels by 2020 and 40 percent below 2009 levels by 2030.
The Climate Action Plan is a framework for the development and implementation of actions that reduce City of Atlanta’s GHG emissions. The Plan provides guiding objectives and strategies to realize City of Atlanta’s GHG reduction goal.
This Plan covers objectives and strategies for GHG emissions resulting from local government and community-wide activities within the City of Atlanta. It addresses the major sources of emissions in the City of Atlanta, and sets objectives and strategies in four goals that both the City of Atlanta and community can implement together to achieve greenhouse gas reductions:
• Reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030
• Reduce energy consumption in residential buildings 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030
• Reduce GHG emissions produced by transportation 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030
• Increase waste diversion rate to landfills up to 80% by 2020
The plan also creates a framework for documenting, coordinating, measuring, and adapting efforts moving forward.
Topographically, the area of Balikpapan City consists of 85% undulating area and only 15% consists of relatively flat area. The level of slope and altitude of the surface is very diverse, the lowest of the coastal area with a height of 0 m to hilly area with a height of 100 m above sea level.
The capital of Batangas Province and the largest of its (3) cities, is a major industrial, commercial, educational and recreational center. Located at the southern portion of the province is approximately 112 kilometers south of Manila and may be reached in 2 hours by land or 8 hours by water. Home to 329,874 inhabitants, Batangas City has a total land area of 28,541.44 hectares consisting 24 urban and 81 rural barangays.
Beverley Rose A. DimacuhaTitle: MayorPopulation: 329874Member since: 07.08.1995