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PRACTICES IN PROGRESS – Torri 2020: Victories and obstacles on the road to emissions reductions at the local level

Torri 2020 is the energy efficiency plan of the town of Torri di Quartesolo, a municipality of 12.000 inhabitants located in the Italian province of Vicenza (Italy). The plan participated in the Best Climate Practices Contest of 2013 on “Climate Change and Urban Resilience” and (together with New York’s  Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency) won the (…)

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PRACTICES IN PROGRESS – Shidhulai’s floating schools are an important driver of resilience

Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, a non-profit organization based in Bangladesh, earned the experts choice award in the 2014 Best Climate Practices contest, held on the theme of “Energy Poverty Alleviation.” Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha operates a fleet of floating, solar-powered schools to ensure education for children in flood-prone areas of Bangladesh. As Mohammed Rezwan, founder of Shidhulai (…)