Auckland’s Wynyard Redevelopment is a finalist in the Sustainable Communities category, alongside projects from Cape Town, Toronto and Curitiba.
“Its vision is to lead sustainable urban transformation and renewal in Auckland and across New Zealand guided by five key strategies: high performance green buildings; renewable energy; sustainable transport; adaptation to change; and exemplar projects,” says Viv Heslop, Senior Advisor Sustainability, Panuku Development Auckland.
“The project offers immense value in proving and de-risking the low-carbon development model, and demonstrating economic and public good outcomes. It is already winning hearts and minds across the private sector and government.”
Turning waste to resource
Auckland Council’s Waste to Resource project is a finalist in the Solid Waste category, alongside Milan and Kolkata. Waste to Resource is the biggest change to waste services in the Southern Hemisphere, bringing seven regional services into one city-wide waste management system.
“Auckland has an ambitious goal to be zero waste and it’s a real achievement to be recognised as leading the way as we build new infrastructure for waste management. This project is not just reducing waste to landfill, it’s creating jobs and positively impacting diverse ethnic and socio-economic communities,” says Ian Stupple, Auckland Council’s Waste Solutions General Manager.
Melbourne , Sydney & Canberra in category finals
Canberra has made the shortlist for the finance and economic development category. Sydney and Melbourne will be fighting it out in the Building Energy Efficiency category against Guangzhou, and San Francisco
Winners to be announced in December
C40 received 160 applications from 75 cities, which were assessed by a selection committee of urban sustainability and climate change experts at C40 and Sustainia.
The winners will be announced on December 1, 2016, at a ceremony in Mexico City, held alongside the sixth biennial C40 Mayors Summit.
The C40 Cities Awards
Mayors continue to deliver important, innovative policies and programmes that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve resiliency. The 2016 C40 Cities Awards Finalist are:
- Climate Action Plans & Inventories: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Paris, Portland
- Adaptation Plans & Assessments: Belo Horizonte, New York City, Paris
- Building Energy Efficiency: Guangzhou, Melbourne & Sydney, San Francisco
- Clean Energy: Johannesburg, Vancouver, Washington DC, Yokohama
- Finance & Economic Development: Canberra, Toronto, Shenzhen
- Solid Waste: Auckland, Kolkata, Milan
- Adaptation in Action: Copenhagen, Hong Kong, San Francisco
- Transportation: Addis Ababa, Houston, Mexico City, Taiyuan, Wuhan
- Sustainable Communities: Auckland, Cape Town, Curitiba, Toronto
- Social Equity & Climate Change: New York City, Portland, Seoul