Cities host over 50% of the world’s population. It is expected that by 2025, 75% of people will live in an urban environment. Cities present the most pressing problems of our time, and the biggest opportunities for improvement. They provide living examples to inspire and lead others.
Cities as ECC
Through ECC, cities have opportunities to drive their sustainability and inspire affordable solutions. Driven by the Earth Charter, the ECC Manifesto offers holistic guidance for city improvements and ethical inspiration for our global ecosystem. Conferences, education and online sharing provide access to solutions, information, skills and innovations that can help cities improve exponentially. Certification frameworks (another one of our C’s) also play an important role in measuring the incremental successes of subset principles of the Earth Charter.
ECC can assist with self-assessments and education. As partner of ECC and an Earth Charter Affiliate, Walas can assist cities with their assessment process, access grants and other funding for the project and implement improvements. Joining the ECC movement is just the beginning.