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Fundación Low Carbon City

Creation date: 2017

Country: Colombia

Location: Medellin

Sector of activity: Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing · Education · Energy, utilities and environment · Healthcare and social services activities · Other industries

Social issue: Environment and rural settings · Other

This not-for-profit organization educates people to change habits and, at the same time, to deal with climate change knowledge and solutions in terms of their everyday life: "We are a global organization, led by citizens building collective solutions to address climate change in the urban setting," says founder Juliana Gutiérrez.

In addition, they connect experts, changemakers, investors, and so on, with a focus on climate change to promote and scale projects. But their positive impact does not end there: "We create solutions with communities, the public and private sectors and academia in areas such as renewable energy, waste management, sustainable mobility, sustainable construction, use of public space and urban agriculture. This process enables the generation of a systemic change capable of affecting public policies."

The outlook for the future is ambitious and full of challenges for this foundation: "We want to reach 500 cities in the world, sharing experiences and implementing solutions together with their citizens." Their plan is to become a global reference for the sector: "We strive to put the Low Carbon City World Forum on the global agenda as the venue for citizen debate on climate change." Their task is to "compile more than 500 scalable, low-cost solutions for low-carbon emission cities." In addition, they want to extend their Low Carbon Neighborhoods program to 10 cities by integrating four structural areas: Energy, Transportation, Waste and Urban Agriculture. Accordingly, they aim to: "Grow our network and to reach the figure of 1 million people made aware."