Earth Hour City Challenge

Founded in Sweden to celebrate Earth Hour 2011, the Earth Hour City Challenge initiative has been created to celebrate cities that are taking amazing steps forward in creating a greener, cleaner and more sustainable city to live and inspiring other cities to do the same.

The challenge invites cities to submit inspiring and credible urban development plans that dramatically increase the city’s use of renewable energy via cCCR, an internationally recognized carbon reporting platform for cities, managed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Outreach and support to cities will be provided in collaboration with ICLEI and the final plans and data reviewed by an international panel of judges.

The judges will particularly review sustainable development plans for building, transport, energy and food systems – solutions that will make a city greener and cleaner and improve living standards for residents.


March - April 2012 - pre-registration open to cities

June - November 2012 - city candidates to submit plans

December - February 2013 - International jury selects finalists

March 2013 - Earth Hour National champions and Global Capital announced

For more information, kindly follow the link below.

Deadline/closing date: 
Monday, November 19, 2012