Our Unique Approach

R20 – Regions of Climate Action is accelerating the implementation of green infrastructure projects in the field of waste optimization, renewable energy and energy efficiency by “connecting the dots” between public authorities, technology partners and financial investors.

Our  Achievements

Algeria
Initiated in Oran in 2013, the "Zero Waste, Energy Efficiency, and Capacity Building" programme is one of R20's largest. Read More
Brazil
Initiated in Rio de Janeiro in 2014, the LED Street Lighting programme has been successful in over 40 cities and has become one of R20's flagship energy efficiency programmes. Read More
Nigeria
Initiated in 2013 under the driving force of the Government of Delta State, the TACC programme has led to the implementation of a number of community-level projects. Read More
China
This project was undertaken in close collaboration with the Dapeng New District Government with the aim to optimize the waste management value chain in the district.Read More

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One Planet Summit Nairobi: Africa pledge
One Planet Summit Nairobi: Africa pledge

On March 14, 2019, in Nairobi (Kenya), the first regional edition of the One Planet Summit sought to build momentum ahead of the UN Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Summit with new commitments, initiatives and coalitions, such as the Global Alliance for Smart Cities in Africa, to develop renewable energy and protect biodiversity in Africa.   Convened

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The 2018 Green Solutions Awards
The 2018 Green Solutions Awards

Solutions already shaping the zero-carbon city. On December 6th, in the Framework of COP24 in Katowice (Poland), winners of the 2018 Green Solutions Awards were revealed during a ceremony that gathered nearly 200 industry professionals from all around the world. Organized by the Construction21 network, the Green Solutions Awards highlights pioneering projects and showcases relevant

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PlastiCircular : The New Age of Plastic
PlastiCircular : The New Age of Plastic

Last Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2018), R20 welcomed key stakeholders – Dow-DuPont, Danone, Nestle, PepsiCo, Veolia, Suez, WBCSD, IUCN, WWF, etc. – to kick off PlastiCircular, a new initiative that aims to create a resilient market for plastic collection and recycling through the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility for post-consumer packaging in developing countries. The one-day

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Climate leaders share stories with purpose at Talanoa Dialogue
Climate leaders share stories with purpose at Talanoa Dialogue

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chair of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and R20, partnered with the Prime Minister of Fiji and COP23 President Frank Bainimarama to convene a meeting that brought together key actors and thought leaders. The meeting focused on the impact of sub-national financial systems and explored how joint public/private financing can support low-carbon and climate

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