Some of the world’s most sustainable cities have been given special recognition at the COP 19 Climate Change Conference underway in Warsaw. Vancouver, Cape Town, and Abu Dhabi are the winners of the World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Awards (a competition held in partnership with ICLEI and UN-HABITAT), which focused on “global excellence in local green building policy. Each winning city has been honored for policies and practices that maximize opportunities for builders and developers to mitigate the environmental impact of the built environment. Take a look after the jump at what makes these three cities so special.
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