Ghana’s capital, Accra wins award for Informal Waste Collection Expansion project
London, Oct. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana’s capital city, Accra, has been mentioned among the 2019 ‘World’s Seven Best Climate Projects’ for its Informal Waste Collection Expansion project.
The recognition puts Accra among this year’s seven short-listed cities of the ‘C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards.’
The winning projects, according to organisers, represents the most ambitious and impactful projects by city Mayors to tackle the global climate crisis.
The sixth annual C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards celebrated the best projects across seven categories that define this year’s theme – ‘The Future We Want.’
Commenting about the prestigious recognition, Accra Mayor, Mohammed Adjei Sowah said “the future we want recognises the crucial role of the informal sector in sustainable city development. Combating climate change requires inclusive decision making which ensures all citizens are a part of the solution, to be acting local to impact positively on global challenges.”
London, in the United Kingdom, was also awarded for its ultra-low emission zone.
This year’s C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards trophy was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.
The award consists of Icelandic basaltic rock with sequestered carbon dioxide, visible as embedded white minerals – made possible using a process called CarbFix.
The CarbFix process was designed to capture otherwise emitted CO2 and permanently transform it into minerals deep underground within rock formations.
The base of the trophy is made from recycled stainless steel, symbolic of the drill used to retrieve the scientific samples.
Read the press statement below for other winners of this year’s award.
World’s Seven Best Climate Projects Announced as 2019 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards Winners
Copenhagen — Today, C40 and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the seven winners of the 2019 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen.
Representing the most ambitious and impactful projects by mayors to tackle the global climate crisis, the sixth annual C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards celebrated the best projects across seven categories that define this year’s theme – The Future We Want:
1. The future we want is resilient – Awarded to Medellín, Colombia for its Avenida Oriental Green Corridors
2. The future we want relies on green mobility – Awarded to Kolkata, India for its Low Carbon Commute Transition
3. The future we want runs on renewable energy – Awarded to Seoul, South Korea for its Solar City Expansion
4. The future we want engages all citizens – Awarded to Accra, Ghana for its Informal Waste Collection Expansion
5. The future we want breathes clean air – Awarded to London, UK for its Ultra-Low Emission Zone
6. The future we want requires transformative change – Awarded to San Francisco, USA for its CleanPowerSF program
7. The future we want uses green technologies – Awarded to Guangzhou, China for its Expansive Bus Electrification