Medellin Joel Duncan

Medellin wins People’s Choice Award

In a contest involving 163 countries Medellin wins People’s Choice Award.

World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded the City of Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014. Cape Town is recognized for its ambitious and pioneering actions to combat climate change to bolster quality of life for its citizens. The City win was announced tonight at the Earth Hour City Challenge Awards Galas hosted by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Economic Commission
Cape Town was selected by an international jury of experts and succeeds last year’s winner, the City of Vancouver, Canada.

The City Challenge also invited people around the globe to vote for their favourite green city in the people’s choice We Love Cities online campaign. Tied for first place were Medellin, Colombia and Khunhan, Thailand. This year, the international expert jury paid particular attention to cities’ innovation and ambition in taking steps towards a low carbon future.