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Dynamic Cities and Regions

Climate change will continue to create challenges for urban areas, impacting health and safety, natural ecosystems, water resources, the built environment, and certain socioeconomic activities. Cities and regions must be dynamic, proactive, and innovative to bring about the necessary changes to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and prepare themselves for the negative effects of climate change.

Foster sustainable land-use planning of the territory in a perspective of combating climate change. (Priority 1)
Support municipal and community initiatives to reduce GHG emissions, adapt to climate change, and engage in sustainable land-use planning (Priority 2)
Promote risk management that minimizes the vulnerability of communities (Priority 3)
Promote public transit and alternative transportation by enhancing their availability, developing infrastructure, and facilitating sustainable choices (Priority 13)
Create a greener car fleet through more fuel-efficient and better maintained vehicles (Priority 14)
Adopt greener building standards (Priority 19)
Promote renewable energies and energy efficiency in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings (Priority 20)
Reduce the use of halocarbons (Priority 21)
Support GHG emission reduction linked to the management of residual materials (Priority 23)