Clinton Promoting 'Climate-Positive' Communities

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May 27, 2009, 12:00 PM PDT

By Tim Halbur


"It's one thing to put up a LEED-certified building, but quite another to develop an entire urban community with enough energy-efficient bells and whistles that its on-site emissions are actually less than zero.

That's the ambitious objective of the new Climate Positive Development Program, a joint venture between the Clinton Climate Initiative and the U.S. Green Building Council, unveiled last week at the C-40 Cities Climate Leader Group summit in Seoul, South Korea.

The program will help support 16 large-scale urban re-development projects on six continents, including the London Development Agency's $2.4 billion Elephant & Castle regeneration and San Francisco's long-standing plan to put thousands of new housing units on the decommissioned naval base on Treasure Island."

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