Wellington, New Zealand

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“This award recognizes on a global scale our commitment to addressing climate change, empowered by the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of Wellington’s technology sector. We hope our work will provide a strong foundation for other low-lying cities globally to improve the lives of their communities long-term.”

Mayor Andy Foster

Inspiring resident engagement on climate

Wellington is scaling its existing digital twin model to coordinate community action across the city to address climate change and move to a post-carbon future. The model creates a virtual, interactive reflection of the city, enabling a higher proportion of the residents to be involved in planning and action for climate mitigation. Rather than simply declaring a climate emergency, Wellington is engaging residents in bringing about change. 

Wellington, New Zealand

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