Developing International Standards and Policy for Eco-Cities
This project deals with the international development and use of various ‘eco-city’ indicators, standards and frameworks. It is centred upon a deliberative process involving an international group of leading experts. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the project involved a three-day conference held in autumn 2012 in Bellagio, Italy. The multi-disciplinary group of 18 participants includes academics, policy-makers and practitioners from 14 countries from both the Global South and Global North. The project comprises three parts: (1) comparative analyses of contemporary eco-city indicator systems and endorsement schemes; (2) evaluation of eco-city indicator use within particular policy contexts; and (3) recommendations concerning policy needs and opportunities at local, national and international levels.
The project results are contained in the Bellagio Statement.
The Bellagio Report
Co-ordinator: Simon Joss (Email: [email protected])