The Clinton Climate Initiative, New York, has announced a global program developed in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council. Called the Climate Positive Development Program, the program will support large-scale urban projects that help cities grow in "climate positive" ways. Those developments will strive to reduce the amount of on-site carbon dioxide emissions to below zero. Fourteen founding projects on six continents, supported by local governments and property developers, will demonstrate climate-positive strategies. They are located in Melbourne, Australia; Palhoca, Brazil; Toronto; Victoria, Canada; Ahmedabad, India; Jaipur, India; outside Panama City, Panama; Pretoria, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Seoul, South Korea; Stockholm, Sweden; London; San Francisco; and Destiny Florida in Delray Beach, Fla. “As the Earth’s population increases and our cities grow, we need to ensure we have the models in place to sustain our way of life in an increasingly urbanized world,” says former president William J. Clinton. “The Climate Positive Development Program will set a new global standard for developments that will minimize environmental impacts and benefit economies as we build and rebuild homes, schools, and businesses.” Property developers and local governments will partner on initiatives including: implementing economically viable innovations in building; generating clean energy; waste and water management; and outdoor lighting systems. When the initial 14 projects are completed, nearly 1 million people will live and work in the communities. For more information, visit