GCoM in the News

Google offers tool for cities to measure emissions

A tool Google offered in the US to help cities measure pollution and emissions levels is now available in Europe. It compiles transport and building data from Google Maps with publicly available information about emissions Google will initially offer the tool to Birmingham, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Coventry, Dublin and Copenhagen. It plans to add more … read more

How to Finance the Green Transition

Opinion Piece by Warner Hoyer In addition to reaffirming their commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, world leaders who gathered for the UN Climate Action Summit this week also discussed how the public and private sectors can work together to tackle climate change. They should focus on the role of private finance, without which there will … read more

Greening Our Cities

Opinion Piece by Emma Navarro and Nanda Jichkar  Cities are the world’s leading source of both economic growth and greenhouse-gas emissions, and those contributions will continue to grow as more of the world’s population moves into urban areas. Any successful global framework for addressing climate change thus must recognize both the threat cities pose and … read more

FACTBOX-12 global initiatives to beat back climate threats

BARCELONA, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Close to 30 global initiatives to ramp up action on climate change were unveiled or expanded at the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York, the United Nations said. Bringing together governments, businesses, development banks, cities and green groups, they cover everything from zero-carbon buildings to cleaning up … read more

This is what cities need to do by 2050 to meet climate goals

By 2050, most people will live in cities. A new report lays out the ways to keep their emissions in check. BY ALEJANDRA BORUNDA By 2050, about 70 percent of the world’s population will go about their daily lives in cities. They’ll do all the things that make up a quotidian life: eating, traveling from home to … read more

Pittsburgh mayor: Europe should be proud of its climate action

By Aline Robert In an interview with EURACTIV France, Bill Peduto speaks about Europe’s good track record on climate protection, despite the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Bill Peduto is a member of the Democratic Party and mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, since 2014. He was upset about Donald Trump’s announcement … read more

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