How should engineers contribute to the urgent need for action on climate change, and the need for more resilience? A powerful and committed group of founding organisations is driving a newly-formed global Coalition to take immediate action and is asking all those working across the infrastructure life-cycle to get involved. The International Coalition for Sustainable … read more
EIB Africa Day is a well-established conference that attracts high-level participants across many sectors. It offers an effective and progressive platform for discussion among professionals based in Africa and Europe alike. Past topics have included the importance of private sector development, jobs for young people, and the role of digitalisation and smart technologies. Africa Day … read more
October 24, 2019 – Three new cities in Korea committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) on Thursday. Gwangmyeong City, Dobong-gu, Gangdong-gu were welcomed by current GCoM signatories of Seoul, Dangjin, Ansan in their commitment to implement the Paris Agreement during a signing ceremony that took place at the Seoul … read more
The Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science is now published, in time for the 2019 Climate Action Summit. It is the primary outcome of the Cities and Climate Science Conference that was held in March 2018 in Edmonton, Canada, and was reported to the 48th IPCC Plenary session in October 2018 in Incheon, Korea. The Agenda showcases … read more
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C left no question about the future: at the current rate of warming of 0.2°C per decade, global warming will reach 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels around 2040, disrupting basic social and economic activities around the world.
The battle against climate change can only be won with cities. But, cities cannot do it alone. They are often limited by a lack of access to the resources required to deliver climate action. Multilevel integration can play a key role in raising national ambitions and promoting innovation and action at the local level. This includes vertically integrating investment plans of local authorities into national climate investment plans to address the urban finance gap.