Cities are the Hub of the Global Green Recovery

By Jorge MUÑOZ WELLS This blog is part of a special series on cities and climate change. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or position of the World Bank Group. The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed sobering impacts on the world’s cities.  Today we live … read more

Call to address the root causes of social and racial injustice

Call to address the root causes of social and racial injustice The global community faces a common challenge: confronting systemic and institutional inequality. The organizations gathered in the Global Taskforce stands in solidarity with all those demanding justice for marginalized people around the world and calling for racial injustice and any type of discrimination to … read more

Over 10,000 Cities Worldwide Call on all Governments for a Global Green Recovery

3 June 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world as we know it. Through it all, mayors and local officials are on the frontlines, making difficult decisions to fulfill their responsibilities to protect and provide for their communities, while looking to safeguard their cities for the future. The Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), representing … read more

COVID-19: FAQ on reporting for GCoM cities and local governments 

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) fully recognizes the socioeconomic, political, and geographical impacts that COVID-19 is having on communities around the world. As cities and local governments develop sustainable recovery plans, GCoM seeks to clarify its reporting principles for cities committed to the alliance in 2020. FAQ on reporting 1. … read more

Bringing together a Coalition for change

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

Event: EIB Africa Day 2020

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

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