What the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C means for cities.
With the Paris Agreement coming into force, and the associated commitment of 197 nations around the world, including the European Union, to limit global warming to well below 2o C, governments are beginning to understand the urgency of the climate change crisis.
This report, co-authored by the C40 Cities Finance Facility, CDP, and in collaboration with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, is the first-ever in-depth analysis of infrastructure projects around climate change in cities.
As countries consider how to increase their ambition in the lead-up to implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement in 2020.
The Climate Opportunity report outlines the benefits for three highly effective climate actions and provides local and national policymakers with a guiding methodology for how cities and nations can evaluate these impacts and develop their own robust cases for climate action policies
The Global Covenant of Mayors highlights the collective potential of over 7400 cities and local governments making voluntary commitments to take significant action. Learn more about the aggregate impact of GCoM cities through its new report.