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Mayor Rodas on the role of cities and multilevel integration in limiting global warming by 1.5 °C

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.

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The science is clear: we need to act now … and cities are our opportunity to get this right.

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.

Mayor Rodas on the role of cities and multilevel integration in limiting global warming by 1.5 °C

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.

Cities Take the Stage at the Global Climate Action Summit

Climate action has taken on a new urgency, and people across the world and across sectors are ready to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” This was especially clear at the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco, September 2018. Throughout this impactful event, we aimed to shine a spotlight on the contributions of city leaders and announced new initiatives and tools to support cities’ efforts to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change, fulfilling their commitments and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Summary For Urban Policymakers

What the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C means for cities.

INNOVATE4CITIES – A Global Climate Action Accelerator: Research and Innovation Priorities

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.

Analysis: The demand for financing climate projects in cities

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.

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Global Climate City Challenge supports climate action projects around the world

Global Climate City Challenge supports climate action projects around the world May 23, 2019 145 project applications received with total investment opportunities of over 5 billion euro First 20 shortlisted cities have investment potential of 1.4 billion euro Project proposals range from e-mobility, waste to energy, urban greening, resilience and climate adaptation measures First round … read more

Statement for Announcing the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Board Members

Statement for Announcing the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Board Members STATEMENT BY MAYOR OF HEIDELBERG, ECKART WÜRZNER, REGARDING CLIMATE LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH THE GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY Mayor Eckart Würzner will join the Board and support the actions of the alliance and its over 9,200+ signatories to … read more

Statement by Mayor of Accra, Adjei Sowah, regarding climate leadership role with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Statement for Announcing the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Board Members STATEMENT BY MAYOR OF ACCRA, MOHAMMED ADJEI SOWAH, REGARDING CLIMATE LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH THE GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY As board member, Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah will continue to make major strides in the fight against climate change … read more

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