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Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity Report

Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity is a new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions,  an urban-focused initiative with 36 diverse stakeholders across five continents, that aims to support national governments’ efforts to unlock the economic and social benefits of inclusive, zero-carbon cities. Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity quantifies the social, environmental, and economic benefits available to … read more
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10,000+ Cities Join Amazonian Mayors in Calling for Immediate Action to Protect the Amazon Region

Largest global alliance of cities and local governments for climate leadership endorses Amazon Cities Pact September 18, 2019, Manaus, Brazil –– The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, the largest global alliance for climate leadership, uniting a global coalition of over 10,000 cities and local governments, today endorse the Amazon Cities Pact which … read more
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Meet Climate Action’s New Superalliance – How these mayors and ministers from around the world are fast-tracking energy tech to tackle the climate emergency.

The IPCC's 2018 Special Report warns of dramatic consequences by 2040 if global warming reaches 1.5°C. In response, citizens have made their voices louder than ever, and national governments in turn are beginning to mobilize. The constant threat of climate change, plus shifting energy needs and accelerating technological innovations, demands an unprecedented collective response at … read more
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The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy moves forward in Korea with three new signatories

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

Now available: Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science

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

Canada Accelerates its Climate Action with Data

In 2015 under the COP21 Paris Climate Accord, Canada committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% below 2005 baseline levels by 2030. Cities across Canada are rising to this challenge and many have set their own emissions reduction targets, but measuring which activities contribute to GHG emissions is complex, time-consuming and often … read more

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Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity Report

Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity is a new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions,  an urban-focused initiative with 36 diverse stakeholders across five continents, that aims to support national governments’ efforts to unlock the economic and social benefits of inclusive, zero-carbon cities. Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity quantifies the social, environmental, and economic benefits available to … read more

For Cities, By Cities: Key Takeaways for City Decision Makers from the IPCC 1.5°C Report and Summary for Urban Policymakers

Cities worked together to summarize the most relevant information and actionable findings related to the latest science on 1.5°C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C was produced by IPCC scientists – at the request of nations at the adoption of the Paris Agreement – to explain the … read more

Summary For Urban Policymakers

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

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Mayor Muñoz Elected To Represent Latin America in World’s Largest Alliance of Cities Addressing Climate Change

STATEMENT BY MAYOR OF LIMA, JORGE MUÑOZ WELLS, REGARDING NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE ON BOARD OF THE GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY Cartagena, Colombia, 25 September 2019 – Mayor Jorge Muñoz Wells of Lima, Peru was appointed to represent Latin America and the Caribbean for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group on the Board … read more

Cities and National Governments Partner on EUR 100M City Climate Finance Gap Fund

Cities and National Governments Partner on EUR 100M City Climate Finance Gap Fund Multi-stakeholder initiative has potential to unlock EUR 4BN in financing climate action in cities 22 September 2019, New York –– The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate, together with the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg, today announced the launch of the City … read more

New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities

CONTACT: urbantransitions@gpg.com  New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities Low-carbon measures in cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90% and support 87 million jobs annually by 2030 National governments must prioritise zero-carbon cities today in order to secure economic prosperity and high living standards tomorrow New … read more

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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

Mayor Sowah, Accra, Ghana Interviewed on VOA Africa regarding climate change in Accra

VOA's Linord Moudou interviews the Mayor of Accra, Ghana, Mohammed Adjei Sowah to discuss how climate change is dealt with in Accra Video Health Report: Climate Change in Accra, Ghana Play video

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

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