With one voice, the world’s cities and local governments underscored their role as an effective driving force in implementing the Paris Agreement and called for stronger collaboration between levels of governments, private sectors, academia, and local leaders to support the urban net-zero transition.
Recognising critical knowledge, innovation, funding and support gaps that hold back urban climate action, Global Covenant of Mayors board members called for accelerated and coordinated interventions to address the scale and urgency of the challenge faced by local leaders. The members fully recognised the priorities set out in the City Research and Innovation Agenda and welcomed the Urban Transitions Mission of Mission Innovation as a contribution to filling the identified research and innovation gaps.
“Despite limited resources and competing priorities, mayors around the world are pushing forward innovative solutions to secure jobs, drive economic development, and deliver climate-resilient communities for urban residents,” said Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen (Morocco) & GCoM Regional Ambassador. “It’s time we unlock the necessary support and tools to accelerate city climate progress and propel the world into a net-zero future.”
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