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Greater city action, greater climate impact – new research highlights opportunities for the world to tackle the climate crisis

UN-Habitat released today new research that looks at whether national climate action plans, known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs), have included urban priorities as a key focus. The findings come on the back of 72 countries joining the Coalition for High Ambition Multi-Level Partnerships, or ‘CHAMP’ initiative, which was launched at COP28 in Dubai and spearheaded by … read more

Accelerating Climate Finance in Cities – A Briefing of CDP’s Global Snapshot

Investing in climate infrastructure in cities has never been more important. According to data published by CDP, the opportunity to invest in these projects is growing and urgent. Insights in CDP’s Global Snapshot, launched November 2023, highlight the infrastructure priorities of over 1,000 cities reporting their environmental data through CDP-ICLEI Track in 2023, and show … read more

43 Cities and Organizations Join Forces in Landmark Declaration, “Asian Cities Together Towards Zero Carbon”, led by Yokohama and Bangkok

by City of Yokohama Global Offices | Nov 17, 2023 – Original article can be found here. On November 15, 2023, an important step towards reducing worldwide carbon emissions was made at the 12th Asia Smart City Conference as the joint declaration, “Yokohama Declaration: Asian Cities Together Towards Zero Carbon”, was announced, being proposed by Yokohama City, Japan … read more

GCoM & CoM Med at COP28: Building Climate-Neutral and Resilient Cities

“When the first cyclone comes,” said Doreen Miller Robinson, Special Administrator of Labasa Town Council in Fiji, “you think it’s just bad luck – a one-in-50-year event.” However, when that cyclone was followed soon after by another, and then another, each creating as much havoc as the last, it became clear to the council that … read more

Innovate4Cities Conference set for 10-12 September 2024 in Montreal, Canada

To link cities, climate change science, and findings from the first Global Stocktake, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have announced that the next Innovate4Cities Conference (I4C2024) is set to take place for the first time in Montreal, Canada from 10-12 September 2024. … read more

TURBOCHARGING LEADERSHIP AT EVERY LEVEL: GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS AND WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE LAUNCH NEW GUIDE, “THE MULTILEVEL CLIMATE ACTION GUIDE FOR DECISION MAKERS”

Local and regional governments are on the frontlines of climate change, and the worst impacts continue to be felt first and worst by the world’s most vulnerable populations. While the 1.5 degree goal set out in the Paris Agreement is not yet out of our reach, achieving credible, just, and ambitious commitments will require urgent … read more

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