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Asia Pacific Cities Race to COP26 – 8th July 2021

This event will serve as the official launch of the Cities Race to Resilience. The Cities Race to Resilience is the official track for cities to join the UNFCCC Climate Champions Race to Resilience campaign which launched in January 2021. The Cities Race to Resilience has been brought together by several city networks and organisations … read more


This report, presented to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, summarises and compares findings on city climate action, research, and innovation priorities and activities across 10 regions spanning the globe. The Connected Cities Lab, in collaboration with Ironbark Sustainability, developed a database of city actions from 98 climate change mitigation and adaptation … read more

City Climate Finance Gap Fund approves support for six cities

Free technical assistance for the preparation of early-stage climate action projects Energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable mobility, waste management and water projects The Gap Fund is supporting cities in developing and emerging economies The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) announced today the second round of cities that will receive free technical assistance to … read more

Africa Climate Week: 26-29 July 2021, hosted by the Government of Uganda

The Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2021 is accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into global pandemic recovery. Building back opens an opportunity to address social inequalities and invest in economic development that is good for humanity and nature. The ACW 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate … read more

A game-changer tool to fast-track climate action in African cities

Via CoM-SSA The Proxy Data Tool allows local governments to develop a Greenhouse Gas inventory in just a few hours and without the extensive data collection exercise, capacity and resources usually required. It will help bridge the data gap evident across Sub-Saharan Africa. During the early stages of the Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action … read more

Racing Toward a Climate Neutral Europe

FAQ on Race to Zero, Race to Resilience, and new Covenant Europe commitments Cities Race to Zero and Covenant of Mayors - Europe: A Quick Guide for European Cities Interview with Giorgia Rambelli, ICLEI Europe Coordinator, Climate Policy and Energy Governance
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