March 27, 2019
December 03, 2018
Chang Deng-Beck, Dana Vigran, Maryke van Staden, Alvaro Rojas Ferreira
December 01, 2018
An estimated 70 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions come from cities. Rapid urbanization is expected to continue, intensifying even further the energy use in the cities. Yet there is also an opportunity. Cities are also where the greatest energy efficiencies can take place. Learn more about how cities are tackling climate change – with innovative approaches to improving city management and service delivery, to encouraging green growth.
National, local and other subnational governments need to work together to track performance and implement effective, coordinated climate action, with the aim to progressively raise local, national and global ambitions. Linking national and subnational climate reporting is a key element for effective climate governance. This report is a snapshot of the targets, performance inventories, action plans and actions from the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR), of the most widely used subnational climate action reporting systems in the world.
This is a synthesis report of data from the carbonn Climate Registry. It looks at subnational alignment with the 1.5-degree target, key climate hazards and how two-way dialogue and data-sharing can raise climate ambitions. Special attention is given to the importance of integrated Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems, and how such systems can help coordinate, target and build support for climate initiatives.
This reports provides an approach to quantify the benefits of city-level measures in buildings, transport and energy supply. Evidence from this research demonstrates socioeconomic and health-related benefits of climate actions, broadening current definitions of societal wellbeing for decision- and policymakers.
The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C identifies cities and urban areas as one of four critical global systems that can accelerate and upscale climate action, but recognizes this will require major transitions in how both mitigation and adaptation are undertaken. This C40 Summary for Urban Policymakers has been produced in discussion with city practitioners and policymakers, as well as leading city networks and non-governmental organizations.