January 02, 2017
January 01, 2017
Floater, G., Dowling, D., Chan, D., Ulterino, M., Braunstein, J., McMinn
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.
The climate finance architecture—the system of specialized, public funds that help countries implement climate mitigation and adaptation projects and programs—is crucial if the world is to meet the climate change challenge. Over the past 25 years, many national, regional and international climate funds have been created. Each new fund responded to needs and gaps that existed at the time, but this has led to a rather complex system.
The Transport Emissions & Social Cost Assessment is a project under the World Resources Institute’s Sustainable and Livable Cities Program, funded by the Caterpillar Foundation. The project aims to develop a methodology guide, with a simple MS Excel– based tool, to estimate transport emissions inventories and evaluate the associated social impact costs.
This Policymakers’ Summary focuses on the role of national governments in mobilising and directing urban finance, with the aim of supporting policymakers and practitioners to think systematically about financing urban development. It builds on a growing body of research that highlights the critical role of central governments in establishing more effective and efficient mechanisms to finance sustainable urban infrastructure.
Resilient Cities is the global forum on urban resilience and adaptation convened in Bonn, Germany. The congress series provides an international platform to share the latest information, good practices, challenges, and innovations for creating more resilient cities. From 2016, the congress also provides an opportunity to track local progress on the resilience targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The congress outcomes present an annual snapshot of the state of urban resilience, building on discussions and developments from previous years.
CURB: Climate Action for Urban Sustainability was developed by a partnership between the World Bank, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, AECOM Consulting and Bloomberg Philanthropies. CURB uses local city data to provide tailored analyses that will help cities evaluate low carbon actions. In case there are some data gaps, a common problem in many cities, CURB provides alternative data that can be used from comparable cities, countries or regions.