Climate Adaptation

As a strategy, it’s local, less controversial and far more manageable, with actionable steps that give quick, tangible feedback while simultaneously addressing climate change.
Doug Kelbaugh January 16, 2017
‘The recent U.S. election makes clear that you — America’s leading cities — are even more essential to accelerating climate action in the United States,’ five mayors wrote.
Gregory Scruggs December 16, 2016
Uncertainty prevails after a year of progress and setbacks.
Gregory Scruggs December 13, 2016
Sydney mayor assures: 'There is so much you can achieve even if you do have a government that is not supportive.'
Gregory Scruggs December 6, 2016
National plans to cut greenhouse-gas emissions are still coming together — and perhaps falling apart in the case of the U.S. But the winning cities of this year's C40 Awards are already making big progress.
Gregory Scruggs December 1, 2016
ANALYSIS | At the recent COP 22 talks, local authorities said they want a framework for accessing international climate-related funding by 2020.
A post-Marrakech interview with ICLEI’s Yunus Arikan.
Gregory Scruggs November 25, 2016
Local authorities make up a key part of China’s new strategy to combat climate change. These cities have committed to ‘peak’ their carbon emissions before 2030.
Gregory Scruggs November 18, 2016

A new report from the Kresge Foundation and Abt Associates finds that cities are making progress on preparing for immediate extreme weather events. 

November 17, 2016
Event will mark ‘policy, science and practice evolving together’, expert says.
Gregory Scruggs November 16, 2016
Where does the United Nations see mayors fitting into the new implementation discussion on climate and sustainable cities? An interview with David Nabarro, the secretary-general’s special adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Gregory Scruggs November 15, 2016
Tuesday’s surprise electoral results in the United States could have far-reaching impact on a host of issues. What about local efforts at containing global warming?
Carey L. Biron November 9, 2016
Cities won landmark recognition at last year’s Paris negotiations. What are they hoping to get out of the first formal follow-up to those talks?
Gregory Scruggs November 7, 2016
As COP 22 begins, three recommendations on how to get from good documents and commitments to work plans on sustainability — and quickly.
Gino Van Begin November 7, 2016
USD 2.3 million announcement addresses key gap in mayors’ ability to access climate finance for resilience planning in cities.
Anna Valmero October 20, 2016
In an interview, C40’s Seth Schultz says groups like his are embarking on a long-term commitment to work directly with the research community to support sustainable urbanization.
October 6, 2016
Sus defensores elogian la guía de la estrategia de Hábitat III sobre planes locales de acción climática, resiliencia, eficiencia energética, transporte sustentable y alimentación urbana, entre otros temas. Sin embargo, no ofrece la hoja de ruta.
Gregory Scruggs September 29, 2016
Advocates laud the Habitat III strategy’s guidance on local climate-action plans, resilience, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, urban food and more. But they worry it doesn’t offer the specific roadmap needed.
Gregory Scruggs September 29, 2016
An intergovernmental panel voted not to do an immediate report on urban areas but rather to incorporate new emphasis on cities in all of its coming assessments.
Carey L. Biron April 20, 2016
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will vote this week on whether to publish a first-ever special report on cities and climate change.
Carey L. Biron April 11, 2016
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