Implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate

Implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate

The Paris Agreement on climate change lays out commmitments for nations to limit their greenhouse-gas emissions and contain the impact of global warming. Mayors were among the loudest voices lobbying in favour of the agreement, which entered into force in November 2016. And cities will have an enormous role in its implementation: They are both the source of 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions and also where the most innovative low-carbon solutions are being implemented.

When two small towns got talking, what emerged was a new Mediterranean recipe for food procurement.
Amy Labarrière July 21, 2017
Painting images of the city of the future at the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum in Vancouver.
Frances Bula May 19, 2017
To maintain the agreed international schedule, the sector will need to move beyond fossil fuels shortly after 2050 in the world’s most advanced regions, and by 2070 elsewhere.
Cornie Huizenga and Mark Major and Karl Peet May 15, 2017
A 'first date' for two groups that share much in common when it comes to building resilient cities.
Christopher Swope May 12, 2017
Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Stockholm share their secrets for slashing greenhouse-gas emissions.
John J. Berger May 9, 2017
An interview with the Canadian city’s point person on the event, to be held in March 2018.
Carey L. Biron May 5, 2017
Eights trends binding together the Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda and Paris climate agreement — and pointing toward a future of sustainable cities.
Aromar Revi May 1, 2017
‘There are quite a few initiatives that have promise, but I don’t think we have crossed the threshold of momentum,’ said one analyst.
Gregory Scruggs April 28, 2017
Local authorities are increasingly pressuring car manufacturers by wielding major regulatory and purchasing power.
Gregory Scruggs April 24, 2017
Observatory will seek to recalibrate balance between climate activism and public health.
Gregory Scruggs April 20, 2017
New opportunities for funding are coming from unlikely partners — electric utilities, real estate companies, corporations and commercial banks.
David Hatch April 17, 2017
Former UNFCCC leader is helming a new group and highlighting the climate actions cities will have to take in the next three years.
Gregory Scruggs April 11, 2017
New innovations in green bonds, climate insurance, sustainable and resilience standards and certifications, and more.
Charlotte Boulanger April 10, 2017
The Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative seeks to share proven ideas from the financial world with cities eager to boost their transit options and ramp up construction of energy-efficient buildings.
Gregory Scruggs April 6, 2017
Local-level climate initiatives would be at particular risk.
Gregory Scruggs March 23, 2017
Uncertainty over how the bond market will respond is 'a bit overrated' says Mexico City's environment minister.
Christopher Swope March 16, 2017
How a German city once synonymous with coal and steel became Europe's 'Green Capital'.
Simone d'Antonio February 16, 2017
The Vatican sees local authorities as crucial to solving problems such as the refugee crisis and climate change.
Simone d'Antonio January 27, 2017
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