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.

An interview with the Green Bank Network’s Douglass Sims.
Carey L. Biron June 27, 2017
After decades of trying concrete solutions, authorities are planting bamboo and mangroves and using other soft-path methods to make its waterways less of a menace.
Keith Schneider June 22, 2017
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017
Following the high-level Ocean Conference, checking in with Caribbean urban planner Asad Mohammed.
Gregory Scruggs June 15, 2017
That means leaders need to prepare — especially regarding how the developing world deals with the triple challenge of rapid urbanization, social justice and environmental sustainability.
The Paris mayor and C40 chair has become one of the most visible figures on combating global warming.
Gregory Scruggs June 8, 2017
Some are ready to stick with the spirit of the Paris Agreement regardless of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from it.
Gregory Scruggs June 2, 2017
Local leaders won’t sit idle as U.S. climate leadership wanes.
Angie Fyfe and Yunus Arikan June 1, 2017
In a new book, the people behind a well-known Indian consultancy and think tank discuss what they've learned working in cities.
Patralekha Chatterjee May 29, 2017
Among other things, these frameworks offer a tool to empower cities to implement global agreements.
Alyssa Fischer May 23, 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
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