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
The initiative unveiled a broad vision to break down barriers to local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals — and an expectation of real results.
Carey L. Biron July 18, 2017
Since Ahmedabad developed a pioneering Heat Action Plan in 2013, another 17 cities have followed. The efforts are starting to make an impact.
Patralekha Chatterjee July 13, 2017
Electricity only reaches a fraction of the population in many major African cities. A new report suggests changes that will be needed as cities and energy demands grow.
David Hatch July 12, 2017
The Gold Standard unveils a new certification for sustainable urban development.
Carey L. Biron July 11, 2017
This week, a six-month initiative brings together 30 global experts to look into how to create an “urban science-policy interface” for global sustainability.
Earning the award also means the Tanzanian capital will host a summit for world transportation experts next year.
Gregory Scruggs June 30, 2017
A mayors’ network comprising nearly half of the U.S. population expressed support for going completely renewable.
Carey L. Biron and Gregory Scruggs June 29, 2017
More than 300 municipalities worldwide are already aiming to eliminate their use of fossil fuels. A new toolkit shows how others can, too.
David Hatch June 28, 2017
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
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