By Hamdi Issawi EDMONTON—As tensions mount between Canada and the U.S. on the trade front, municipal leaders have pledged to work more closely together to fight a common enemy: climate change. On Monday, the United States Conference of Mayors endorsed the so-called Edmonton Declaration, a locally created document that asks municipalities to take a stand on … read more
The next few years will be critical to determine how effectively we will rise to the challenge of protecting our cities, and therefore our planet. But this work can’t be undertaken blindly –we must ensure that our climate mitigation and adaptation strategies are based on sound scientific data and are tackled in an integrated manner with public and private partners.
By Maroš Šefčovič Public-private partnerships are vital to achieving the leap forward, deploying new clean technologies at scale and fast, writes Maroš Šefčovič. Maroš Šefčovič is the European Commission Vice President in charge of the Energy Union and co-chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. These days, Sweden and Denmark probably see the … read more
Innovate4cities – a Global Climate Action Accelerator – will accelerate climate innovation and reinforce the importance of cities’ needs in national research agendas.
Sign the Edmonton Declaration – a bold call-to-action for cities of all sizes to seriously consider the role of scientific research and data in building ambitious climate action plans. The Declaration, first presented in March in Edmonton, Canada, and further developed throughout the year, brings together policymakers, scientists, businesses and city networks to create a critical new dialogue between these vital groups of climate change stakeholders.
Investors, insurers and banks are already taking concrete steps to reduce their exposure to the opportunities of the past and investing in the opportunities of the future By Christiana Figueres There are three key facts about climate change that will impact the future of sustainability. The first, is that climate change is already with us, … read more