cities

Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 / COP 21 - Wrap-up Edition
Tags: local action, cities, finance, Lima Paris Action Agenda
Recipe for successful local action against climate change Joost Venken, the Deputy Mayor of Hasselt, Belgium stresses the importance of cities in the fight against climate change and calls on national ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 3 - Forests, Food and Agriculture
Tags: Cities, Rio de Janeiro, COP21, sustainable agriculture, Sustainable Development Goals
Concrete actions for effective transformation Christino Áureo da Silva, State Government of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil discusses the Rio Rural approach which reconciles income generation and environmental ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: sustainable cities, local authorities, gender equity, UNFCCC, COP20, resilience, urban planning
The future of cities: Low-carbon, resilient, gender-smart and equitable Kate Cahoon and Gotelind Alber from GenderCC discuss the need for gender-responsive urban planning and development, and the critical ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: municipal management, sustainable cities, Pakistan, finance, local authorities
Improving municipal finance for climate smart cities’ governance Arshed Rafiq from Sustainable Business Solutions pvt ltd explores the need for improving resources and capacities for local and regional ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: sustainable cities, resilience, UNFCCC, finance, local authorities
Cities and climate change: Transforming constraints into opportunities Stéphane Pouffary and Heather Rogers from ENERGIES 2050 explore the role of cities as critical players in providing solutions for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: cities, mayors, local authorities, climate change mitigation, resilience, community development, innovation, UNFCCC, United States
... Greg Nickels, established the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in 2005. The pledge recruited cities to meet the terms of the Kyoto Protocol, despite the fact that US federal government ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: sustainable transport, cities, COP20, UNFCCC, climate change mitigation, technology, sustainable development
... available National Communications typically reporting on the status in 2007-2010. At the same time, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) focus on post-2020 actions. As a consequence, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: women, transportation, sustainable cities, gender equality, climate change mitigation, mobility
... UN Climate Summit, over 200 cities signed the Compact of Mayors, volunteering to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 13 gigatons by 2050. This week, during COP20, city representatives gathered in Lima to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: cities, mayors, local authorities, collaboration, partnership, UNFCCC, COP20, resilience
... of Mayors initiative, officially launched by the European Commission in 2008, has today exceeded all the initial expectations and has expanded far beyond the EU borders. This initiative includes today ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: cities, local authorities, sustainable development, United Nations, poverty eradication, slums, resilience
Sustainable Development Goals bring renewed focus to cities and human settlements Matt Boms from the Communitas Coalition examines the critical role of cities and local authorities in the Sustainable ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: climate resilience, India, local authorities, natural disasters, infrastructure, community development, sea level rise, cities
Drawing lessons for planning climate resilient coastal cities Divya Sharma and Rozita Singh from the Centre for Research on Sustainable Urban Development and Transport Systems explore the impacts of ... [ +++ ]