Using existing initiatives, Noel Morrin from Skanska AB, demonstrates how cities can contribute to climate change mitigation.
Alain Flausch from the International Association of Public Transport emphasises the environmental, social and economic benefits of investing in sustainable transport in cities.
Matthew Boms from Communitas introduces the coalition working to generate technical expertise on urban sustainability and support the development of a sustainable development goal on cities.
Dr. Mayarani Praharaj from the College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India, highlights the need for better policy and governance to improve transportation in Indian cities.
Gino Van Begin from ICLEI celebrates action taking place at the local level and describes new initiatives linking local governments with the climate negotiations.
Climate Alliance’s Pirita Lindholm discusses the role of cities and local authorities in achieving climate and energy goals in Europe.
Heather Allen from the Transport Research Laboratory emphasises the connections between transport, cities and climate change, and provides some highlights from the COP 19 Transport Day.
Magdalena A. K. Muir from Aarhus University draws attention to the various initiatives through which cities can mitigate and respond to climate change.
Georgia Foddis from the Youth Press Agency, Italy, shares her thoughts and feelings about the extreme weather event that has devastated her native Sardinia during the second week of COP 19.