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How Communities Can Inventory GHG Emissions and Removals by Forests and Trees
Building on the updated Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), this webinar — organized by World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities, and ICLEI — presents a new, globally standardized, and flexible methodology that allows cities and communities to estimate CO2 emissions and removals by forests and trees. 

How Communities and Cities Can Inventory GHG Emissions and Removals from Forests and Trees

Jul 28, 2022 at 09:00 - 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and climate action plans are essential to make and measure progress toward climate goals. The actions taken by cities and local communities will be key to meeting the ambitious climate targets set by national governments and international agreements. However, many cities and communities’ GHG inventories do not include CO2 emissions and removals (sequestration) by forests and trees, despite international enthusiasm for nature-based climate solutions. This is partially due to a lack of guidance and complexity around incorporating them. As cities and communities ramp up forest- and tree-based climate change mitigation actions, they will need to measure how their forests and trees have already contributed to their carbon balance sheet.

Building on the updated Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), this webinar — organized by World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities, and ICLEI — presents a new, globally standardized, and flexible methodology that allows cities and communities to estimate CO2 emissions and removals by forests and trees. Speakers will outline the methods covered in the new guidance, Supplemental Guidance for Forests and Trees, as well as showcase how cities and communities report their results and how to include them in their emissions reduction targets. They will also discuss how cities and communities have already inventoried GHG emissions and removals by forests and trees for more holistic climate action planning by outlining how some communities have used these methods. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring diverse perspectives and experiences from cities that have user-tested the guidance, city climate action planners, and institutional partners, concluding with a live audience Q&A session.

Speakers:

  • John-Rob Pool, Implementation Manager, Cities4Forests, WRI (Moderator)
  • Pankaj Bhatia, Acting Director, Climate, WRI and Global Director, GHG Protocol
  • David Gibbs, GIS Research Associate, Global Forest Watch, WRI
  • Nancy Harris, Research Director, Land & Carbon Lab, Forests Program, WRI 

Additional speakers to be announced

Register here: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LcbeSzS2THSVCaMnet9KqQ

How Communities and Cities Can Inventory GHG Emissions and Removals from Forests and Trees

How Communities and Cities Can Inventory GHG Emissions and Removals from Forests and Trees

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Despite international enthusiasm for nature-based climate solutions, many local greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories have not included forests and trees due to lack of guidance and complexity around incorporating them. Yet actions taken by local communities will be key to meeting the ambitious climate action targets set by communities, national governments and international agreements. As communities ramp up forest- and tree-based mitigation, they will need to measure how their forests and trees have already contributed to their carbon balance sheet.

This webinar, organized by World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities, and ICLEI presents a new globally standardized, flexible methodology to estimate GHG greenhouse gas emissions and carbon removals (sequestration) by forests and trees for cities and communities worldwide, building on the updated Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC). Speakers will outline the methods covered in the new guidance: “Supplemental Guidance for Forests and Trees”. They will also showcase how cities and communities report their results and how to include them in their emissions reduction targets. They will also discuss how communities have already inventoried GHG emissions and removals by forests and trees for more holistic climate action planning by outlining how some communities have already used these methods. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring diverse perspectives and experiences from cities that have user tested the guidance, city climate action planners, and institutional partners, and a live audience Q&A session.

Speakers:

  • John-Rob Pool, Implementation Manager, Cities4Forests, WRI (Moderator)
  • Pankaj Bhatia, Acting Director, Climate, WRI and Global Director, GHG Protocol
  • David Gibbs, GIS Research Associate, Global Forest Watch, WRI
  • Nancy Harris, Research Director, Land & Carbon Lab, Forests Program, WRI 

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Reimagining Urban Experiences and Spaces Post-pandemic (C40 Cities Webinars)
Hear from international experts, cities and winners of the Reinventing Cities competition on how cities are showing local resiliency and reimagining urban experiences and spaces post-pandemic.

Reimagining Urban Experiences and Spaces Post-pandemic

Webinars by C40 Cities held on 16 February 2022

Globally the Covid-19 pandemic has caused dramatic behavioural changes in the way we live, work and play in our cities. The new reality of offices, retail spaces and business districts becoming underutilised offers an opportunity to repurpose existing buildings via new placemaking approaches.

The shift to remote work has also created an appetite for green and thriving neighbourhoods - mixed-use community spaces where residents can find essential amenities in a short walk or bike ride from home.

Watch the event recording here: https://c40.zoom.us/rec/share/zznk1MGfL3Q0LN4M66UXREA9mBfljAZVmQnSx2b4Z-7eucQp8_9TuQXzjKPi1bll.pdqnb-V1azqjG0Qx?startTime=1645030781000 (Passcode: AC+yw8D+)

Speakers and program for Webinar A

Overview of COVID-19 impacts on high streets, retail and business centres.

  • Dr Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities

How to develop new functions in city centres and revitalise high streets?

  • Mark Cochrane-Holley, Manager City Economy and Business Concierge, City of Melbourne

How to repurpose vacant offices and foster adaptable buildings of the future?

  • Hélène Chartier, C40 Head of Zero Carbon Development
  • Marion Waller, Advisor to the Mayor of Paris in charge of Architecture 

What is a complete neighbourhood approach & why is it important in post-Covid recovery?

  • Yann Follain, Managing Director & Head of Design at WY-TO
  • Arianna Piva, Design Director at Metrogramma
  • Andrea Caputo, Founder of AndreaCaputo.com
  • Michele Montevecchi, Development Manager at NHOOD 

Speakers and program for Webinar B

Overview of COVID-19 impacts on high streets, retail and business centres.

  • Dr Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities

How to develop new functions in city centres and revitalise high streets?

  • James Parkinson, Senior Programme Manager, Regeneration at Greater London Authority
  • Jenny Sansom, Programme Manager at Power to Change

How to repurpose vacant offices and foster adaptable buildings of the future?

  • Marion Waller, Advisor to the Mayor of Paris in charge of Architecture 

What is a complete neighbourhood approach & why is it important in post-Covid recovery?

  • Hélène Chartier, C40 Head of Zero Carbon Development
  • Tommaso Franzolini, Principal, AFK Studios
Integrating Climate Adaptation: a Toolkit for Urban Planners and Adaptation Practitioners
The toolkit on Integrating Climate Adaptation is aimed at both urban planning and climate adaptation specialists working for cities

Integrating Climate Adaptation: a Toolkit for Urban Planners and Adaptation Practitioners

Published on October 5, 2020, by C40 Cities

. This toolkit was developed with the goal of facilitating the inclusion of climate change adaptation principles into the practice of urban planning. It is meant as a guidance document for cities to set themselves up for success in the emerging field of climate change adaptation through urban planning measures. The effort required to improve urban planning and climate adaptation integration is within arm’s reach and the benefits of doing so are far-reaching. Sustainable urban planning policies, once in place, can mitigate climate risks for decades to come.

The document contains: 

  • An assessment of how climate change affects cities.

  • An overview of how urban planning policies can be used to adapt to climate change.

  • A suite of nine project case studies where climate adaptation was combined with urban planning in C40 member cities.

  • Tools and resources for a workshop where city planning and adaptation staff can come together and start integrating climate change adaptation into urban planning policies.

Read the full document in:

Retrieved from https://www.thegpsc.org/knowledge-products/climate-change/integrating-climate-adaptation-toolkit-urban-planners-and

The Race to Zero Coalition: From COVID-19 to COP26
C40 Cities presents The Race to Zero Coalition: From COVID-19 to COP26, a high-level virtual event hosted in partnership with the UNFCCC and the High-Level Climate Champions for Global Climate Action on the opening day of the Race to Zero Dialogues.

This virtual event was held on November 9th from 16:00-17:30 GMT and featured exciting keynote addresses and panels featuring mayors from around the world, climate experts, business leaders, activists and scientists. The event was made up of two panels that showcased how delivering a Global Green New Deal is integral to achieving climate, social and economic justice around the world.

Please note: this event was held in English.

EVENT AGENDA

  • Master of Ceremony: Connie Hedegaard, Chair of the KR Foundation, former European Commissioner for Climate Action, and Minister for the Environment and Minister for Climate and Energy for Denmark​
  • OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Eric Garcetti, C40 Chair, Mayor of Los Angeles
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

PANEL 1 – Co-Convened with the International Trade Union Confederation: A Habitable Earth: Why our collective future rests on a green & just recovery from COVID-19

  • Moderator: David Miller, Director of International Diplomacy, C40
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Juvencio Maeztu, CFO, and Deputy CEO, Ingka Group (IKEA)
  • Hilda Nakabuye, Founder, Fridays for Future, Uganda
  • Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, Chair of the C40 Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael R. Bloomberg, C40 Board President, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, 108th Mayor of New York City

PANEL 2 – "IN-CONVERSATION", Co-Convened with America's Pledge and Climate Mayors: The US Presidential Election and the Future of the Paris Agreement

  • Moderator: Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Administrator, President of NRDC
  • Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
  • YOUNG ARTIST CONTRIBUTION (POETRY): Rakaya Fetuga, Poet & Youth Advocate
  • CLOSING REMARKS: Nigel Topping, COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion

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About the Race to Zero and the Race to Zero Dialogues

Race to Zero is a global campaign from the UNFCCC to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. It mobilizes a coalition of actors, representing 452 cities, 22 regions, 1,101 businesses, 45 investors, and 549 universities.

Collectively, the group represents nearly 25% of global CO2 emissions and over 50% of global GDP. The objective of Race to Zero is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement.

The Race to Zero Dialogues is a series of virtual dialogues that will cover climate-related topics, aiming to keep the momentum going on climate change work despite the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The Race to Zero Coalition: From COVID-19 to COP26
The Race to Zero Coalition: From COVID-19 to COP26 will feature a series of keynote addresses and high-level panels.
 

WHEN
November 9th, 2020 from 16:00-17:30 GMT


REGISTRATION
Click here to register for the event.

FORMAT
The Race to Zero Coalition: From COVID-19 to COP26 will feature a series of keynote addresses and high-level panels.

EVENT INFORMATION

C40 Cities presents The Race to Zero Coalition: From COVID-19 to COP26, a high-level virtual event hosted in partnership with the UNFCCC and the High-Level Climate Champions for Global Climate Action on the opening day of the Race to Zero Dialogues

Join us on November 9th from 16:00-17:30 GMT for a series of exciting keynote addresses and panels featuring mayors from around the world, climate experts, business leaders, activists and scientists. The event will be made up of two panels that showcase how delivering a Global Green New Deal is integral to achieving climate, social and economic justice around the world. 

Our first panel will be co-convened with the International Trade Union Confederation and will feature inspirational speakers who are working to achieve a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Our second panel, co-convened with America's Pledge and Climate Mayors, will address the result of the U.S. presidential election and its impact on the future of the Paris Agreement and climate action around the world. 

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE (in alphabetical order):

    • Michael R. BloombergC40 Board President, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, 108th Mayor of New York City
    • Sharan BurrowGeneral Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
    • Rakaya FetugaPoet & Youth Advocate
    • Eric GarcettiC40 Chair and Mayor of Los Angeles
    • Connie Hedegaard (Master of Ceremony), Chair of the KR Foundation, former European Commissioner for Climate Action, and Minister for the Environment and Minister for Climate and Energy for Denmark
    • Juvencio MaeztuCFO, and Deputy CEO, Ingka Group (IKEA)
    • Gina McCarthyFormer EPA Administrator, President of NRDC
    • David MillerDirector of International Diplomacy, C40
    • Hilda NakabuyeFounder, Fridays for Future, Uganda
    • Dr. Maria NeiraDirector, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization
    • Giuseppe SalaMayor of Milan, Chair of the C40 Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force
    • Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
    • Leah StokesAssistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Nigel ToppingCOP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion
    • Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
       

    Register now for event updates, and reminders before the event. Please note: this event will be held in English.
     

    About the Race to Zero and the Race to Zero Dialogues

    Race to Zero is a global campaign from the UNFCCC to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. It mobilizes a coalition of actors, representing 452 cities, 22 regions, 1,101 businesses, 45 investors, and 549 universities. Collectively, the group represents nearly 25% of global CO2 emissions and over 50% of global GDP. The objective of Race to Zero is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. Learn more here

    The Race to Zero Dialogues are a series of virtual dialogues that will cover climate-related topics, aiming to keep the momentum going on climate change work despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.

    C40 Mayors’ Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery
    17 July 2020 - This report sets out the Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force mayors’ collective vision for a green and just recovery, and the shared principles and ambitious actions for achieving it. Watch the two minute clip below for a quick introduction.
    17 July 2020 - As the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, mayors’ immediate priority is to face this unprecedented crisis and protect lives. At the same time, the city leaders who together established the Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force are leading in taking the first steps towards recovery. They have committed to providing the swiftest and strongest possible rebound for their citizens and reaffirmed commitment to the principles of the Global Green New Deal — to protect our environment, strengthen economies and build a more equitable future – and reach out to other cities, youth, unions, business and civil society to join in this effort.

    Not only will a green and just recovery better address the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will also tackle the immediate and longer-term challenges of climate breakdown. By choosing a green and just recovery, all mayors can secure a just transition to an inclusive economy for all workers and remedy long-running environmental and social injustices for those disproportionately affected by the climate crisis — those living in the Global South more generally, and the poorest and most marginalised communities everywhere. By taking a sustainable path at this critical juncture, by respecting science, fostering unity and embracing a spirit of innovation and purpose, cities will secure the best recovery they can and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Amid the devastation of this global pandemic, mayoral leadership has never been more important.

    This report sets out the Task Force mayors’ collective vision for a green and just recovery, and the shared principles and ambitious actions for achieving it. 

    City leadership and action for a green and just recovery

    The pandemic has highlighted the inextricable link between health, the environment and the economy. To regenerate sustainably, and to provide decent, green jobs for all, cities need to invest in a thriving, sustainable economy — one that values and supports essential workers, one that provides accessible career paths from the high-carbon sectors of yesterday to the low carbon industries of today and tomorrow.

    The report identifies the key city actions needed to achieve the vision for a green and just recovery, together with examples from around the world, showing how the ‘new normal’ is already materialising in cities — providing evidence that it is possible to ‘build back better’, as United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged. Actions and city examples are set out in three categories:

    • Jobs and an inclusive economy: Create new, good, green jobs fast, support essential workers and massively expand training to facilitate a just transition.
    • Resilience and equity: Provide fundamental public services for all, underpinning a fair society and strong economy, resilient to future shocks.
    • Health and wellbeing: Give space back to people and nature, rethink and reclaim our streets, clean our air and create liveable, local communities.

    Actions needed from national governments and international institutions

    Lastly, the Task Force mayors call on national and regional governments, central banks and international financial institutions to support cities in this effort. They must commit to ensuring that all economic recovery funds and stimulus packages support a fair and sustainable transition. By investing in the future, not the past, we will contribute to more equitable, thriving and sustainable societies. Task Force mayors commit to collaborating with others to design and deliver a green and just urban recovery that can power national and global efforts, and urge that the central role of cities be recognised.

    Their call to action is:

    1. The only stimulus should be green stimulus.
    2. Commit to an equitable and inclusive recovery.
    3. Protect and champion mass transit.
    4. Prioritise and invest in clean energy.
    5. Invest in resilient cities as the engines of the recovery.
    6. End all public investments in fossil fuels.

    Find more information and download the full report here

    C40 Mayors Agenda for Green & Just Recovery
    17 July 2020 - C40 mayors, supported by climate experts, business leaders, youth climate activists and trade unions, have launched the Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The report outlines bold and ambitious steps for delivering an equitable and sustainable future for all as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more at c40.org/recoveryagenda

    17 July 2020 - C40 mayors, supported by climate experts, business leaders, youth climate activists and trade unions, have launched the Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The report outlines bold and ambitious steps for delivering an equitable and sustainable future for all as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

    Learn more at c40.org/recoveryagenda

    What is a ‘15-minute city’?
    17 July 2020 - We can make city life more accessible, sustainable & enjoyable by creating “15-minute cities.” Ensuring that residents can meet all their needs within a short walk or bike ride will accelerate a green & just recovery.