The first 20 years of this century have seen a “staggering” rise in climate disasters, UN researchers said on Monday, while also maintaining that “almost all nations” have failed to prevent a “wave of death and illness” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme of TEDxDaringCities is cities that are going climate neutral – the how, the why now, and the how do we get more cities onboard. We’ll hear from cities worldwide that are working feverishly towards this goal, and the international partners who are helping them to achieve these goals.
The global online series titled Building Back Better: Green, Healthy and Inclusive Cities is hosted by GPSC and presented in partnership with a wide range of the platform’s partners to support cities integrating initiatives into their pandemic recovery efforts. The series brings together the perspectives of cities, multilateral development banks, UN agencies, knowledge partners, private sector and think tanks.
ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn welcome you to Daring Cities 2020, a virtual, global forum on climate change for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event will discuss the implications of the climate crisis on water utilities in cities around the world and how, drawing on the experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, utilities can strengthen their preparedness and adapt to the climate crisis using a WOPs approach. The event will also provide technical resources and offer opportunities for engaging with the GWOPA network, city and utility leaders and development partners, especially in the upcoming WOPs program supported by the European Commission.
Around the planet, people are facing stronger and more frequent storms, sea level rise and other climate change impacts. With nearly 2.4 billion people – about 40% of the world’s population – living within 100 kilometers (60 miles) of a coastline, both national and local governments must adapt to a changing climate to protect lives and economies.
Here are four issues at the center of the COVID crisis for which recovery strategies can address inequality, the economic crisis and climate change all at once. While these issues by no means reflect all of the ways in which responses to climate change and inequality intersect, they are central to the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has laid bare.
The Forum of Mayors will bring together city leaders from Europe, North America, Central Asia and the Caucasus to address the key challenges of our time. The 2020 Forum will focus on “City action for a resilient future: Strengthening local government preparedness and response to emergencies and the impact of disasters and climate change”.
14 September 2020 - This high-level event seeks to explore the critical role of CCUS and CDR in a net-zero emissions framework and the value of a balanced carbon management approach to 2030; an important milestone through which any entity with a net-zero pledge must measure their progress towards the ultimate 2050 goal.
14 September 2020 - Join us for a webinar to learn more about the Science Based Targets initiative’s work to enable companies to set net-zero targets in line with a 1.5°C future, including a new paper laying out the foundations for credible, science-based net-zero targets for the private sector.
14 September 2020 - Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a candid and far-reaching panel discussion on green recovery from COVID-19, which will explore various governments’ approaches to creating jobs and cutting emissions through such elements as clean energy transition funds, carbon taxes and green infrastructure.
14 September 2020 - The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA will host a discussion on understanding the impacts of climate change and air pollution on our health as well as how the energy transition can help to protect and improve human health moving forward.
14 September 2020 - Columbia University, New York University, and the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), in collaboration with FAO’s statistical experts, have launched a program to improve data on food system emissions, develop better policy responses and educate the public on the food-climate connection.
9 September 2020 - Earth Map and the Hand in Hand geospatial data platform bring the Google Earth Engine power and the large FAO data catalogue to everyone’s computer, enabling any user to undertake complex analysis of earth observation, environmental and climate data in a very simple manner and without the need of coding.
31 August 2020 - The cities of Boise, Dallas, Detroit, and Tucson are among those committing to help combat extreme heat and wildfires, as well as other adverse effects of climate change, by protecting and planting more trees.
31 August 2020 - This webinar on Wednesday, August 5 at 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST / 8pm ICT focused on a policy brief commissioned by FELICITY-GIZ, and developed in collaboration with the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, that focuses specifically on enhancing the role that National Development Banks (NDBs) play in supporting the acceleration of climate-smart urban infrastructure investment.
31 August 2020 - The use of district energy remains low across European countries, especially in the North-West area. However, cities in collaboration with citizens, policymakers, and companies can meet the challenge and overcome the policy and organizational barriers to the rollout of this innovative technology.
21 August 2020 - On August 4, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, along with 30 global partners, announced the formation of the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA). Bringing together global cities’ leaders, experts in public health, finance, humanitarian assistance, disaster management, climate science and risk, insurance, and public infrastructure, this Alliance rallies critical capabilities and networks to tackle the growing threat of extreme urban heat for vulnerable people worldwide.