Cities Leading the Way
Seven Climate Action Plans to Deliver on the Paris Agreement
These seven case studies showcase strategic urban planning processes that can deliver strong climate action plans compliant with the Paris Agreement.
Cities can help nations achieve their Paris Agreement commitment by supporting actions to increase the supply of renewable energy, improve building energy efficiency, expand access to affordable, low-carbon transport, and change consumption patterns. This report examines seven cities with climate action plans that will enable the city to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and become more resilient to climate change hazards. The case studies shed light on planning processes and strategies to deliver ambitious climate action plans. This report was produced by C40 Cities.
State of Finance for Nature in Cities 2023
In this publication, UNEP and the Penn Institute for Urban Research outline gaps and opportunities for financing Nature-based Solutions in cities, best practices from around the world, and actions that can be taken to scale up investments in nature.
5 Priorities for Urban Climate Action in 2023 and Beyond
Changing our approach to cities must be at the center of efforts to thwart climate change. As we move further into this decisive decade, here are five critical areas of action for cities.
Plastic Pollution & Cities: Building Momentum Towards a Global Plastics Treaty
At this circular economy-themed webinar, we heard from experts, city representatives and waste pickers about the causes & consequences of plastic pollution in cities, and what cities can do to initiate a just transition to a plastic-free economy.
Cable Cars: A Low-Carbon Transit Solution for Growing Cities
Medellín’s experience adapting cable cars to an urban context provides an inspiring and practical solution for congestion, air quality and a host of other challenges faced by cities in the Global South.