The Summary for Urban Policymakers of the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report
This publication by the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) initiative synthesizes the latest findings from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Reports in partnership with cities and businesses across the globe.
The SUP series is supported by a partnership of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy alliance for city climate leadership, the Resilience First business network, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Resilience Rising.
The publication comprises a series of three summary reports: What the Latest Physical Science of Climate Change Means for Cities and Urban Areas (distilled from the IPCC Working Group I report), What the Latest Science on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability means for Cities and Urban Areas (distilled from the IPCC Working Group II report), and What the Latest Science on Climate Change Mitigation Means For Cities and Urban Areas (distilled from the IPCC Working Group III report).
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.