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Over the course of two exciting and inspiring days, mayors of the world’s great cities, global business leaders, innovators and the next generation of women leaders gathered together in Mexico City for the 2nd Annual Women4Climate Conference, to highlight the critical role of women in creating a healthier, greener and more economically prosperous urban future.
The CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton established a global blueprint to better understand climate change, its impacts on cities, and the critical role localities play in solving this challenge. Over the course of three days, scientists, policymakers, researchers and development experts worked to assess the current state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, identify key knowledge priorities, and chart a course forward for academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities.
On the last day of the CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton, 10 of the leading urban and scientific global organizations presented a joint statement describing how they will work together to support the implementation of the global research agenda on cities and climate change. Read their joint statement here.
Cities around the world are critical to delivering on the ambition of the Paris Climate Agreement and limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. As the world’s largest and most influential cities, C40 cities have a particularly important role to play, for instance through adopting ambitious Climate Action Plans compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
At today’s 2nd annual Women4Climate conference, mayors, business leaders, citizens, and changemakers from around the world gathered to advance a shared global agenda that spans education, innovation, and economic equality and highlights the critical role of women in acting on climate change. They also honored the 10 young women climate leaders selected to be part of Mexico City’s Women4Climate Mentorship Programme, which matches mayors, committed leaders from the business sector, international organizations and civil society with the unstoppable women leaders of tomorrow.