Moscow’s new transport policy is focused on providing effective measures to reduce air pollution, making the city a safer, greener place to live, as well as ensuring we are more resilient to the challenges of the climate crisis.
Moscow is innovating in energy efficient construction to try and meet the challenges of the climate crisis and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Building and construction currently account for a third of the world’s energy consumption and cause almost half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore it is urgent all cities, Moscow included, develop a more sustainable approach to construction.
The historic city of Moscow has challenged itself to develop into a convenient, comfortable and healthy city for its residents by creating new, and transforming existing, green areas. These urban green areas are vital to building a green infrastructure as together we recognise the value of access to green, public spaces for all.
The global COVID-19 pandemic quite simply changed everything in 2020. It presented profound challenges for cities, countries, and communities around the world. Challenges that were further compounded by the impacts of the climate crisis - intensifying wildfires, typhoons, drought and other extreme weather events. Throughout all of this, C40 cities responded to the pandemic by prioritising green and just solutions. C40 mayors committed to inclusive climate action in line with the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, while building resilience for the collective future of city residents.