Food security is a common challenge throughout the world, particularly among vulnerable groups and the poor. Yet the great cities of Africa face a serious threat of hunger and malnutrition. Read more from Geoffrey Makhubo, Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities.
It’s clear that we need an economic recovery plan that will create good jobs, fast. It’s also increasingly clear that investment in the green economy will both produce some of the quickest impacts and achieve the most long-lasting benefits.
The Race to Zero campaign was launched on June 5th, 2020 in a joint effort by Nigel Topping, UK COP26 Climate Champion and Gonzalo Muñoz, Chile COP25 Climate Champion to encourage cities, regions, businesses and investors to accelerate their commitments to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero no later than 2050. Thanks to C40’s Deadline 2020 programme, 116 cities have already committed to such global climate leadership, and as part of the Race to Zero, are setting the bar on what ambitious climate action means for cities.