C40 Launches New Report Showcasing Obstacles and Solutions to Climate Action in Cities

For the first time, representatives from more than 80 of the world’s largest cities have revealed the barriers that are limiting their ambitions to tackle climate change, in a new analysis released today by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). Unlocking Climate Action in Megacities also presents a corresponding set of innovative and replicable solutions to overcome these challenges.

Groundbreaking C40 Research Proves Cities are Critical

With nearly all the world’s countries signing the Paris Agreement to fight climate change last month, there was also a growing recognition of the role cities are playing in this effort. Suffice it to say, 2015 was a big year for cities and climate change. Relatedly, it was also a big year for the C40 Research team, which released several critical reports quantifying exactly where cities fit in the global climate equation, both today and in the future.

Call for Expression of Interest: A Shared Approach to Measuring the Size and Nature of the Environmental Goods and Services Sector in C40 Cities

C40 has a reputation for delivering cutting-edge research that supports its network of cities to take climate action. One of our well-developed networks, the Green Growth Network, is working to share best practices and lessons learned on the drivers of the green economy and economic growth in cities, which could help make the case for climate action.

Research shows that climate action can have a positive impact on the economic and social wellbeing of cities

Following the historic climate deal agreed upon at COP21 in Paris, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) has today launched new research highlighting the wide range of economic and social benefits arising from city climate action. With cities setting the pace and scope of climate action until the COP21 agreement comes into force in 2020, the research is intended to help mayors and city leaders win the political argument for taking urgent and ambitious climate action