In 2015 at the COP21 Forum in Paris, cities around the world came together to make bold agreements on climate change mitigation strategies. Since then, there has been a growing urgency to study climate change strategies at the city-level, resulting in the inaugural CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference held in Edmonton, Canada.
The Research and Action Agenda, co-developed with CitiesIPCC conference participants, the primary output of the CitiesIPCC conference has been finalized, and is now available.
The CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference aims to define a set of key research themes and questions that can be addressed in advance of the Special Report on Cities and Climate change for the IPCC’s Seventh Assessment Report (AR7). Learn more about the specific outputs of the conference.
Tackling the challenges of adaptation and mitigation in cities is essential in addressing human-induced climate change. Learn more about the political campaign that led to the formation of the inaugural CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference.
Cities account for over 70% of global fossil fuel CO2 and are vulnerable hotspots of climate change impact. The scale of ongoing urban expansion provides a unique opportunity for cities to ‘bend the curve’ to avoid dangerous climate change. Cities could play an important role in safeguarding our collective human future.
On March 7, 2017, On the last day the CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton, 10 of the leading urban and scientific global organizations presented “The Science We Need for the Cities We Want: Working together to implement the global research and action agenda on cities and climate change” a joint statement describing how they will work together to support the implementation of the global research and action agenda on cities and climate change. Relevant organizations interested in lending their support of this Joint Statement and the implementation of the global research and action agenda on cities and climate change are invited to contact us.