The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda, and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction are seeking to construct a new development trajectory. These global commitments both require – and will be supported by addressing climate change in cities. In this Plenary, we exchange knowledge, lessons, and experiences on the impacts of climate change on cities and how cities (their local governments, businesses, and citizens) are adapting and responding to climate change. The Theme 1 Plenary seeks to map the mitigation and adaptation knowledge needs and the gaps being experienced by cities in the context of realizing global commitments. Through interactive dialogue, the Plenary addresses the costs and benefits of climate action and inaction; the underpinning of ethics, equity, and climate justice in the context of climate change, the role of city residents as agents of change, and the imperatives for actions that achieve low carbon, climate-resilient urban pathways, and sustainable development.
March 6, 2018
PARTNER PRESS CONFERENCE: Consumption-Based Emissions Research Product in Room 4, Meeting Level
08:30 - 09:00
New research by C40 Cities, the University of Leeds, University of New South Wales, and Arup examines the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with goods and services consumed by residents of cities such as food, clothing, electronic equipment, airplane travel, delivery trucks and construction industries. The findings reveal a detailed picture of the supply chains and sphere of impact that mayors, businesses and citizens can potentially influence with their climate action.
C40 Cities Executive Director, Mark Watts, and his team, will present the findings of the innovative new analysis, and the implications for mayors and city authorities around the world.
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