Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Summary for Urban Policymakers of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming

The Summary for Urban Policymakers offers an indispensable tool for city officials and decision makers. As global population and economic centers, cities are key to delivering a 1.5°C future. How the world’s cities develop in the years ahead will have a major  impact on global efforts to curb global temperature rise and prepare for the effects of climate change already underway in a warming world.

The report details how all 1.5°C-consistent pathways require action in and by cities, because:

  1. they concentrate opportunities to address many of the causes and impacts of
    climate change on a systemic level;
  2. city leaders can take action faster than other levels of government;
  3. they can more easily innovate scalable solutions than other levels of government.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 by in Climate change, Urban issues.
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