On April 6th, 2021 Climate Chance will release the 3rd Edition of the Global Synthesis Report on Local Climate Action
At a time when States are renewing their commitments to the UNFCCC, five years after the Paris Agreement, integrating cities and regions into climate strategies is fundamental. The Local Action Report provides a unique overview of the action taken by cities and regions around the world to reduce their emissions.
Its objective is to provide local decision-makers, but also national governments, with the information they need to build their public policies in favor of the climate.
This 3rd Edition will provide an opportunity to take stock of the results and progress in terms of local climate action, eight months before the COP 26 in Glasgow, which will be held in early November 2021.
Several case studies of cities and regions that are particularly advanced in terms of GHG reductions will be analyzed: Mexico City, Manchester, Melbourne, Dakar, San Carlos de Bariloche, Palembang, Slavutych, Turin, Ontario, Bahia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Occitania, Scotland, Bogota, Strasbourg…
In the months leading up to COP26, what progress has been made in terms of local climate action?
The main topics analyzed in this 3rd Edition of Local Action Report 2021
- Through the international cooperation initiatives of cities and regions, local authorities continue to lead the way in reducing emissions.
- On the road to carbon neutrality, regions are taking the necessary steps towards the transition despite the health crisis.
- The integration of local authorities’ climate policies and their consideration in NDCs is progressing, but is still unequal across regions and far from being implemented.
- Local governments driving the growing alignment of climate action with Sustainable Development Goals.
A press conference, exclusively dedicated to the media, was held on April 6 at 11 am CET, in the presence of Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of IPCC-Working Group I, and Ronan Dantec, President of Climate Chance, Senator, Climate Spokesperson of UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments)
Climate Chance Talks
Cross view dialogues on major trends of the Report between high-level panelists during our 2 round tables on April 8.
More informations HERE