Climate action refers to specific plans and initiatives to address both climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

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Topic Events

Sustainability Summit 2020: Scaling Up Action

“Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is not impossible, but will require unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society,” warned Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), upon the release of the panel’s report in October 2018. The IPCC says global net human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions must be reduced to zero by 2050 to keep global warming below 1.5°C. In the absence of such action, the IPCC predicts that the Earth’s temperature will increase to over double this, to 3.2°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100, with catastrophic consequences.

Mar 26 2020, 12:00pm PDT
Holborn, London, WC2A 2AE, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
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2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development

The 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will be held on September 24-25, 2019 at Columbia University in New York City, USA. The theme of 2019 is “Good Practice: Models, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for the SDGs.” The call for abstracts is open! In order to present at ICSD you must submit an abstract by May 1. Submit an abstract: http://ic-sd.org/2019/03/04/2019-conference-call-for-abstracts/
Sep 24 to 25 2019, 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Topic Resources

Six Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

From Sustainable Development Solutions Network:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations in every country that require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science, and business. While significant progress is being made on some goals, no country is currently on track towards achieving all SDGs

new UCLG report: Towards the Localization of the SDGs

New report from UCLG: "Towards the Localization of the SDGs"

This Report explores the involvement of Local and Regional Governments in the localization of the SDGs. It delivers first-hand information from Local and Regional Governments in 80 different countries, including 24 of the 47 countries reporting in 2019. This Report is the third edition of an annual series, coinciding with the yearly meetings of the HLPF. It also presents an overview of policies and initiatives carried out by Local and Regional Governments to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

Cities can be Climate Champions

This short article from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is based on an interview with David Miller, former mayor of Toronto and now director of international diplomacy for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.  Here's an excerpt:

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Research by C40, a network of 94 global cities committed to addressing climate change, shows about 70 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from urban areas. 

It's predominantly from four sources: