Update on UN Climate Summit COP21
The world was watching last week as global leaders agreed on a landmark agreement to reduce global greenhouse gasses. The agreement resulted from two full weeks of negotiations at the United Nations Climate Summit, or COP21.
Cities and local governments were highly involved in the summit, participating in advocacy efforts throughout the two weeks highlighting the role that cities play in addressing global climate change.
In addition, with greater concentrations of people living in cities, the effects of climate change are often being felt most acutely by those most vulnerable. Many cities are already thinking about how to implement the agreements made at the summit.
Coverage of the summit has been robust. Read urban coverage from CitiScope
, a statement from ICLEI
and a statement Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro and the Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
More coverage can be found below.