10 September 2019

New report for cities, by cities translates IPCC 1.5 degrees report into action points

The goal, as outlined in the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees released in October 2018, is clear - global warming needs to be limited to 1.5 degrees and this requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.

In an attempt to translate the report’s key scientific findings and policy observations for officials and policymakers of the world’s cities and urban areas, a collection of academics, cities, city networks and civil society organisations from across the world joined forces and produced a summary for urban policymakers report.

Building on this report and in an attempt to illustrate specific actionable steps local governments can follow to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, city representatives, academics, city networks and civil society organisations joined forces again to break the IPCC report into actionable steps cities can follow.

The report, which is endorsed by ICLEI, outlines key steps cities should follow in terms of climate mitigation and adaptation, emissions reductions, governance, and climate finance and investment.

For more information and to read the report, click here.