City groups unite over climate change

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City groups unite over climate change

June 22, 2016

Two international organizations of cities — the European Union’s Covenant of Mayors and the United Nations’ Compact of Mayors — announced an alliance Wednesday to tackle climate change.

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Our new alliance unites 600m city dwellers in fight against climate change

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Our new alliance unites 600m city dwellers in fight against climate change

June 22, 2016

Cities are huge carbon emitters but are ideally placed to tackle climate change. Michael Bloomberg on how the Global Covenant can give them the tools to do so.

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The Compact of Mayors, Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities sign MOU

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The Compact of Mayors, Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities sign MOU

June 7, 2016

COMPACT OF MAYORS, ALLIANCE OF PEAKING PIONEER CITIES ANNOUNCE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AT U.S.-CHINA CITIES SUMMIT Agreement signals cooperation, strengthening of global cities effort to combat climate change BEIJING, CHINA, JUNE 7, 2016—Today, the Compact

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The Power Behind the Paris Climate Agreement

The Power Behind the Paris Climate Agreement

May 06, 2016

This week, almost 30 Compact of Mayors cities gathered at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2016 in Washington, DC.

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A New Coalition for Urban Transitions to Help Cities Thrive

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A New Coalition for Urban Transitions to Help Cities Thrive

May 05, 2016

Today, as world leaders gather in Washington, D.C., they should focus on helping cities do even more, and act faster, to reduce emissions. By Mike Bloomberg, Mayor Anne Hidalgo, and Mayor Eduardo Paes

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We’ve been mayors of New York, Paris and Rio. We know climate action starts with cities.

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We’ve been mayors of New York, Paris and Rio. We know climate action starts with cities.

May 05, 2016

If we want to reduce emissions, cities are key. But they need to be empowered if they are to have an impact. By Mike Bloomberg, Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Mayor Eduardo Paes

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The Power Behind the Paris Climate Agreement

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The Power Behind the Paris Climate Agreement

May 05, 2016

Recent analysis suggests that even modest improvements in city powers – or the level of control a city has over various sectors – could yield large benefits to the climate.

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Unlocking Climate Action in Megacities

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Unlocking Climate Action in Megacities

May 05, 2016

Unlocking Climate Action in Megacities: The City Practitioners’ View presents the barriers to climate action and identifies issues for discussion that can contribute to unlocking city governments’ potential to address climate change.

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