What Are the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)?

The Paris Agreement and NDCs 2015 was a historic year in which 196 Parties came together under the Paris Agreement to transform their development trajectories so that they set the world on a course towards sustainable development, aiming at limiting warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. Through …

COP26 Postponed Due to COVID-19

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners. Dates for a rescheduled …

European Transport Needs to Adapt to Rising Climate Risks

From road and rail networks to ports, airports and inland waterways, critical transport resources are facing unprecedented threats from climate change impacts, notably severe flooding. However, adapting transport systems to rising climate risks has so far received relatively low attention and better planning is required to avoid damage and related …

C40’s 2nd annual Women4Climate conference

C40’s 2nd annual Women4Climate conference will bring together global mayors, business leaders and innovative changemakers who are committed to taking climate action and creating more sustainable and inclusive communities. Themes will include women’s empowerment, air quality, climate resilience, innovation and social inclusion.

Harvard Study: Green Buildings Deliver Nearly $6bn in Health and Climate Benefits

Green certified buildings are delivering billions of dollars in health, climate and energy-saving benefits, according to a major new study from Harvard University. Engineering giant United Technologies Corporation (UTC) commissioned a team of researchers at the university to study how LEED certified buildings had performed over a 16 year period …