The United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Ambition Summit showcased “first movers and doers” responding to the call for accelerated climate action. Taking place at the UN headquarters in New York on 20 September 2023, the Summit championed leadership, solutions and ambitious actions that are driving the transition to a low-carbon, equitable and climate-resilient global economy. All […]
Medellín, Colombia, joins forces with Race to Resilience partners to combat climate change risks through innovative insurance solutions. Discover how parametric insurance is revolutionizing disaster risk management in the face of climate change.
The major annual event hosted by the Climate Group and New York City, in conjunction with the UN General Assembly (UNGA) opens this Sunday 17 September, with some 400 sessions taking place across the city.
Led by Race to Resilience partner, ICIS, the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project is a coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise on Manhattan’s East Side.
Global Stocktake report underscores the need for greater urgency and stronger climate action across all levels of government, the economy, and society
There is still an urgent need to implement and scale up “a rigorous ‘all of economy, all of society approach’” this decade, according to the first-of-its-kind global stocktake technical report released today.
With temperatures rising in Asia at twice the rate of the global average and as cities prepare for another intense heat season, North Dhaka has appointed its first ever Chief Heat Officer.
The scorching heat currently engulfing Rome serves as a stark backdrop to our discussions here at the second UN Food Systems Summit. Held within these ancient city walls, this conference is a timely reminder that our actions today will shape the future of our planet and generations yet to come. The science is clear – we need to transform our food system, urgently, to deliver for people and the planet.
Portsmouth’s dual-fronted battle against time and tide reveals a city galvanized, innovating and adapting to safeguard its future. Here we explore Portsmouth’s bold moves, providing a blueprint for coastal cities worldwide grappling with similar threats.
From Mannheim to Montreal: How cities and regions across the globe are leading the charge in climate action
Regions, states, and cities are stepping up and responding to the climate crisis by championing ambitious emission reductions and carbon taxes, while promoting sustainable practices across multiple sectors.
Youth involvement, Indigenous perspectives, and enhanced local financial commitments to nature-based solutions were among the key priorities identified at this year’s Bonn Climate Change Conference.
May witnessed positive momentum in the Built Environment sector. Advancements in embodied carbon methodologies, policy developments, and notable events drove progress in its Race to Zero.
Urban sustainability expert, Karim Elgendy, emphasizes cities’ untapped potential in reshaping climate governance, calling for inclusive governance involving civil society, the private sector, and sub-national governments to empower them.
Explore the impactful outcomes of ‘The Road to COP28’ event held in Dubai on 29 May, inspiring collective action for climate change in the UAE.
Race to Resilience partner, Resurgence, today announced the launch of Africa’s most ambitious and inclusive urban early warning initiative, spanning cities in the East and Greater Horn of Africa.
From bustling urban landscapes of the U.S., to vibrant communities in Mexico, Brazil, Germany, and beyond, discover the ambitious initiatives undertaken by cities in the Race to Zero campaign under Cities Race to Zero.
The G7 Summit in Hiroshima, 19-21 May, represents a pivotal moment for global cooperation and a commitment to building a resilient, equitable, and sustainable world for future generations.
The built environment sector is responsible for almost 40 per cent of global energy-related carbon emissions and 50 per cent of all extracted materials. Because of this, the sector is critical for climate action.
Exponential Roadmap Initiative: And now for the good news from the IPCC report, the 1.5C target is still viable
The IPCC has made it clear: We have the science base and the solutions we need to seize this brief window of opportunity to give our own and future generations a stable planet.
Here’s how sustainable cooling could help beat the heat while cutting emissions.
For at least three months beginning this coming summer, a south Berlin neighborhood will embark on a novel experiment: eliminating parking spaces.