The Paris Climate Agreement

The Paris Climate Agreement was adopted at the COP 21 in Paris, France in 2015. It is a legally binding international treaty that seeks to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. In order to achieve this, the signatory countries aim to reach a global peak of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and a climate neutral world by around 2050.

The original document of the agreement can be downloaded here.

Climate in the City WORKS Toolkit

Cities play a crucial role in achieving the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement. Since cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70 percent of global CO2emissions, they offer a huge potential for climate change mitigation. To support cities in tapping into this potential, we developed an extension of the City WORKS toolbox specifically focused on climate. These Climate Tools range from mapping synergies between climate and SDGs to identifying mitigation and adaptation sectors and brainstorming measures for them to developing climate action plans and collecting data of climate indicators.

The Climate Tools can be identified by these icons:

Further References

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