21 Jun '18, 3pm

[email protected] presents new strategy for #ClimateAction and sustainable urban development

UN Climate Change News, 21 June 2018 - ICLEI, an international sustainability organization comprising more than 1,500 local and regional governments, this week announced a new strategic vision to tackle development challenges and climate change at its World Congress in Montréal. Urban areas account for about 70 percent of global energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions. The new strategy recognizes that immediate action to stop climate change and deal with its impacts is integral to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Change Agreement . “Urban transformation worldwide will shift the trajectory of global development,” said Gino Van Begin, Secretary General of ICLEI. “The ICLEI Montréal Commitment and Strategic Vision is a path and a pledge to advance the goals and aspiration...

Full article: https://unfccc.int/news/iclei-presents-new-strategy-for-c...

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