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Real progress on sustainable cities and transport unveiled at U.N. Climate Summit
The following is an excerpt from TheCityFix. A version of this article also appeared on WRI's Insights blog, along with analysis on the Climate Summit outcomes in forests, finance, business, and more.
Tuesday’s U.N. Climate Summit included unprecedented focus on cities and the transport sector at climate change conferences. City leaders committed to new actions to promote sustainable urban development and low carbon transport systems. Notable leaders at the Summit included Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, Rio de Janeiro Mayor and Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Eduardo Paes, United Nations Special Envoy on Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg, and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo – whose city will host the COP 21 climate negotiations in 2015. Leaders demonstrated their understanding that the impacts of climate change are real and costly, and that economic growth and climate action can go hand-in-hand.
Marches around the world provided a clear mandate for national leaders to stay engaged all the way to the Paris Summit in December 2015 and the Habitat III Conference in 2016. While the outcomes from the Summit are still evolving, here’s an initial look at progress made and next steps.
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