Sept. 22, 2021

Quick Climate Links: UrbanShift working with cities throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America

Quick Climate Links: UrbanShift working with cities throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America

From flash floods, smog and searing heat waves to water scarcity, urban sprawl and deepening social divides, cities face a range of overlapping and compounding challenges, intensifying the demands on their natural resources. 

These demands are only going to multiply: by 2050, and so the challenge for all are complex and call for bold, cross-cutting solutions.

UrbanShift, a GEF-funded program that supports more than 20 cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America, is adopting integrated approaches to urban development, helping shape cities that are efficient, resilient and inclusive.

Learn more about “UrbanShift”.

Here are two more stories from The World Resources Institute:

Why the US Also Needs Carbon Pricing in the Reconciliation Bill”;

Ambitious Climate Action by G20 Countries Can Limit Global Warming to 1.7 Degrees C”;

The Border Mail from Albury/Wodonga tells us: “Cr Kat Bennett wants Wodonga Council to reassess commitment to net zero emissions by 2050”;

Friends of the Earth is staging a day of action: “Day of Action for Australia's 2030 Climate Target”;

From Oil Change: “Tell Japan: Stop Standing in the Way of International Climate Action”;

Two stories from The Conversation:

Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies”;

Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash”;

From Climate Code Red: “Renowned climate scientist warns rate of global warming during next 25 years could be double what it was in the previous 50”;

Back the efforts of Federal independent MP, Zali Steggall: “Mass Mail Out For Climate';

The Cool Down” is about protecting the future of sport and the future of sport”;

Next, we have to contradictory stories:

Coal industry has a strong future in Australia”;

Most fossil fuels 'must stay unburned' for one-in-two chance of meeting 1.5C warming limit”;

And finally, the Melbourne Age: “Taylor adds carbon capture and storage to clean energy agency’s plans”.

Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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