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Climate risks are escalating, and climate hazards are becoming more frequent and costly. Yet, investment in urban climate adaptation finance is far from what is needed. This blog calls for national governments to take 7 key actions.
In this article, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance City Ambassadors: Richard Bell, City Treasurer of Glasgow, UK; Abigail S. Binay, Mayor of City of Makati, Philippines; Gareth Morgan, Director of Resilience, City of Cape Town, South Africa; Isabella de Roldão, Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Recife, Brazil; Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner of Austin, Texas, USA; and Nada Yamout, Former City Council Member of Municipality of Beirut, Lebanon; share their reactions to the Working Group II’s contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, focused on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
The science is clear: Cities are hot spots for climate change, as reported by the latest IPCC report. With 70% of global CO2 emissions coming from urban areas, where 7 out of 10 people will live by 2050, the solution to the climate crisis requires bold climate action in cities.