Clima-Med featured in the Global Synthesis Report on Local Climate Action issued by the Climate Chance Observatory
More than six years after the Paris Agreement, and less than two years before the Global Stocktake planned in the Article 14, the world is still not on track to limit global warming to 2°C compared to pre-industrial area, and even less to 1.5°C (Climate Action Tracker, 2021). It is now certain that even the Covid-19 pandemic did not stop the rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: it just paused it.
Every year, in order to better understand how to set the wheels in motion for an effective and robust 1.5°C path, the Climate Chance Observatory publishes a Global Synthesis Report on Local Climate Action to track progress of climate action
reported by local and regional governments (LRGs) throughout the world. The analysis of the evolution of emissions at the local level, the monitoring of the development of the main international initiatives led by networks of local authorities, and the review of the publications of academic and specialised literature, make it possible to draw global trends.
This year’s edition of the report features information about the Clima-Med project and its main achievements (p.38-40).
Since 2015, Climate Chance has been working to create a favourable environment to strengthen climate action and contribute to the attainment of the goals of the Paris Agreement. It is the only international organisation that aims to bring together all the non-state actors recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – local authorities, companies, NGOs, trade unions, the scientific community, agricultural, youth, indigenous peoples’ and women organisations – to develop common priorities and proposals and to strengthen stakeholder dynamics through
networking within thematic coalitions, during the Climate Chance Summits and through the action portal
- Clima-Med presents the third film of a series that showcases Israeli cities’ commitment to dealing with climate change effects, focusing on green technologies July 21, 2022
- “A Glimpse of Hope” – Israel July 21, 2022
- The Clima-Med project and the city of Batloun, a partner of Clima-Med in Lebanon and a CoM Med signatory, joined the World Urban Forum (WUF11) the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization in the Polish city of Katowice, from June 26 to 30,2022, at the invitation of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. July 4, 2022
- The Covenant of Mayors for the Mediterranean, CoM Med, was represented at the International Recycling and Waste Management Fair (RWM) in Tangier to promote the initiative’s activities July 2, 2022
- Festival of Mediterranean Citizens June 23, 2022
- Clima-Med’s second film of a series celebrates Jordanian cities’ commitment to tackling climate challenges while struggling to face its effects. May 25, 2022