[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

terça-feira, 14 de novembro de 2017

Cities take up climate baton at COP23, make ambitious emission pledges

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Visitors and a globe covered in the world's national flags are reflected in a mirror at the Indian pavilion during the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, 13 November 2017.
[Philipp Guelland/ EPA]
They pledged to put in place by 2020 their new, ambitious climate action plans, to be developed with help from the C40 Cities network.

The cities – spanning the globe from Accra to London to Rio de Janeiro – will also make clear to their residents the wider social, environmental and economic benefits of stepping up climate action.

In addition, C40, which supports cities in tackling climate change, will aid nine large African cities, including Cape Town, Addis Ababa, Lagos and Nairobi, to craft long-term green plans that align with the goals of the 2015 Paris deal to curb global warming, with backing from the German government.

Mayors request drastic legislation to cut car emissions

The mayors of nine EU capitals have asked the European institutions to adopt tougher mandatory legislation to minimise air pollution by cars, including a new Euro 7 ‘technologically neutral’ standard for vehicles, and that all vehicle sales be ‘zero emissions’ in the coming two decades.

”African cities are playing a leading and decisive role in delivering on the ambition of the Paris Agreement,” Paris Mayor and C40 chair Anne Hidalgo said in a statement.

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