Climate commitments by over 9,000 cities: UN yearbook

Climate commitments by over 9,000 cities: UN yearbook

New Delhi, Dec 23 Commitments to climate actions have been made by more than 9,000 cities from 128 countries, around 240 states and regions from over 40 countries and more than 6,000 businesses in 120 countries representing $36 trillion, says a UN yearbook for 2018.

Making commitments is only the first step towards the transformations necessary to achieve the Paris climate goals, says “Yearbook of Global Climate Action 2018” released by the UN Climate Change secretariat on the margins of the just concluded UN climate change conference in Poland, known as COP24.

It takes stock of progress — from all levels of government, the private sector and civil society — towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

With the Trump administration rolling out its proposal for scrapping former President Barack Obama’s climate change regulations, many non-party stake-holders have taken a leadership role and made new or renewed commitments on climate change, says the yearbook.

via Outlook India Climate commitments by over 9,000 cities: UN yearbook