On 19 September the Coalition will launch its first flagship report ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit. The consolidation of a three-year research effort, the report aims to support national governments’ efforts to unlock the economic and social benefits of inclusive, sustainable cities.
The Report quantifies the social, political, and economic benefits available to national governments willing to enable, empower, and invest in zero-carbon cities. Including original data analysis and case studies of successful national and local collaborations to improve quality of urban life, the report shows that a rapid urban transition is possible with engagement from national governments. By taking an active role in supporting sustainable urban development in their cities, national governments around the world can both drive economic prosperity and effectively play their part in addressing the global climate emergency.
The Report is the result of close collaboration between more than 50 of the world’s foremost research institutes, networks of national and city governments, investors, infrastructure providers, strategic advisory companies, non-governmental organisations and social movements. Together, they issue a call to action for national governments to prioritise compact, connected and clean cities.
For more information on the report launch please contact Freya Stanley-Price.