Three New Ways to Help Cities Reach Their Climate Goals

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on November 28, 2016.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • With the Paris climate agreement in full force, countries around the world must now get down to the serious business of addressing climate change.
  • Cities – responsible for two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 70 percent of energy consumption – are on the front lines.
  • At COP 22, the Bank highlighted three of its newest tools to help cities meet climate challenges.

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Forests: Stabilizing Climate and Supporting Development

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  • Over 100 countries included actions related to land-use change and forests in their nationally determined contributions to fight climate change
  • Investing in forests has the potential to reduce poverty, drive sustainable development and provide vital local and global environmental services
  • The World Bank Group supports forest initiatives in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique that can help these countries meet their climate and development goals

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