Programme launches to accelerate climate adaptation in 1,000 cities

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Cities across the world have pledged to adopt principles and make “smart investments” to ensure their pandemic recovery plans also bolster climate resilience.

At the two-day virtual Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 yesterday, the mayors of Miami, Paris and Rotterdam joined the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Global Center on Adaptation, and more than three dozen other cities, governments and NGOs to launch the new 1000 Cities Act Now initiative.

The global programme aims to see comprehensive climate resilience strategies and adaptation measures underway in 1,000 cities by 2030, starting with a first batch of 100.

“As cities recover from COVID-19, smart investments and policies on resilience can create a triple dividend helping cities boost their economies, improving equity, and preparing communities for inevitable climate and health threats,” a joint statement said.

+INFO: Cities Today

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