The year 2023 marks the key halfway point for our climate goals since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015. The upcoming COP28 hosted in Dubai will deliver the first global stocktake of our progress and provide an opportunity for countries to take stock, course correct and chart an accelerated path forward.
Cities are at the heart of climate action, generating more than 60 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. By deploying low-carbon measures, cities could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from urban buildings, materials, transport and waste by nearly 90 per cent by 2050. These measures would have a net present value of US$23.9 trillion – greater than United States economy, according to the Coalition for Urban Transitions.
As the world meets for climate talks, bold action must be taken across society to rapidly decarbonise cities if we are to reach the global target of reducing global emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 as an interim step to net zero by 2050.How can stakeholders come together to promote technology and innovation, inclusion, uplifting communities and scale financing across urban ecosystems?
Cities: Possibilities 2023, themed ‘Taking stock. Raising Ambition.’ will convene stakeholders across all segments of society to spotlight solutions for low-carbon and resilient cities, with a focus on infrastructure, circularity, food, energy, water, and mobility.
The 2024 edition of The Liveability Challenge, Asia’s largest sustainability solutions platform presented by Temasek Foundation, will also be launched at this event. We will unveil the new themes for the sustainability innovations we are looking for in the year ahead, and selected finalists will pitch at Temasek’s Ecosperity 2024 to win funding from a wide range of grant funders and investors.
Register here: https://events.eco-business.com/flagship-events/cities-possibilities-2023#about