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Why Cities are the Shock Troops of the Climate Resistance

Mayors and their metropolises have become magnets for climate adaptation innovation and finance

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  • Mayors and governors convened at The Vatican today for a special conference on climate action, and to sign a protocol that establishes guidelines “for making everyone climate resilient”

  • Cities are magnets for climate risks, but also attractive destinations for adaptation capital and experimentation

  • However, as a recent EU report made clear, there’s still uncertainty over what adaptation solutions “work” at the city level

  • There’s also a pressing need for cities to coordinate better with national and subnational governments in order to augment their climate-proofing efforts

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