Cities and companies have been pledging action on climate change at the Lima UNFCCC conference, COP20. Feelings amongst delegates are optimistic for a legally-binding global deal next year in Paris. But on present course it will not deliver the outcomes that science says the world needs to limit global warming to within 2°C.
With 319 cities having pledged climate action, and with many city leaders being at odds with national leaders on what to do about climate change and whether it even matters, it is incumbent upon small cities to take unilateral action themselves.
Amongst delegates at Lima, 913 actions have so far been logged, with emissions reduction being the dominant theme, featuring amongst 679 of them. Urban environment, of interest to readers of this website, features second with 455 actions related to this theme.