Christina Figueres, the Vice Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy asked the Summit delegates to “Think into the future “. Soon cities will have inventories alongside national inventories so that we can better track how we are doing on the Paris Agreement goals.
Tracking these inventories and managing progress is imperative. Cities are already having an impact – cities belonging to the Global Covenant of Mayors already reducing emissions by 1.3 billion tons per year just by the actions of local governments.
But most importantly, ambitious climate actions at the local level improves the quality of life of the people who live in these cities and regions. To close, Christina Figueres reminds us all “We are reinventing cities that are organically grown for the people they embrace.”