COP28 announces new partnerships and initiatives

  • Date: 07-Dec-2023
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Transport
  • Country:UAE
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COP28 announces new partnerships and initiatives



Over 40 ministers have met during the COP28 Multilevel Action, Urbanization, Built Environment and Transport Day, held in partnership with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28, announcing new initiatives to drive climate action in cities, spanning buildings, waste, transport, water, and nature. Announcements include the ‘Cement and Concrete Breakthrough’ and ‘Buildings Breakthrough’ – part of the broader suite of ‘Breakthroughs’ from COP26 and COP27 – which mobilize governments to finance solutions that are critical to healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable human settlements. Other announcements include a tool for tracking and measuring methane emissions from waste, which is set to go live in 20 global megacities, and a tool to enable policymakers to measure the benefits of 15-minute cities. These announcements build on commitments made during the Local Climate Action Summit (LCAS) held at the beginning of COP28, which saw more than 60 countries launch the Coalition for High Ambition Multilevel Partnerships for Climate Action (CHAMP) initiative and announce nearly USD $500 million in climate finance for urban infrastructure. Dubai: Over 40 ministers met today in Dubai in support of subnational climate action, joining the COP28 Presidency to announce a