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About this Report
«Urban Climate Agenda Report» − a ranking of cities based on an original methodology to evaluate and compare the efforts undertaken by city governments to combat climate change.
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О климатическом исследовании
The Paris Agreement

Climate change is one of the most well-known global issues, that could eventually lead to the loss of livable environment.

A total of 196 countries signed the Paris Agreement in 2015 to coordinate their efforts to address climate change, setting a common goal for the acceding parties to hold the increase in the global average temperature to below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.

Парижское соглашение
increase in global average temperature
increase in global average temperature

Anthropogenic impact on the environment in the form of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a key contributor to global warming, as GHGs accumulate in the atmosphere, trap thermal radiation from the Earth's surface and thereby prevent the planet from cooling.

This is why climate change mitigation measures focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and since cities account for between 67% and 72% of the main GHG emissions globally (according to the IPCC 2022 report), city governments have a special role to play in efforts to limit the rise in the global average temperature.

The Purpose of this Report
The purpose of this study is to assess and compare the efforts of 20 major megacities around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The cities were assessed on relevant dimensions of urban life that influence emissions: energy generation, energy consumption, transport, green spaces, waste management.