The role of cities and local authorities following COP21 and the Paris Agreement

Nicola Tollin


The article highlights the implications for cities, local authorities and non-party stakeholders
of the Paris Agreement and the resolve of United Nations Climate Change Conference of
the Parties COP21.
The article focuses on the central role that cities will have in the implementation of the Paris
Agreement itself, particularly with reference to mitigation, adaptation, capacity building
and technology transfer.
The Paragraphs finally identifies the key challenges for cities for their resilience transition,
facing present and future climate change challenges, including the need for renewed
planning and evaluation approaches and practices.


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