The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world, and cities are on the front lines. At the same time, the 88 cities on this year’s A List have not stopped tackling the climate crisis and are leading on environmental action in 2020.
Representing a combined population of nearly 125 million, cities from the United Kingdom to Korea have been recognized on the CDP 2020 A List. These cities continue to ramp up their environmental action and ambition, knowing that we need to urgently build resilience and rapidly cut emissions to safeguard the planet, economy, and citizens.
Five years since the Paris Agreement was signed, science tell us that we have just ten years left to halve global emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change. In order to achieve this, cities need to act urgently to reduce emissions and prevent impacts far worse than those we are already witnessing.
The 88 cities on this year’s A List have made made major progress since the signing of the Paris Agreement, demonstrating that impactful and urgent action is possible. These cities have stepped up by setting ambitious targets and adapting to the impacts of climate change:
*This data was collected in partnership by CDP and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
See the full Cities A list for 2020 including 88 cities from around the world.