Collaborative city, state, and regional climate action: six country snapshots
The message from this summer's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) was clear. 1.5°C of warming will be reached by 2040 in all scenarios. Without transformational, urgent, and collaborative change, across the world, we will be subject to the most extreme heat, flooding , and scarcity climate impacts.
Our latest data shows that ambitious cities, states and regions are at the forefront of climate action but are already experiencing first-hand the devastating impacts of climate change, from extreme rainfall to flooding and droughts.
Change needs to happen now, but it cannot happen in silos. Real change requires rapid, system-wide action. ‘Working Together to Beat the Climate Crisis’ focuses on the need for collaboration between all actors across government and business and shines a spotlight on examples of positive collaboration.
The report calls on cities, states, and regions to work closely with each other, as well as national government and business, to ensure the world stays on the narrow pathway of 1.5°c warming.
Cities, states, and regions are telling us they need more from government and business to convert ambition into implementation. Cities are reporting a need for more collaboration across all tiers of government. The lack of collaboration is proving a barrier to their climate adaptation and mitigation – and we are running out of time to overcome these barriers.
While ambitious cities, states and regions have the potential to influence government policy, they cannot deal with the issue of climate change alone.
Read the report to find out what is happening across the globe to tackle climate change alongside nature-loss, deforestation, and water security, among other issues, and find out what assistance cites, states and regions need from other players.
Our data looks at examples of effective collaboration from Brazil, Italy, Japan, Kenya, the UK , and the USA. These examples demonstrate that collaboration on climate action is happening. We just need it to happen faster and across many more countries, cities, states and regions.