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Climate Week NYC 2023
September 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm United States/New York
Cities and local governments face mounting pressures amidst various socioeconomic priorities, with climate and sustainability gaining prominence. Recent Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) research reveals that cities still lack adequate tools for compiling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories and, even for those that have completed them and created plans, fewer than 25% progress into action implementation and monitoring.
Successful city climate action hinges on data and tools for informed decision-making, streamlined action, and reduced technical burden. GCoM’s findings indicate that tool usage boosts implementation likelihood by 2.5 times.
Leveraging geospatial data, AI, and digital infrastructure, alongside coordination, can bridge local gaps and streamline action. Data-driven advances should also align with High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments’ recommendations, emphasizing data integrity, transparency, and accountability in cities’ climate pledges.
Hosted by OpenEarth, GCoM, and the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), this event will showcase pioneering organizations propelling city climate action through data and AI, fostering partnerships that cater to local governments’ needs for swift and expansive climate action.
Join us virtually or in person in NYC. Register here: https://lu.ma/NY23Cities.