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1 Cities Act Special Advisor to the CEO at Realdania Pelle Bournonville

2 Realdania

3 Realdania s mission Realdania is a philanthropic organisation that works to improve quality of life through the built environment 3

4 Cities for people

5 COP21 30 November 11 December in Paris The 21 st Conference of the Parties an annual UN conference on the subject of the climate 40,000 delegates representing countries, regions, cities, organisations, and companies

6 The goal at COP21 Reaching a binding and universal agreement on climate action for the first time ever Based on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)

7 The Agenda of Solutions Non-governmental stakeholders : cities, regions companies, organisations supplement the national contributions increase the level of ambition

8 Cities generate around 80% of global wealth (GDP) consume over 2/3 of global energy emit more than 70% of global total greenhouse gases 8

9 The emissions gap (Gt CO 2 e) in 2030 Business as Usual 69 Gigatons 2 C Scenario 42 Gigatons The gap UNEP, The Emissions Gap Report United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi. Available at: 9

10 New Climate Economy Buiness as Usual Cities Degraded Land and Forests 3, Clean Energy financing 6,5 Energy Efficiency 5,7 Carbon Pricing 4,2 Business Aviation and Maritime HFCs Overlap Recommendation Impact 2 degree Scenario 1,9 0,8 1, (16-26) Gt Source: New Climate Economy, Seizing the Global Opportunity: Partnerships for Better Growth and a Better Climate.

11 $17,000,000,000,000 in energy savings alone Source: Leeds University for New Climate Economy 11

12 C40

13 International collaboration between cities

14 C40 - Cities Climate Leadership Group C40 is a network of 82 of the world s leading cities committed to addressing climate change. 15

15 C40 represents 82 cites in over 50 countries 640+ million people or 1 out of 12 of the world s population $20 Trillion GDP or 25% of the total global economy or equal to the US and India combined 1.9 GT/yr The worlds 5th largest greenhouse gas emitter 16

16 Cities Act In 2013 C40 cities undertook 8,068 actions 12% were city wide

17 Cities have the power

18 Mayoral power and climate action Many cities are identical in their capacity, i.e. who owns and operates city assets Limited power does not always mean limited action New data show that up to a third of all city actions are made where cities have no or little direct power. This is often through partnering with other actors open for more opportunities. 19

19 Realdania s work with C40 Reduction of CO2 emissions + climate proofing of cities Knowledge in International knowledge imparted to the Danish municipalities Knowledge out Danish knowledge communicated to other countries 21

20 Compact of Mayors

21 Compact of Mayors The world s largest coalition of municipal leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change. 199 cites have now joined representing more than 265 million people worldwide. 23

22 Through the Compact, cities are Increasing their visibility as leaders responding to climate change Demonstrating their commitment to an ambitious global climate solution Encouraging direct public and private sector investments in cities by meeting transparent standards Building a consistent and robust body of data on the impact of city action Accelerating more ambitious, collaborative, and sustainable local climate action 24

23 Endorsement from national leaders 25

24 Compact of Mayors in four steps Commit Take inventory (via GPC) Create targets Establish an action plan

25 11 cities are now compliant In August Rio de Janeiro became the first compliant city in the world Last week 10 more joined Rio Sønderborg could be next

26

27 Questions?

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