Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
The Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) was released at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference or the Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change today in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt. Ahmedabad University’s Professors Minal Pathak and PR Shukla are authors on the report. This volume offers a concise and accessible distillation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III Report for urban policymakers. Professor Pathak is a Senior Scientist and Professor Shukla is the Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III.
The SUP initiative brings together the world's leading scientists with local government policymakers and businesses to co-generate and advance a scientific evidence base to propel implementation and deepen climate action in cities around the world.
Volume III of the report series, What the Latest Science on Climate Change Mitigation Means for Cities and Urban Areas, brings out trends in the 21st century - a rapidly growing urban population, urban land expansion, and the associated rise in demand for resources, infrastructure, and services - to forecast growth in emissions from urban consumption and production. It highlights how the pattern of urbanisation and the implementation speed and scale of mitigation action will define the rapidity of growth of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
CHALLENGES FOR URBAN POLICYMAKERS