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About the Coalition

The Coalition for Urban Transitions is the leading global initiative supporting national governments to unlock the economic power of inclusive, zero-carbon cities. The Coalition equips national governments with the evidence-based research and policy tools to prioritise more compact, connected, clean urban development. The Coalition’s in-country programmes in China, Ghana, Mexico and Tanzania provide models for other countries on how to effectively develop national urban policies and infrastructure investment strategies. Founded in 2016 and guided by an Urban Leadership Council, the Coalition is comprised of 36 diverse stakeholders across five continents. A special initiative of the New Climate Economy, the Coalition is jointly managed by the World Resources Institute Ross Center and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

About Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity

Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity: How national governments can secure economic prosperity and avert climate catastrophe by transforming cities is a new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions. This report is underpinned by a three-year research effort by a coalition of 50 of the world’s foremost research institutes, networks of national and city governments, investors, infrastructure providers, strategic advisory companies, non-governmental organisations and social movements. Together, they call for national governments to prioritise compact, connected and clean cities in order to secure economic prosperity and tackle the climate crisis.

The report was released ahead of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, and is a foundational document for the Summit’s Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action track.


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