Global mitigation and adaptation efforts have to be geared up in order to reach the climate goal stipulated in the Paris Agreement and to limit the negative impacts of climate change on human and natural systems. Cities and metropolitan areas have large – and still growing – potential for mitigation and adaptation. On
the one hand, cities account for a lion’s share of greenhouse gas emissions.
The global project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). It forms
part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
The project “Cities Fit for Climate Change” is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. Responsible division within the BMUB: SW I 1, Urban Development Policy, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), Dr Oliver Weigel.