Dipolog City Commits To Cut Emissions In Half By 2030, And Accelerate A Green And Just Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic


City Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy joins mayors around the world in reaffirming a commitment to inclusive climate action ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November.

The City of Dipolog has joined 799 cities around the world in a pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2030 – and reach net-zero emissions in the 2040s or sooner – to ensure a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy, yesterday (October 13, 2021), formally confirmed participation in the Cities Race to Zero campaign. Ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the Race to Zero campaign aims to bring together the most powerful coalition in history of businesses, investors, cities, and regions working together to create jobs and tackle climate change.

Though cities are among the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, accounting for more than 70% of total emissions, mayors and local leaders have emerged as global climate leaders. By signing on to the Race to Zero campaign, Dipolog City pledges to:

● Endorse these principles:

  •  We recognize the global climate emergency;
  • We are committed to keeping global heating below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement;
  • We are committed to putting inclusive climate action at the centre of all urban decision-making, to create thriving and equitable communities for everyone;
  • We invite our partners – political leaders, CEOs, trade unions, investors, and civil society – to join us in recognizing the global climate emergency and help us deliver on science-based action to overcome it.

● Adopt a science-based emission reduction target consistent with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

● Plan and immediately begin implementing specific inclusive climate policies across buildings, transport, waste, clean energy, food, nature, and other key sectors.

The Cities Race to Zero, a partnership among C40 Cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), CDP, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) aims to mobilize 1,000 cities around a global, zero-carbon COVID-19 recovery.

(Source: Dipolog City Government Facebook page)

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