adelphi is a Berlin-based independent think tank and public policy consultancy on climate, energy, environment and development. Its mission is to improve global governance through research, dialogue and advice. adelphi plays an overarching coordinating role for the V-LED project and keeps the interlinkages amongst V-LED countries, and between them and the global level.
If urbanisation drives climate change, then mitigating the dangerous effects of global warming must address how we plan, build and live in cities. Implementing bold national plans requires active cross-sector coordination and collaboration between the local, regional and national governments.
The IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5°C reaffirms the urgency of the Paris Agreement. To avoid dangerous consequences, global greenhouse gas emissions must reach net-zero by 2050. While the international UNFCCC climate regime has managed to orchestrate national climate commitments, current national mitigation targets fall well short of achieving the low-carbon transformation.