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C40: The Global Network of Cities Tackling Climate Change

Updated: May 11, 2020

The City of Miami, which declared a climate emergency in November 2019, faces many climate challenges, notably sea-level rise, flooding and major storm events. Mayor Suarez has committed Miami to develop and begin implementing a comprehensive climate action plan before the end of 2020. The mayor is focusing on reducing carbon emissions from transportation, improving building energy efficiency, increasing green energy supplies and changing consumption patterns.

In this research project we will look at the past, present and future goals of the C40 network to 2050, and see if those goals are sufficient to stay within the 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, which science says is necessary for a stable climate. 

We look at ways in which Fridays For Future students can assist elected officials in reaching the goals of emissions reductions set by the C40  Compact, and, if those goals are not sufficient, how the student movement can inspire elected officials to take the bolder actions necessary.

Go to C40 project page here.

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