Four climate action trends to watch in 2024

The climate crisis can be daunting, but progress is being made. Here are four positive climate action trends to pay attention to in 2024.

Guidance on Climate Modelling from the White House

The White House has issued a memo detailing how climate-economic modeling can improve in order to support more effective climate action decision-making.  Based on our experience conducting modeling for over 100 climate action plans across the Americas, we’ve identified the same areas of improvement and integrated them into SSG’s modeling tools.

COP28 Takeaways for Cities

The international community finally acknowledged the cause of climate change while cities gained prominence in COP negotiations and looked at cutting methane.

We developed a step-by-step climate action guide with IDB

We worked with the Inter American Development Bank to develop Planning Climate Action in Cities and Region, a guide for local governments in Chile and beyond.

How to reduce urban consumption emissions

Most urban climate action plans focus on greenhouse gas emissions generated within a city’s boundaries resulting— from things like heating buildings, fueling cars, and decomposing trash. But emissions related to other everyday activities like eating out at restaurants, traveling on an airplane, purchasing a new phone, and construction of new buildings are also driving the […]

Webinar: Advancing Climate Action with Federal Funding

In this webinar, experts from C40 Cities and climate planning consultancy SSG provide guidance on applying for the grants. They also explain how to design an effective climate action plan to make you competitive for a slice of the $4.6-billion set aside for implementing climate actions through the CPRG program and the many other federal programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act. 

How Cities Can Make 1.5°C a Reality

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underlines that the window of opportunity to limit global heating to 1.5°C is closing quickly– and cities are critical for helping humanity through the window if they act immediately and strategically.

Cooperatives are Key to Climate Action

You may have noticed that we sign off every SSG Newswire with “‘cooperatively yours”– but what does that mean and why? It’s a nod to how we’ve structured ourselves as a worker cooperative–owned and operated by our worker members—and how critical co-ops are to climate action. As organizations owned by the people they benefit, the […]

What Happens Now That Edmonton Didn’t Meet its Carbon Budget?

On November 3, 2022, the City of Edmonton released the first municipal carbon budget report in Canada. The report indicated that Edmonton is set to blow past its carbon budget of 176 million tonnes by 2037 and fall short of its target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  Though this news is alarming, it’s promising […]