The Hague, February 8, 2018 - GPM is present at this year’s WORLD URBAN FORUM 9 @WUF9KL in Kuala Lumpur. GPM member Mannheim (Germany) will host two workshops. On February 10 "GPM as a Multiplier- Scaling the Mannheim Model of Implementing the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda on the City Level - Implement, Measure, Govern, [...]
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The Hague, January 16, 2018 - While some world leaders resist global cooperation, city leaders are working across borders to tackle big issues like global warming, immigration and terrorism, says urban expert and GPM Advisory Committee Member Robert Muggah. Amid the relentlessly grim news on climate change, there is a glimmer of hope — and [...]
Chicago, December 7, 2017 - Climate change threatens the very basis of human survival everywhere - from nation states to cities. Yet in spite of the devastating impacts and economic costs of global warming, sea level rise and contamination of air, water, and soil, national authorities are reluctantly mitigating and adapting to these threats. This is because national politicians [...]
The Hague, December 6, 2017 - Mayors from 50 cities around the world gathered in Chicago for a North America Climate Summit between 4-6 December 2017. They signed an unprecedented international declaration - the Chicago Climate Charter - that commits tens of millions of people to achieving the carbon emissions reductions targets set out in [...]
Barcelona, November 28, 2017 - Key note speech by Robert Muggah (GPM Advisory Committee/co-founder Igarapé Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): 'From Fragile to Resilient Cities'. The planet is facing monumental threats including climate change, inequality, migration, pandemics and terrorism. Yet, at precisely the moment collective action is most urgently needed, international and national institutions are stumbling. [...]
The Hague, December 4, 2017 - As politicians, experts and activists come together in Puerto Vallarta to start shaping the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) that will be adopted a year from now, the Global Parliament of Mayors calls on national leaders to rise to this occasion and commit to ambitious [...]
The Hague, November 27, 2017 - The death penalty is an unusually cruel and inhumane form of punishment. It constitutes a violation of the right to life and the right to live free of torture. The death penalty is often used politically, applied with an unequal hand in various judicial systems and demonstrably fails to deter crime. The Global [...]
The Hague, November 14, 2017 - As politicians and activists meet together for the COP23 summit in Bonn, the Global Parliament of Mayors stands in solidarity with the overwhelming majority of nations that have committed addressing climate change. Mayors are important allies in efforts to sharply reduce global carbon emissions, as cities and their communities [...]
Dubai, November 12, 2017 - The world's cities generate more than 75% of global carbon emissions – it's time for them to play a more prominent role in fighting climate change. Shanghai, Dhaka, Karachi, Hong Kong and Miami are "literally going under water," said Robert Muggah, Research Director of the Igarapé Institute, Brazil, addressing the [...]