About Lou del Bello

Lou Del Bello is a climate journalist who specialises in science and development issues. She is a COP veteran and has been following the work of the UN climate framework for more than five years.
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COP27: Equipping Today’s Cities for Tomorrow’s Climate Crises

By |2022-11-22T09:26:54+01:00November 21st 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , , |

Lou Del Bello reports from COP27 and highlights some of the key topics, such as the war in Ukraine and the Summary for Urban Policymakers. The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

At COP26, Cities were Climate Action Watchdogs

By |2022-11-21T11:48:23+01:00November 23rd 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , , , |

Lou Del Bello reports on COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Glasgow, Scotland.

COP24: What Does it Mean for Cities and Regions?

By |2022-11-21T11:49:18+01:00December 17th 2018|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance, , , , , , , |

COP24 in Katowice, Poland, has come to an end. Environmental journalist Lou del Bello sums up what its outcomes hold for cities and regions.

“Climate Change Can be Seen Everywhere in Slums”

By |2018-12-13T10:10:37+01:00December 13th 2018|Climate Change & Resilience, Housing & Informality, , , , , , , , |

At COP24, India-based Sheela Patel from SPARC talked to Lou del Bello about how climate change affects people in informal settlements the most – and about strategies to address their special needs.

From Ambition to Reality: Why COP24 Needs to Acknowledge the Crucial Role of Local Governments

By |2022-11-21T11:50:26+01:00December 3rd 2018|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, , , , , , |

COP 24 is the place to further enhance the much-needed dialogue and collaboration between local and national governance with regards to their climate change policies, says Lou del Bello.

After COP23, it is now up to local and national leaders to act on their promises

By |2021-02-23T15:56:12+01:00November 22nd 2017|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , , |

With COP23 now over, it is again up to nation states and local governments to act and implement their agreements. Wrapping up the reporting on the conference, Lou del Bello looks at coordinating climate action, and necessary changes in infrastructure and urban policy.

COP23 enters second week: island states stress urgency to act

By |2021-02-24T08:28:11+01:00November 14th 2017|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , |

COP23 continues into its second week: Rising ambition for climate protection is not enough, say mayors as cities, regions and business claim their place at the UN table. Being at the frontline of climate change impacts, island states call for urgent practical actions. Lou del Bello reports from Bonn.

COP23 kicks off in Bonn: cities in the limelight

By |2017-11-07T10:19:52+01:00November 7th 2017|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , |

On November 6, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) started in Bonn, Germany. Under the presidency of Fiji, for two weeks delegates from around the world are negotiating the implementation of the Paris Agreement with a focus on developing guidelines for transparency, emission reductions, provision of finance, and technology. What role do cities and regions play at COP23, and what is new compared to previous climate conferences? Lou del Bello reports from Bonn.

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