The importance of climate action in cities is well acknowledged but more research, innovation and collaborative action is required for sustainable, low-carbon, resilient cities. This infopoint session will have one presentation on the outcomes of the CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change conference including: the current state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, identify key knowledge priorities, and chart a course forward for academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities. This will be followed by a presentation from C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group on some of their key initiatives.
In the coming decades, global population growth is expected to predominantly take place in urban areas. It is therefore essential to support cities in implementing the urban aspects of the SDGs and to underline the importance of integrated, sustainable urban development in our development cooperation.
DEVCO C5 launched in October 2017 with Cities Alliance, joint InfoPoint Series focusing on Cities. This series features six sessions to provide practitioners and policy makers with concepts and practises to analyse, design, and strategically programme how to approach the urban dynamics we are confronted with.
The series was launched by a general session on Urbanisation with a focus on Africa
Session 1: Urbanisation with a focus on Africa, 27 October 2017
The next session is
Session 2: A better climate for cities, partnerships for cities and climate change.
The other sessions planned are the following:
Session 3: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Session 4: Equitable Economic Growth
Session 5: Cities and Migration
Session 6: The Changing Aid Architecture