Cities and the Global Agendas: SDGs, Paris Agreement, New Urban Agenda, Sendai Framework and Convention on Biological Diversity in Salon 5
13:00 - 14:30
The objective of this session is to present the imperatives for cities actions arising from the need to achieve the leading global initiatives. Cities and urban areas have been thrust into the spotlight as a primary source of change and action for combatting the growing global threat of climate change. Understanding how cities can impact this global trajectory is imperative.
Theme 1 of the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference emphasizes these Imperatives for Action. In particular, Subtheme 1.1: Urban Climate Mitigation and Adaptation, with specific focus on the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework (DRR), the New Urban Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), examines the role cities have in these global agendas.
The session will bring together professionals and conduct interactive dialogue focusing on these initiatives to discuss how cities can impact the global trajectory through the commitments and impacts cities have undertaken, the key gaps in knowledge and implementation of these issues, and the interdependencies and un-explored linkages these initiatives have in advancing action on climate change.