Climate action in cities will take place in a context of a diversity of social, environment, economic, and development objectives. The transformative climate change action discussed throughout the conference will require enabling conditions. These enabling conditions or feasibility will require consideration of short and long term requirements and will be made possible through the development of new knowledge and action. What are the innovative enabling practices/approaches/policy instrument/capacity building that might work best? Transformative climate actions should address poverty and inequity, re-shaping of power relations, and re-conceptualizing visions of what cities are, could be, and should be. The keynote presentation will examine overarching insights of enabling transformative climate actions in cities with examples of policies and practices including issue of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Respondents will further explore knowledge gaps on how to enable transformative change and the key opportunities for research and practice advancement within the broader context of the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The role of the individual, finance and investment, engagement of local interests and climate activism, and urban technological prospects will be explored.