CITIESIPCC PRESS BRIEFING: Official CitiesIPCC Press Briefing on SSC Research Papers in Room 4, Meeting Level
13:00 - 14:00
Room 4, Meeting Level
March 6, 2018
Theme 3 Plenary in Hall D
09:00 - 10:30
Given the scale of impacts and vulnerabilities, it is evident that cities need transformative action across adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development strategies. This is especially challenging in cities because of the inertia built into infrastructures, technologies, institutions, cultural and behavioural norms. Re-design of urban infrastructure and the built environment especially in informal settlements, disruptive technologies, and faster mainstreaming of innovations, must be coupled with political leadership, more integrated approaches to governance, and behavioral change. The Theme 3 Plenary will hear from policy-makers, scientists and practitioners from around the world to stimulate a dialogue on these challenges.
March 7, 2018
SSC/OC Led Parallel Session Future Research Agenda in Salon 8
15:30 - 16:30
Developing a future research agenda on cities and climate change is a complex task. Setting out to co-design this research agenda across the science, policy, and practice communities makes it daunting task, but one that must occur. This session will open with an overview of a recently published Nature Comment entitled “Six Research Priorities for Cities and Climate” authored by members of the CitiesIPCC Scientific Steering Committee. Following the opening presentation, a panel of scientists, policy makers, and practitioners will build upon the Nature Comment and discuss the opportunities and challenges of designing and implementing a new cities and climate change research agenda that brings together science, policy, and practice.
CITIESIPCC PRESS CONFERENCE: Official CitiesIPCC Closing Press Conference in Hall D