Climate Change and SDG interactions in cities: How much transformation is needed? in Salon 9
15:15 - 16:45
The efforts of cities to mitigate and adapt to climate change will play a key role in the endeavor to achieve the SDGs. However, it has been argued that long-term success in mitigation and adaptation will only be possible through deep systemic shifts in cities, i.e. through transformation. The session therefore analyses the nexus of urban climate action and SDGs and debates opportunities but also barriers for transformation. Based on presentations from different projects around the world, an emphasis is on the synergies as well as potential trade offs between mitigation, adaptation and development goals.