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
PARTNER PRESS CONFERENCE: Statement of Collaboration in Room 4, Meeting Level
08:30 - 09:00
Presentation of "The Science We need for the Cities we want: working together to implement the global research agenda on cities and climate change", a statement of collaboration by the organizing partners of the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference.
On the last day the CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton, 10 of the leading urban and scientific global organizations will present "The Science We need for the Cities we want: working together to implement the global research agenda on cities and climate change", a joint statement describing how they will work together to support the implementation the global research agenda on cities and climate change.
Convened by: C40, Cities Alliance, ICLEI, Future Earth, SDSN, UN-Environment, UN-Habitat, UCLG, WCRP.