This event, in partnership with Slum Dwellers International and Mahila Housing Trust,  demonstrated how national, state, city/metropolitan governments, civil society and the private sector can collaborate to make cities around the world more equitable and sustainable. It highlighted strategies to tackle inequities and climate jointly in cities by focusing on urban infrastructure and service delivery in the areas of land and housing, water, sanitation, transportation, and energy.

WRI launched new guidance on how these key actors can center equity in climate mitigation and adaptation actions involving these key urban services that affect people's lives, Recommended Actions by Actor to Achieve More Equitable and Sustainable Cities. The guidance is based on the synthesis of WRI's flagship World Resources Report, Seven Transformations for More Equitable and Sustainable Cities, launched just before COP26.


  • Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO, World Resources Institute
  • Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mayor of Monterrey, Mexico
  • Frannie Léautier, CEO of Southbridge Investments
  • Joseph Muturi, Chair of Slum Dwellers International
  • Bijal Brahmbhatt, Director, Mahila Housing SEWA Trust
  • Carlos Lopes, Professor, Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town

Location in Blue Zone:

Location of Multi-Level Action Pavilion in COP27 Blue Zone