The session aims to showcase subnational and local climate actions from the global south and how these are driving regional and global climate action. The session will put a spotlight on select climate champions, showcase peer to peer learning best practices as well as bring out leadership voices from the global south.


  • Enable peer to peer learning among multiple stakeholders like CSOs, governments and other experts,
  • Facilitate south-south collaboration on just transition, climate action and capacity building,
  • Identify workable solutions and capacity building opportunities that can be scaled up/ replicated to other regions to accelerate climate action

The event is being jointly organized by Climate Group, WRI India and Race To Zero - The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions.


  • Ms. Jane Lumumba, Africa Delivery Lead, UN High-Level Champions
  • Mr. Punit Gandhi, Lead (Projects), Climate Centre for Cities, National Institute of Urban Affairs, India
  • Ms. Starlene Sharma, Founding Partner, Green Artha
  • Ms. Braulina Baniwa, Director, ANMIGA
  • Mr. Aditya Thackeray, Former Environment Minister, Govt of Maharashtra
  • Mr. Saransh Bajpai, Associate Director, Climate, WRI India


  • Mr. Saurabh Jain Punamiya, Net-Zero Expert Review Group, India Engagements & Climate Policy, The Climate Change High-Level Champions
  • Mr. Rana Pujari, Senior Manager - South Asia Government Relations, Climate Group

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