The event, 'Reinventing Cities: Unlocking Action for a Resilient Urban Future,' will highlight the critical role of cities in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. By focusing on core elements such as resilient urban planning, multi-level governance, integration to international processes, and access to international climate finance, this session aims to explore how to unlock some of the barriers cities are facing. It will showcase concrete examples from the GEF-funded UrbanShift programme and other UNEP projects, in particular Saida as a Sustainable City Initiative. The UrbanShift 2022-2023 Annual Report will also launch during this event.
The UN’s 28th annual climate change conference (COP28) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30-December 12, 2023. WRI’s experts are closely tracking the key issues at stake and necessary outcomes.