The side-event, ‘The CitiesIPCC Research and Action Agenda for effective urban responses to climate change’, will take place from 16:45 to 18:15 CET in the Pieniny Room on 10 December 2018. The event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/2RMP5JH. A video will also be available at this link after the event.
As climate leaders from around the world gather at COP to discuss how to implement the Paris Agreement and report on their actions, this event will focus on how to achieve progress on adaptation and mitigation in cities.
The Research and Action Agenda is a primary output of the IPCC co-sponsored Cities and Climate Change science conference which took place in Edmonton, Canada, in March 2018. The Agenda presents key knowledge gaps that have been jointly identified by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities. It is intended to direct and stimulate knowledge generation needed to underpin effective responses to climate change in urban areas.
The Agenda aims to develop knowledge on cities and climate change with the science, policy and practice communities, and the COP24 side event will bring together representatives from those sectors to discuss how to take it forward. They are:
- Debra Roberts, IPCC WGII (keynote speaker)
- Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh
- Yann Françoise, City of Paris
- Shuaib Lwasa, Makerere University
- Valérie Masson-Delmotte, IPCC WGI
- Marcus Mayr, UN-Habitat
- Emmanuelle Pinault, C40
- Patrick Child, Research and Innovation, European Commission
The event will be moderated by Seth Schultz, of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. It is organized by the International Science Council and C4O in partnership with Future Earth, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Cities Alliance, UN Environment, UN Habitat, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and SDSN.