Conference

UrbanShift: Transforming cities for people and planet through multi-level governance

Showcase the importance of multi-level governance in enabling ambitious actions to shift towards net zero-carbon, resource-efficient, nature positive and socially equitable cities

Organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and the Centro de Gestão e Estudos Estratégicos (CGEE), with support from the UrbanShift Programme and its partners (the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), C40 Cities, ICLEI and WRI), this event will showcase the importance of multi-level governance in enabling ambitious actions to shift towards net zero-carbon, resource-efficient, nature positive and socially equitable cities.
The Paris Agreement recognizes that local and regional governments have an important role to play in global climate action. National governments will not be able to achieve ambitious climate goals without a contribution from cities in the country. In parallel, cities can only effectively address climate change and transform if the state puts in place the enabling frameworks and incentives. This interdependence requires that the subnational levels are well integrated in national climate policies, but also that they get the chance to contribute to policy development, including of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and co-design the process of multi-level governance.
The event will showcase examples of multi-level governance in practice, discussing how local and national governments, as well as the international community, can come together to achieve their climate goals.
The Paris Agreement recognizes that local and regional governments have an important role to play in global climate action. National governments will not be able to achieve ambitious climate goals without a contribution from cities in the country. In parallel, cities can only effectively address climate change and transform if the state puts in place the enabling frameworks and incentives. This interdependence requires that the subnational levels are well integrated in national climate policies, but also that they get the chance to contribute to policy development, including of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and co-design the process of multi-level governance.
The event will provide a space for local governments to highlight some of the key enablers for them to act and for national governments to respond and showcase some of the policies and incentives they are putting in place at their level to facilitate ambitious local climate action.

Date

09.11.2021
16:30 - 17:45 CET (UTC+1)

Organisers

Brazil

Rwanda

CGEE

UrbanShift

UrbanShift: Transforming cities for people and planet through multi-level governance

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