Advancing Equity in Cities—The Bedrock for Transformative Climate Action (COP26)

GEF Pavilion, Hall 5, Blue Zone, Glasgow COP
Date range
11 November 2021 - 11 November 2021
11:00 - 12:30
Sustainable Cities

This event focuses on placing equity in cities at the heart of climate action, drawing on findings from the recently launched World Resources Institute report Towards a More Equal City . PEAK Urban Director Michael Keith will join the event as a panelist speaker. 

To accelerate progress on SDGs and the Multilateral Environmental Agreements, our planet needs thriving, low-carbon, and resilient cities. Hosted by World Resources Institute at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Pavilion, with heads of institutions, mayors, and community leaders, this 90-minute event will speak to the critical role of equity in cities for accelerating climate action, the broader institutional messages that need to be advanced at this COP, and how to scale solutions.

The session will lay the foundations to accelerate collaboration on transformative solutions for integrated planning, equity, gender, resilience, urban land management, finance, data, governance, and more. More importantly, this also offers the opportunity to advance collaboration and strategic partnerships—both new and old—to include new actors and themes that are important in this COP.