Importance of local and regional government participation in financial disclosures

While corporations and capital market participants have been engaging with and reporting against the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations since 2017, local governments have been unable to disclose their climate-related information against the TCFD recommendations in a standardized and comparable manner, until now. This session shares why the TCFD matters to local… Read More

Financing data-driven climate action: A sub-national perspective

The climate emergency has put cities under pressure to define ambitious climate targets and accelerate the development of mitigation and adaptation actions whose impacts have to be measurable over time. Cities are called to make greener investment decisions, sometimes relying on limited data and science-driven information. To overcome these challenges, cities can leverage the use… Read More

Partnering with vulnerable groups for inclusive local climate investment prioritization and planning

  Cities around the world face pressure from increased urbanization rate, without holistic urban planning and with very limited municipal resources. As a result, city dwellers including women and youth, persons with disabilities, slum dwellers, minorities and marginalized groups experience inequality and increased vulnerability. But growing urbanization can be a transformative opportunity to achieve greater… Read More

Inclusive climate action approaches to accelerating a just transition

This session is a call to action for a stronger focus on just transition in climate action and finance in the context of international development cooperation. Just transition encompasses the ecological transformation of the entire economy and society with a special focus on social compatibility. Cities offer the opportunity to think about social inequality and… Read More

Innovative finance solutions to fund and implement urgent climate action

With existing good practice, available tools and expertise, this session brings information and knowledge to city representatives, both early stage and mature, also encouraging them to share their questions and experiences with each other. The workshop focuses on approaches taken, exploring what worked well and why. In the case of early stage projects, the session… Read More

Close the gap: Innovative finance for urban transformation

This 60-minute high-level dialogue brings together key leaders in a session focused on the urgency and emergency to finance urban transformation. The session will build on the Glasgow Climate Pact adopted at COP26 on scaling up finance and capacity building to enhance adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change. Mayors and key… Read More

Making climate justice a reality: A people-centered response to the climate emergency (Part II)

Responding to and tackling the climate emergency requires a robust engagement of all sectors and segments of society. While governments should ensure their own collaboration and alignment of policy implementation through multilevel governance, broader civil society needs to be empowered and incorporated in order to ensure that the climate emergency response is widespread, all-encompassing, and… Read More