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Side Event supporting NDCs implementation in urban areas

New 03/04/2018
The RECNET network organized a Side Event within Cities 2018 Conference IPCC on 7th March Salon 6, in Edmonton, Canada.

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The panellists / presenters have discussed how to investigate the implementation of an NDC partnership with mind in relation to urban adaptation under the umbrella of vertical integration. The issue is very relevant for LDCs and SIDS. The last part of the session has consolidated the results and results of the presentations and discussions in future opportunities and research gaps.


The urban National Determined Contributions (NDCs) community is a coalition ready to accelerate climate action before 2020 and beyond between civil society, the scientific community, the private sector and all levels of government, including cities and regions.

The inclusion of urban related content in NDCs is encouraging given urbanization trends across the world. Are the most rapidly urbanizing regions of African and Asian address urban issues in their NDCs and to what extent? The results are especially encouraging for the future development of inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities, considering the fast urbanizing regions and expected future the urban growth.

Furthermore the session has discussed the NDCs focus, whether is on adaptation or mitigation or generally more balanced. Moreover, one important related issue that this event will address is the integration of local and regional climate action into NDCs.


Session convener and moderator:

– Prof. Dr. Nicola Tollin,

Professor wsr on Urban Resilience

University of Southern Denmark


– Honourable Dr. Gale T. C. Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development

Government of St. Lucia

– Dr. Veronica Arias, Environment Secretary

Quito Metropolitan Government

– Prof. Dr. Johannes Hamhaber, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics


– Marcus Mayr, Associate Expert Urban Planning and Climate Change


– David Oehmen, Associate Programme Officer, Adaptation Programme




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UNESCO Chair on Sustainability