The collaboration takes place within the experience in research of RECNET in topics of climate resilience of cities.
Barcelona, September 2, 2020 The publication seeks to become a guide for the elements related to climate action at the urban level to be included within the Nationally Determined Contributions -NDC-.
The mentioned NDC corresponds to the commitments of the nations on their way to guarantee actions to reduce their emissions and also adapting to climate change through strategies and policies at the national level. The guide also aims to improve, support, implement, position and create management scenarios in which it is possible include the issues of urban climate action around the NDCs into public governments and stakeholders. Nicola Tollin, professor at the University of Southern in Denmark, member of Recnet and of the UNESCO Chair of Sustainability at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, as an expert on urban resilience issues in climate change, collaborated in the publication based on his research in the area of sustainable transition planning and design processes for cities and their regions. About Recnet With a network of more than 90 entities from 11 different countries, the main work of RECNET Network is the promotion of Participatory Community Development through the transfer of experiences and the promotion of socio-environmental actions activities, which allow promoting, linking and articulating the empowerment of all the actors involved. RECNET focuses on four main areas of work (energy, water, territory and biodiversity), aimed at key challenges that must be in constant innovation and research: 1. Adaptation and mitigation of climate change 2. Intangible Heritage 3. Green and circular economy The guide can be downloaded at this link https://unhabitat.org/enhancing-nationally-determined-contributions-ndcs-through-urban-climate-action