Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
World Urban Forum 10
Hall 2, Room 3


Wednesday, February 12, 16:30-18:30 GST

Networking Event: Localising Global Agendas – the Case of Collaborative Climate Action

The 6-day World Urban Forum is the world’s biggest urban conference to discuss the battle against unmanaged and rapid urbanisation and the increasingly threatening impacts of climate change including the ramifications on the urban population. Cities play a vital role in fighting climate change and in achieving the much-needed transformation towards carbon neutral societies. Around the globe, cities are taking action to deliver on the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. However, cities cannot achieve the necessary transformational change on their own. To tap their full potential joint efforts and collaboration across levels of government are needed.

At the conference, the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will hold a joint networking event. The event is open to everyone and does not require prior registration. The goal of the session is to increase the knowledge of national and subnational stakeholders on the concept of Collaborative Climate Action and their respective roles in advancing multi-level climate governance across the three global agendas. In an interactive session, participants will get the chance to collaboratively develop recommendations on how to foster Collaborative Climate Action as well as to enhance their networks. The event will be facilitated by moderators and speakers from, among others, BMU, OECD, World Bank and ICLEI.

Come join this exciting event at WUF10 to learn more about the highly relevant topic of Collaborative Climate Action and to expand your professional network!