Event series on Local Climate Leadership in times of COVID-19

Event Series Summary

In the online event series „Local Climate Leadership in times of COVID-19: The case for collaborative action and national support”, experts looked at support mechanisms for local climate action and discussed urban multi-level climate governance in Germany and internationally.

The series kicked off with its first event on “The German multi-level climate support architecture”. For this session,  two expert practitioners from the Service and Competence Center for Municipal Climate Mitigation (SK:KK) and a project of the German National Climate Initiative discussed the institutional set-up of the German National Climate Initiative (NCI) and its mechanisms to foster local climate projects.

The second event on “How to mainstream climate projects into local governance frameworks” focused on how climate projects can be mainstreamed into cities’ governance frameworks. For this session, two experts from the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the city of Heidelberg, Germany, presented to an international audience how Germany’s national support programmes address municipalities’ needs in implementing local climate protection measures.

The concluding session “Collaborative Climate Action – Experiences from Local Leaders” took a closer look at climate projects in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, and in Hermosillo, Mexico. Having presented Germany’s multi-level support structure for local climate action, i.e. the National Climate Initiative and its support programmes, in the previous events, the third session shed light on how Collaborative Climate Action works in practice in other parts of the world.