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Launching of Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Plans

By on 11/17/2015

When:             Friday 4 December, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Venue:            Blue Zone, Climate Change Studio

Background:  

Cities account for a significant proportion of the world’s greenhouse gases, and are homes to concentrated populations that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Climate action planning represents a core tool or discipline for developing comprehensive, coherent, and effective approaches to reducing emissions and building climate resilience in cities.

Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning have been developed through a year-long participatory process involving a variety of types of partners and stakeholders. The process (coordinated by UN-Habitat) included a partners’ meeting in Lima (December 2014), a survey of partners and stakeholders (February 2015), and Expert Group Meetings in Oslo (March 2015) and Bonn (June 2015).

An eight person partners’ Drafting Committee drafted the Guiding Principles and took them through an extensive peer review and revision process. All in all over a hundred persons contributed to this effort. To date (10 November 2015) the Guiding Principles have garnered over 44 endorsements from partners.

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