Multi-Level Governance for Effective Urban Climate Action in the Global South
As recognized by the Paris Agreement, cities play an important role to mitigate and adapt to climate change as cities can mobilize strong and ambitious climate action. To ensure effective climate action, multi-level governance is essential as it calls for all state and non-state actors to act on climate change. Thus, multi-level governance holds immense power to assist urban areas in the Global South to enhance their resilience and grow in climate-friendly ways. It is in appreciation of the important role of multi-level governance that this guide has been developed to offer an understanding on how to improve horizontal and vertical coordination among different levels of government as well as leveraging the contributions of non-state actors such as the private sector, civil societies, community organizations, and academia, among others, in the Global South.