Wednesday, June 29, 2022
This event led by WRI, in partnership with SDI, C40 and ICLEI, will demonstrate how national, state and city/metropolitan governments can collaborate to make cities around the world more equitable and sustainable. We will share concrete examples of how these actors might work together with each other and with key stakeholder groups, to put equity at the center of decisions related to cities and climate.
The session will draw on research by WRI and partners in the World Resources Report, Towards a More Equal City, and the Coalition for Urban Transition’s Seizing the Urban Opportunity. The session will also serve as the official announcement of the 2021-2022 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities finalists, showcasing how to adapt to uncertainty and disruption in equitable and sustainable ways.
We will feature a range of national, regional, local and community leaders as well as experts, working to unpack how to deliver on the promise of multi-level action means by exploring themes of urban infrastructure, service delivery, finance, data and governance. The audience will learn how multi-level action can help advance the principles of the New Urban Agenda, driving transformative climate action and a rapid shift to more equitable and sustainable cities.