It’s not all about megacities. Small and medium municipalities join forces to deliver impactful climate action.

Cities have been making headlines this COP, but it’s often the climate action of big player metropoles that we see showcased. Small and medium cities have been mobilizing with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) to take on the climate crisis. At the session ‘Accelerating local climate action in medium & small municipalities committed to 

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How knowledge brokering is catalyzing resilience and gender equity in Global South’s climate plans

The uneven distribution of climate impacts between the Global North and South is irrefutable. As the Global South mobilizes to build the resilience of its communities, their primary tool is knowledge – and lots of it. Held at the Multilevel Action Pavilion, the session Time4MultilevelAction Dialogues: Global South showcased the knowledge products and services less 

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Regions employ nature-based, financial and legal instruments to outperform on adaptation

While climate measures have sought to mitigate future climate change through reducing emission levels, efforts to adapt communities to harmful changes happening now have fallen short. Frustrated by the lethargy of national adaptation strategies, regions are employing all the tools in their power to build resilience.  On Adaptation, Loss and Damage day at COP26, regional 

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Why there won’t be climate action without culture and youth.

“What of the past will the present save for the future?”.  That’s how Andrew Potts, Coordinator of Climate Heritage Network, opened the session Culture Driving Climate Resilient Futures: An Intergenerational Dialogue, on COP26 Youth Day at the Multilevel Action Pavilion. Here panellists of all ages convened to discuss how concepts of cultural heritage had propelled 

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Five things cities and regions are bringing to Glasgow

The 26th, and arguably one of the most pivotal, Conference of the Parties (COP) on climate begins in Glasgow. Whatever the outcomes agreed upon during the climate negotiations, one thing is clear: they will directly impact cities and regions. That’s why the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency (LGMA), the official representative of local and 

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8 events to watch for at the COP26 Multilevel Action Pavilion

Sunday kicks off the COP26 climate negotiations process in Glasgow. The Conference of the Parties (COP) convenes all signatories of the UNFCCC international climate treaty to assess its progress. There are two negotiation areas that have the world holding their breath: the new, improved Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and implementation of the developed nations’ $100 

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Cars are out. Bikes are in. Sustainable mobility is making waves in Malmö.

By Lucas Dietrichson, Communication Strategist, City of Malmö and Braoin MacLauchlan, Communications Assistant, ICLEI World Secreteriat Malmö is growing. And with that, more people will need sustainable modes of transport. This is how Malmö is changing both the city’s infrastructure and mindset to succeed. Malmö is popular. It’s Sweden’s fastest growing city, with many commuting 

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Two birds, one stone. How Öresund’s unique cross-border metro will boost labor markets and help reach climate targets.

By Lucas Dietrichson, Communication Strategist, City of Malmö and Braoin MacLauchlan, Communications Assistant, ICLEI World Secreteriat As one part of Öresund grapples with looming labor shortages due to its ageing population, another struggles to remain attractive for its primarily younger residents. The first international metro in Europe offers to join these two parts and alleviate 

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Why the end of Daring Cities is just the beginning…

After five packed days of discussion, workshops and networking on everything from multi-level collaborations to addressing land capture, Daring Cities 2021 has come to a close. But the journey doesn’t end here. We reflect on the achievements of the week and how Daring Cities’ outcomes will sow the seeds for the climate discussions at COP26 

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Why city-level data will be the key to unlocking impactful climate action

Data. It permeates every aspect of our lives, there’s more of it now than ever, and it might just be the key to us reaching our climate goals. Together with cutting-edge modelling systems, it’s helped us understand the gravity of the climate crisis. And together with innovative technologies, it is helping us build our capacity 

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