In 2021, one of the main UN goal has been to strengthen climate action both in terms of building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by 2050 and on adaptation and resilience. In this context, UN-Habitat has launched the #ClimateAction4Cities campaign supported by the World Urban Campaign, focused on the immediate need for cities and national governments to reduce urban-based carbon emissions, build resilience to climate change particularly for the urban poor and build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic.
This campaign has been the starting point for a rich learning process engaging a diversity of actors such as city and community leaders, social workers, grassroots leaders, planners and researchers, scientists, business leaders, and journalists dedicating time and energy to face the challenges that climate change presents. The format adopted for this global conversation has been the Climate Action Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC), a participatory platform of the World Urban Campaign.
The World Urban Campaign Secretariat has compiled the results of UTCs and some 147 solutions gathered during the #ClimateAction4Cities campaign. The two reports reflect the very rich dialogue held during the 28 Urban Thinkers Campus session and the variety of solutions received by the WUC Secretariat through various channels.