Spotlight on Cities IPCC and WUF9: URBANET features interviews and reports

Spotlight on Cities IPCC and WUF9: URBANET features interviews and reports

From 5 - 7 March 2018, urban and climate researchers, practitioners, and policymakers braved the cold of Edmonton, Canada, to discuss some of the century’s hottest issues at the Cities and Climate Change Science conference. Stephen Leahy has covered the conference for URBANET and takes a look back and ahead. Moreover, Julie Greenwalt explains how Cities Alliance is working to ensure that issues critical to the Global South will be emphasised in these landmark discussions. On the occasion of International Women´s Day, URBANET also explores the link between cities, climate change and gender. In a video interview, Laids Mias-Cea from UN-Habitat explains why women and youth are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. For more stories and opinion pieces on gender in the city visit our weblog. While the Cities IPCC conference puts a spotlight on urban climate issues at the global level, many cities and towns are already taking action. Ulrich Gunka introduces a front runner project by the German city of Saerbeck and shows how German and U.S. towns partner on climate action, and how the partnership can serve as a model for many other cities.

Also check out our reporting on the 9th session of the World Urban Forum! Gregory Scruggs has been closely following the discussions from the world’s largest gathering of urbanists. Find out what happened and read many more stories on URBANET or subscribe to our newsletter to get monthly updates. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook or become an author yourself by sending an email to marie-sophie.schwarz@giz.de and johanna.bade@giz.de! We hope you enjoy reading URBANET!

The URBANET-Team


Article by Johanna Bade, Marie-Sophie Schwarz
Photo credits: IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis