The Talanoa Dialogue: How Cities and Regions Can Deliver on the Promise of the Paris Agreement

By | 2018-05-02T11:03:31+00:00 April 27th 2018|climate change & resilience, participation, peer learning & co production, , , , , , |

Why should urban, regional and national decision-makers alike pay attention to the Talanoa Dialogue? This process, which was initiated by the Fijian COP23 Presidency, presents an exciting opportunity to align the national and subnational spheres of climate action. Throughout 2018, URBANET will report on the issue in a new series of articles.

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Cities are key for successful global climate policy

By | 2017-11-01T16:24:45+00:00 November 1st 2017|global urban debates, , , , , , , , |

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) starts next week. It is often stated that cities are key for implementing 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda. But what exactly is needed for cities to fulfil this important role? Dirk Messner and Benno Pilardeaux call for better coordination, increased recognition on the global level, and more financial support.

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