Hybrid event: 16 November, 16:30 – 18:00 (GMT+2)

U7 discussed the role of cities in realizing a sustainable society at COP27 in Egypt

Cities and regions in the UNFCCC process

The Urban7 group represented by ICLEI hosted a session at the UNFCCC COP27 in Egypt. The event titled “The Role of Cities in Realizing a Sustainable Society – Urban Agenda in G7 and UNFCCC-COP” took place on 16 November 2022 at the Multilevel Action Pavilion. Speakers included representatives from G7 city networks as well as the German and Japanese government.

One of the central themes of this year’s UNFCCC COP is the collaboration between local, national, and international governments to realize the climate goals, and for the first time in the history of the COP, the Egyptian Presidency organized a Ministerial conference on Climate and Urbanisation. Ahead of the conference, the Urban7 event invited national and local leaders to share their key expectations towards the  Egyptian Presidency program of the COP and see the prospects of the urban agenda under the Japanese G7 presidency in 2023.

The event recording as well as further details are available on the event webpage.