Cities and Climate Change: Pathways to Urban Transformation

Climate and Energy College
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Climate Energy College

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Cities are on the frontlines of climate change in regard to both mitigation and adaptation. The Urban Climate Change Research Network’s Second Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities (ARC3.2) is the second in a series of global, science-based reports to examine climate risks, adaptation strategies, and mitigation actions in cities.

The ARC3.2 Report gives concrete solutions for cities for mitigation and adaptation; urban planning and design; equity and environmental justice; and carbon governance. This session will share key insights from the report, in particular the five pathways to urban transformation for cities to fulfil their climate change leadership potential.

Presented by the Australian-German Climate and Energy College and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI).

Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig leads the Climate Impacts Group at NASA GISS in New York City. She is Co-Director of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) and Co-Editor of the newly published Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2). She was Co-Chair of the Urban Thematic Group for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Campaign for an Urban Sustainability Development Goal (SDG).