The online session will focus on defining pathways for establishing more strategic cross-sectoral integration and multi-actor cooperation towards effective and economic emission and pollution reductions in urban areas and a fair and sustainable energy supply for all.
In light of the vast amount of actors, sectors and activities contributing to overall emissions and pollution levels in urban areas, current emission reduction strategies often fall short of addressing the manifold links between sectors that could not only unlock significant decarbonisation potentials but also boost the economic and social transformations required to reach local to national climate targets. The interactive workshop will build on insights from the Urban LEDS and Urban Pathways projects to highlight the importance and benefits of integrated low carbon emission development strategies for a fair and economically feasible sustainable transition.
Participants will be invited to explore examples of successful cross-sectoral approaches, as well as the benefits and success factors of an integrated strategy in different working groups focusing on the nexus between waste and energy and energy and transport guided by ICLEI and UNHABITAT experts.
Participation in the session will be possible on a first come first serve basis up to a maximum limit of participants to ensure effective and qualitative online exchanges in the group discussions.