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IV Workshop on pre-2020 ambition: urbanization and the role of governments in facilitating climate action in cities



The workshop facilitated sharing of experiences on implementation of policies that national governments are putting in place to incentivize climate change actions in two urbanization related thematic areas of transport and buildings, including examples of complementary policies and
actions of national, regional/state and local governments. Workshop also heard about international cooperative initiatives, including efforts of private sector and civil society, in supporting different levels
of government in implementation of measures in transport and building thematic areas.

H.E. Mr. Burhan Gafoor, Singapore's Ambassador and Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, facilitated the workshop.

 Presentations
pdf-icon Raising Global level of ambition through Local climate action (1410 kB)
Mr. Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy,
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) -
Local Governments for Sustainability
14 Nov 2013

pdf-icon Urbanization and the role of governments in facilitating climate
action in cities
(1723 kB) , Ms. Karin Kemper, Director for Climate Change,
World Bank

14 Nov 2013
pdf-icon The need for sustainable, low carbon transport policies to accelerate
sustainable development
(5328 kB) , Mr. Cornie Huizenga, Co-Convener,
Partnership on sustainable low carbon transport
14 Nov 2013
pdf-icon Urbanization and the role of Government in facilitating action in cities:
Migration potential in the building sector
(3317 kB) , Mr. Mohamed El-Soufi, Coordinator,
Global Housing Strategy, UN Habitat
14 Nov 2013

The workshop was concluded with a brief summary by the facilitator
(pdf-icon Take home messages from the Facilitator (108 kB) ).