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ADP Technical Expert Meetings: Urban environment








In Warsaw, the ADP requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the ADP Co-Chairs, technical expert meetings at each of the sessions of the ADP in 2014 to share policies, practices and technologies and address the necessary finance, technology and capacity building, with a special focus on actions with high mitigation potential.

In June, technical expert meetings focused on opportunities for action on urban environment and land use. Experts from Parties were encouraged to come prepared with actions and initiatives that Parties would like to advance, to share experience and engage in discussions oriented at achieving concrete and practical results. Organizations that are active in the respective areas were also encouraged to participate by sharing good practices and initiatives being undertaken with Parties and their potential for broader engagement, as well as by sharing information on different sources of support available to developing countries.  

The technical expert meeting on Urban Environment was complemented by the Forum on experiences and best practices of Cities and Subnational Authorities. The Forum allowed for the showcasing of specific initiatives, good practices and policy options and focused in more detail on the role of planning in creating an enabling environment for action.

During the March session, technical expert meetings focused on opportunities for action on renewable energy and energy efficiency.



Summary by the facilitator Mr. Brian Kilkelly (World Cities Network)

The detailed technical summary is included in the updated technical paper and its addendum on urban environments.

In addition, inspiring examples of urban climate action and action on land use to curb emissions are available by clicking on the respective links.

See highlights of the June 10 ADP Technical Expert Meeting on urban environment.


Follow up work on technical examination process to unlock mitigation opportunities for raising pre-2020 ambition

Follow-up meeting to the technical expert meetings on energy efficiency, renewable energy, urban environment and land-use improvements in the pre-2020 period
23 October 2014, 3 to 6 p.m. 
Bonn, Germany

The Co-Chairs have requested the secretariat to facilitate a follow-up meeting to the technical expert meetings on energy efficiency, renewable energy, urban environment and land-use improvements in the pre-2020 period. The meeting allowed Parties to take stock of actions undertaken since the technical expert meetings in March and June and to identify further opportunities for action in the areas considered thus far.


Background information
As indicated by the Co-Chairs in their message to Parties and observers, the technical examination process includes focused in-depth inter-sessional work to be conducted throughout the year by Parties, international organizations and partnerships with a view to enabling more Parties to take transformational action on the ground in delivering higher mitigation ambition. In the context of facilitating follow-up actions arising from the technical expert meetings in collaboration with relevant UNFCCC institutions, international organizations and initiatives, contact details of lead organisations and partnerships, which are keen to assist Parties in undertaking ambitious action urban environment and land use are made available on this webpage.
Contact details of Organizations and Partnership for further actions                                



ADP Virtual expo
Interested Parties and organizations are invited to upload here relevant material for the technical expert meetings on urban environment and land use, in addition to the existing cooperative initiatives already presented in the portal on the UNFCCC website. 
All uploaded material can be found at the ADP Virtual expo.


Presentations                                                                                                              ImageView webcast Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 Low-Carbon Livable Cities Initiative - Mr. James Close, World Banks's Director of Climate Policy and Finance, World Bank Group

Addressing barriers to investment in urban infrastructure - Mr. Matthew Lynch, Director of WBCSD's Urban Infrastructure Initiative

City of Malmö - Mr. Jonas Kamleh, Deputy Head, Urban Development and Climate, City of Malmö

City of Kampala - Ms. Jennifer Semakula Musisi, Executive Director of the City, Kampala Capital City Authority City of Bogota - Ms. Susana Muhamad, Secretary General of Bogota Mayor's Office

City of San Francisco, Philippines - Mr. Alfredo Arquillano, Former Mayor, San Francisco, Philippines 

Tokyo: Cap and Trade Program Lessons Learned - Mr. Masahiro Kimura, Director, Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program

GEF Support for Sustainable Cities - Mr. Franck Jesus, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Global Environment Facility

Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Statement by Ms. Renate Christ 


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