The decarbonisation debate: exploring climate action for equitable cities

Virtual Mobilising Whole of Society Climate Action By registration Development Energy Finance Innovation and Technology Politics and Policy Resilience

About this Event

The climate emergency disproportionately affects the one billion people living in low-income and informal urban settlements. Despite contributing least to the climate crisis, their lives and livelihoods are increasingly threatened by climate impacts such as flooding, rising sea levels, extreme heat and drought.

To protect those most at risk on our warming and increasingly urban planet, urban policy, planning and practice must provide low-carbon, resilient housing and basic services, particularly for low-income populations.

This event on 24 June will explore opportunities for climate change mitigation policies and practices to respond to poverty and support social justice in cities and the agendas of urban social movements.

Sonia Dias, global waste specialist, WIEGO – Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing
Michael Roll, sociologist and senior researcher at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), member of the Transformative Urban Coalitions (TUC) project
Nura Ali, PhD researcher, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL
Anna Walnycki, principal researcher, human settlements, IIED (moderator)
Tucker Landesman, senior researcher, human settlements (moderator)