Climate Finance for Cities: Accelerating Urban Climate Action, Adaptation & the Implementation of NDCs

2 December, 10:30 – 11:45

Brazil Pavilion – Auditório 1, Blue Zone

Recognising mayors’ climate leadership, this event focuses on the urgent need for increased climate financing in cities to accelerate urban climate action, sharing policy implementation learnings from cities and exploring opportunities for scalability and impact.

Loss & Damage: An Urban Perspective

2 December, 17:30 – 18:30

Multi-Level Action Pavilion, Blue Zone

Focusing on urban loss and damage challenges, this event will explore local government solutions, identify gaps such as financing, and highlight effective responses to national and international entities.

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Unlocking the Just Transition Through Local Action

5 December, 14:30 – 15:30

Global Climate Action Arena 1 (Al-Hur), Blue Zone

Amidst the global climate crisis and rising cost of living, this event explores opportunities in our cities to deliver good, green jobs, fostering a climate workforce for safer, prosperous economies worldwide.

Freight to Zero: Decarbonising Urban Freight Transportation

6 December, 10:00 – 11:00

Global Climate Action Lab 2 (Al Jeer), Blue Zone

This event brings together key stakeholders to identify opportunities for financial and technological resource investment, to accelerate the adoption of electric medium- and heavy-duty freight vehicles in urban areas.

Cities Leading the Way on Sustainable Food and Climate

6 December, 10:00 – 11:30

Women’s Pavilion Majlis, Green Zone

This session highlights cities as major consumers of food and showcases how local transformative actions, supported by new tools, can enhance people’s lives, prosperity, and planetary health, urging national governments to integrate food in their NDCs.

How Cities are Leading a Just Transition to Build a Healthier World

6 December, 11:15 – 12:30

WHO Pavilion, Blue Zone

Emphasising climate justice, this event spotlights the health impacts of ongoing fossil fuel use, urging greater global ambition to phase out fossil fuels while showcasing city-led action that saves lives, creates green jobs, and ensures energy security.

Climate Cooperation for a Green and Thriving Urban Future

8 December, 14:45 – 16:00

China Pavilion, Blue Zone

This event offers mayors and urban climate practitioners from China and around the world an opportunity to showcase the economic and social benefits of urban climate action, fostering dialogue and cooperation.

Driving Maritime Shipping Decarbonisation Solutions

9 December, 09:00 – 10:00

US Pavilion, Blue Zone

This panel session will highlight the progress made over the last two years through C40’s work on green shipping corridors, showcasing their potential to reduce global shipping emissions through city collaboration, innovation, and policy influence.

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