One Planet Summit
C40 Cities is an official partner of the One planet Summit taking place on December 12th in Paris.
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris & Chair of C40 and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union & co-chair of Global Covenant of Mayors will co-chair a panel on Accelerating local and regional Climate Action.
The panel will ask, How can we enable cities and territories to reach their ambitions and actively contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement?
The role of local and regional governments is key to reach the global objectives of the Paris Agreement as they hold all the requirements for accelerating action before 2020. Cities, states and regions across the world are making strong commitments to take action on climate change, laying the groundwork for higher ambition by national governments. However, they do not always have clear pathways to finance the implementation of their commitments with the scale needed. Moreover, their contributions to the Paris Agreement and to National Determined Commitments (NDCs) could be better recognized.
This panel will display solutions to encourage a greater collaboration between public and private sectors and between the different levels of governments (international, national, regional and local), whose climate actions and strategies must be better aligned. It will also identify pathways for innovative finance in order to scale-up climate actions at the cities, states and regions level.