27, May, 2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 1: City Level Climate Change Plans and Policies

Based on interviews with experts from Quito and Mexico City regarding their experiences with city level climate change planning, practitioners from Africa, Latin America and Asia discussed local realities, and considered means of enhancing urban climate plans and policies.

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Key Conclusions:

  • Climate change policy and planning are typically developed and implemented at the national, rather than at the city level. City actions are generally reactive following extreme climate-induced events.
  • National climate change policies and planning often do not correspond with distinct city level needs, and as such city level plans are necessary.
  • Institutional and financial government support for cities to develop bespoke plans would likely heighten the chances of developing meaningful city plans to tackle climate challenges.
  • Development and implementation of climate change strategies require effective governance at the city level.
  • Technical and financial collaboration from the private sector is key to implementing climate change policy and planning, particularly in cities with sparse resources.

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