The City Academy was co-organized by the GPSC Resource Team, the consortium made up of C40, ICLEI and WRI. This academy had the following objectives for participants:
Understanding that climate action in cities are deliberate efforts to reduce GHG emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Raise awareness that Climate Action Plans are instruments to accelerate action that require collaboration across multiple sectors and stakeholders.
Understanding the importance of cities in the global efforts to tackle climate change. Cities are convening places to accelerate climate action and harness economic and social benefits.
Identify the wealth of tools, resources and protocols that are available for city practitioners to further consult and advance their understanding about local climate action planning.
Recognizing that other cities around the world are taking action and there is an opportunity to learn from city peers.
Below is an outline of the two-day event’s agenda, along with several of the presentations which are available for download. You can download the summary report here.