On 05th – 7th March 2018 UEP researchers Johannes Klein and Alexandra Jurgilevich attended the IPCC organized conference Cities and Climate Change Conference. The 3-day conference, organized in Edmonton, Canada, brought together the three communities: academics, practitioners and urban policy-makers. The aim of the conference was to jointly assess the current state of academic and practice-based knowledge on cities and climate change, to identify the gaps and to put forward a global research agenda on cities’ efficient responses to climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges. The conference materials will provide inputs to the next IPCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6) and to the Special Report on Cities and Climate change for the IPCC’s Seventh Assessment Report (AR7).
Johannes gave a presentation within the theme “Financing Climate Risk at the City-level: Promoting dialogue between public and private actors”. Alexandra presented the results of her PhD study on the “Dynamics of vulnerability and exposure in urban areas”. More information about the conference and its outputs here: https://citiesipcc.org/