COP26 - Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day
Place: MPGCA Amphitheatre SSE Hydro, COP26 Blue Zone
Time: 10:30 - 13:15 BST
Cities, regions and their built environment are at the forefront of the climate emergency. With their actions towards halving emissions by 2030, they are catalysts of the green and just transition and recovery from COVID-19. This event will explore how human settlements can inspire radical behavioral and consumption changes for people to lead lives compatible with a 1.5°C lifestyle, especially looking through the lenses of the key pillars of the Human Settlements pathway: the built environment and waste and consumption. Critically, the event will demonstrate the key enablers and market drivers of the entire buildings and construction value chain to influence innovative action, as well as circular economy approaches towards a net-zero resilient transition
The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) is an important mechanism to strengthen collaboration between governments and non-party stakeholders in the lead up to the COPs, and is a key process of the UNFCCC. The MPGCA supports implementation of the Paris Agreement by enabling collaboration between governments and the cities, regions, businesses and investors that must act on climate change.
The Climate Action Pathways are a vital part of the Marrakech Partnership tools to enhance climate action and ambition towards fully implementing the Paris Agreement. First launched in 2019, they set out sectoral visions for achieving a 1.5° C resilient world in 2050, with overarching transformational milestones, and key impacts that need to be achieved to realize them.
ICLEI has co-authored the Human Settlements Pathway together with UNEP and GlobalABC, taking the lead on the Waste and Consumption area. With the input of countless partners, two key documents that structure the work in the Human Settlements Pathway have been published ahead of COP26 in Glasgow: the Vision and Summary and the Action Table with recommended sectoral actions for different stakeholders.