Boosting Euro-Mediterranean Urban Climate Action in the run-up to COP 27

COP 27, which is to take place in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt in November 2022, represents a unique opportunity to promote joined-up Mediterranean urban climate action. The summit’s prioritization of adaptation and finance for adaptation are particularly relevant for cities in the South and East Mediterranean which face greater risks from climate and environmental changes and damages. In preparation for COP 27, CIDOB’s Global Cities Programme and CREAF, with the support of Barcelona City Council, are organizing a one-day workshop to (1) identify key areas and next steps for collective urban climate action across the Mediterranean basin, and (2) establish regional cities’ primary concerns to bring to the table at COP 27. To encourage a science-based multi-level dialogue, the workshop gathers experts and representatives of city networks and intergovernmental organizations. The discussions of the workshop will be organized around two panels addressing key underlying themes of COP 27 and the specificities of urban climate action in the Mediterranean region: 1) climate adaptation and finance; and 2) rapid urban growth.

Name of Organization
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)
Event City and Country
Barcelona, Spain
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