Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Bulletin of May 2015
City climate action plans in spotlight at Oslo workshop
More than 30 experts from around the world met in Oslo, Norway on 2-3 March for a two-day expert group meeting on global Guidelines for City Climate Action Plans. The meeting was organized by UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) in close collaboration with Cities Alliance Joint Work Programme Partners, UNEP and the World Bank. In addition to those partners, participants included representatives from the Global Environment Facility, the World Resources Institute, Japan International Cooperation Agency, ICLEI, C40, the Government of Norway and the cities of Quito, Arendal, London, Seoul, Walvis Bay and Oslo. Also participating were experts from academia and the private sector. These experts discussed and shared experiences on city climate action planning. The meeting successfully closed with agreement on a basic set of building blocks for the guidelines and a solid drafting process towards the launching of a ‘version 1.0’. The targeted launch date will be during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-21) in Paris in December 2015. The Guidelines for city climate actions plans will complement UN-Habitat’s tools and guidance on city climate action.