Cities play a key role in the fight against climate change not only because they account for most of the GHG emissions and energy consumption worldwide, but also because they concentrate wealth and innovation. In this context, it is crucial to provide opportunities for cities to exchange their innovative approaches to cope with climate change, as well as the lessons learnt from their implementation. Accordingly, this event aims at generating a platform where cities can exchange experiences regarding sustainable urban infrastructure.
Urban Pathways is organizing the event in partnership with the Sustainable Intermediate Cities Program from the GIZ Ecuador and the Metropolitan Institute of Urban Planning of the Municipality of Quito. The event will include 4 days. In the first day, the target group will be the mayors of partner cities. The second day is dedicated for city-to-city exchange, which includes presentations by cities about their innovative low carbon infrastructure solution. The third day will include presentation in the three UP areas (mobility, energy and resources) by experts. The fourth day will bring city officials and academia together to contribute to the first draft of urban agenda of Ecuador. The event will contribute to the capacity development activities in Urban Pathways partner cities in Latin America. Maria Munoz Barriga, Research Fellow in the Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Division at the Wuppertal Institute, will participate in the event as a speaker and moderator.
The events participants come from different groups: city representative, city official and academia. The official language of the event is Spanish.