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Events at the Cities & Regions Pavilion: 9 December
Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot
On Wednesday, 9 December at 11:15, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank will host a session showcasing the GEF's exciting new Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot, which promotes sustainable urban development through a city-based approach that recognizes that cities are on the front line dealing with environmental challenges.
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Financing Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Urban Project
This session on Wednesday, 9 December at 16:00 will showcase the roles, opportunities and constraints faced by Cities Alliance members and cities in developing and financing urban climate investments. The event will include discussion of specific projects proposed by cities under the Transformative Action Program (TAP).
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Are you SuRe®?
SuRe® – the Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure is a global voluntary sustainability standard for infrastructure projects. This session on Wednesday, 9 December at 17:30 will explore how the SuRe® standard can be applied in urban areas and ways in which the Transformative Actions Program (TAP) can make use of the standard.
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“A Question Of Mindset And Smart Thinking” For Low-Carbon Cities

Siemens AG and Danfoss hosted a session at the Cities & Regions Pavilion at COP21 on Tuesday, 8 December. Entitled “Accelerating Low-Carbon Development in Emerging Cities through City-Business Cooperation,” the session convened global business leaders and mayors to discuss low-carbon investments and the potential for city-business collaboration in emerging middleweight cities.

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Building Capacity To Deliver Local Climate Finance

Hosted by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), this session at the Cities & Regions Pavilion on Monday, 7 December allowed a high-level international panel to discuss their experiences and to assess what has worked in terms of delivering climate finance at the local level, and what needs to be improved to further enable local climate action.

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A Case For Transit Oriented Development

Bringing together the cities of Tshwane, Mexico City and Bogotá, and hosted by Tshwane, this session at the Cities & Regions Pavilion focused on Transit Oriented Development (TOD), an integrated urban planning principle for compact, walkable, and mixed-use communities centred around high-quality transport.

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Cities And Regions Moving Towards 100% Renewable Energy

The cities of Paris, Vancouver, Tshwane, Malmö and Jeju Province took the stage on Monday, 7 December at the Cities & Regions Pavilion to share with the audience strategies for a transition towards renewables. The political leaders in this open session also pointed to some common ingredients for success in triggering a commitment towards 100% renewable energy.

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Cities & Subnationals Day at COP21
Cities And Subnationals Advance Agenda At COP21 Focus Event

The Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) focus event on Cities and Subnationals on 8 December at COP21 touched on all aspects of local climate action, offering the perspective of experts, UN agencies and local leaders. Mayors and representatives of a range of organizations joined Al Gore and Arnold Schwarznegger in addressing the summit.

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Flagship Event On Cities And Regions: The Globalization Of The Covenant Of Mayors

During the event, local leaders presented their experiences in mitigating and adispting to the effects of climate change. James Nxumalo (Mayor, Durban) and Matt Applebaum (Mayor, Boulder) were among the speakers.

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City Mayors Respond To Urban Poor Through Climate Action

On 8 December 2015, Mayor James Nxumalo of Durban, South Africa joined Councillor Wayne Walker of Auckland, New Zealand; Amal-Lee Amin, Division Chief of Infrastructure and Environmental Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); and Cristiana Fragola, Regional Director for Europe and Middle East at 100 Resilient Cities for a panel discussion focusing on the positive impacts of climate action on the urban poor. The session was convened as part of the Momentum for Change Initiative led by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat.

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LGMA High Level Intervention

On 8 December, Ulrich Sumptoh, Lord Mayor, Port Vila, Vanuatu delivered an intervention for Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency at the COP21 High Level Segment. Through the intervention, Lord Mayor Sumptoh urged Parties to agree on an inclusive, ambitious and fair outcome that includes effective engagement of all levels of governments and non-state actors, a commitment to global climate neutrality or 100% renewable energy by 2050, a vision for adaptation and a framework for loss-and-damage and mobilization of technical and financial resources.

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Pavilion Schedule: 9 December
Agora Hall

11:15-12:45: Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot:
13:00-16:00: East Asia TAP Time
16:00-17:30: Financing Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Urban Projects
17:30-18:45: Are you SuRe®?

Workshop Room

11:00-12:00: City-Business Cooperation Workshops
14:00-15:00: Future Cities Catapult

16:00-17:30: East Asia TAP Workshop
17:30-19:00: TAP Financiers' Meetings
Pavilion Partners
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