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Thriving – Making Cities Green, Resilient and Inclusive in a Changing Climate

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Increasingly, climate change is exposing cities to extreme weather events, as well as to a wide variety of slower-moving stresses such as climbing average temperatures, sea-level rise, biodiversity loss, and damage to ecosystem services. At the same time, cities contribute to climate change, producing about 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Cities must thus play a role in climate mitigation while also adapting to better manage climate impacts. New analysis from the World Bank based on 10,000 cities across the globe provides a compass for policymakers at both the national and local levels on policy options for making cities greener, more resilient, and more inclusive in a changing climate. This session will engage prominent government officials including mayors and ministers as well as civil society to discuss the findings and recommendations from the report.

00:00 Welcome! COP27 | Making Cities Green, Resilient and Inclusive in a Changing Climate
01:59 Opening remarks
08:12 Main findings of the report
19:59 The case of Lagos State
27:23 Statistics and climate action
33:16 Impacts and opportunities
40:09 Closing remarks

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