GIZ is a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has long-standing experience in coordinating and implementing projects as the implementing organisation of the German federal government. It was established in 1975 and has more than 30 years of experience in field of urban development and infrastructure finance.
GCoM is the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, uniting a global coalition of over 11,000 cities and local governments and 100+ supporting partners. The cities and partners of GCoM share a long-term vision of supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and towards a resilient and low-emission society. GCoM serves cities and local governments by mobilizing and supporting ambitious, measurable, planned climate and energy action in their communities by working with city/regional networks, national governments, and other partners to achieve our vision. Led by UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg and European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans, the coalition comprises cities across six continents and 142 countries, representing over one billion people or more than 13% of the global population.
The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a leading urban knowledge institution in the global south. It is India’s first prospective interdisciplinary national university that focuses on its ongoing urban and development transformation. IIHS faculty work on the convergence of research, policy and practice at the intersection of sustainability science, climate science and new urban science. IIHS has one of the largest concentrations of IPCC authors in a single South Asian institution, with leadership positions in chapters across three major reports over the AR5 and AR6 cycles, and two SR1.5 derivative reports - the Summary for Urban Policymakers and GCF supported Summary for Financial Decision Makers. IIHS faculty have been deeply involved in intergovernmental processes including the framing and negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework and the Paris Climate agreement.
Resilience First established in June 2018, is the world’s largest global business-led network with the purpose to advance resilience across business communities. It provides the ways and means to harness the collective will of its members to drive resilience at scale, in a world facing deep uncertainties and complex interdependencies. It does this by enabling businesses to collaborate, share, and co-create resilience and sustainable best practice for mutual benefit and that of society.