Exploring opportunities for collaboration and co-creation for evidence-based action
The Summary for Urban Policymakers of the IPCC Sixth Assessment report series was launched at COP 27 on 11 November 2022
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A series of global and regional consultations brought public and private sector representatives together with IPCC authors. During these meetings, stakeholders discussed the latest science and prioritized findings and key points for city and business decision makers. They also explored additional avenues for collaborative action. The outcomes of these discussions are integrated into the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) reports.
Bringing climate scientists, cities and businesses together
The SUP draws upon a series of regional and global convenings between scientists who wrote the three reports; and city officials and business representatives who provided a bridge between science, policy and practice. Together, they:
- Reviewed the findings of six SUP AR6 reports, from 2018 to 2022
- Prioritized key actions for urban policymakers and business decision makers
- Explored avenues for collaborative and convergent action
The regional and global convenings helped translate relevant and recent climate science to foster urban action, by strengthening the coordinated implementation of sustainable development, climate adaptation and mitigation.
SUP Global and Regional Convenings
SUP global and regional convenings were linked to key Climate Change and Urban events over 2022, to enable convergence between stakeholder communities and the opportunity for inclusive dialogue.
Excerpts from the launch of the SUP initiative at COP26, Glasgow
|Event Type||Associated Event||Location||Date|
|Global SUP Initiative Launch||COP 26||Glasgow, United Kingdom||11 Nov 2021|
|City and Business Leaders Consultation – Europe||ICLEI World Congress||Malmö, Sweden||12 May 2022|
|City and Business Leaders Consultation – Africa||Africities Summit||Kisumu, Kenya||20 May 2022|
|City and Business Leaders Consultation – North America||–||North America||9-10 June 2022|
|City and Business Leaders Consultation – Oceania and East Asia||–||Oceania & East Asia||14-15 June 2022|
|Cities and City Network Consultation||World Urban Forum||Katowice, Poland||28 Jun 2022|
|City and Business Leaders Consultation – South and South East Asia||–||South & Southeast Asia||12-13 July 2022|
|City and Business Leaders Consultation||–||Latin America||14-15 July 2022|
|SUP Volume II & III Authors In-Person/Hybrid Convening||–||London, United Kingdom||18 & 20 July 2022|
|Global City and Business Leaders Consultation||–||London, United Kingdom||19 Jul 2022|
|Global Clean Energy Action Forum||Virtual||Pittsburgh, PA||23 Sep 2022|
|Global Consultation – SUP Action Agenda||ICLEI Daring Cities||Virtual||5 Oct 2022|
|Global Consultation – SUP Action Agenda||UCLG World Congress, Daejeon, Korea||Daejeon, Korea||12 Oct 2022|
|Global Consultation – SUP Action Agenda||C40 Summit||Buenos Aires, Argentina||19 Oct 2022|
|SUP Volume I-III Launch||COP 27||Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt||11 Nov 2022|
|SUP Action Agenda Launch||COP 27||Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt||16 Nov|