On 12th October 2021 Professor Vanesa Castán Broto will participate in a panel discussion at the virtual international conference Innovate4Cities 2021. Partner organizations, Cities Alliance, the CLGF and UKRI will be hosting a session entitled Innovation for Inclusive, Resilient and Climate-Neutral Cities on the nexus between climate resilience and urban poverty and informality. The main objectives of this joint-initiative are to strengthen the narrative on the relevance of addressing urban informality and inequality in tackling climate change challenges; and identify priorities for action and collaborations among practitioners and researchers at the local level.

The session will include a panel discussion with sector experts, academic institutions, government and local organizations representatives highlighting the realities of informality and inequality in cities and the opportunities of working with marginalised communities vulnerable to climate change to achieve climate justice. It will engage a multiplicity of members and partners focusing on the global south, and target a global audience. There will also be a Q&A session. The considerations initiated during this event will culminate in a high-level debate during the COP 26 in Glasgow, UK.

Register to the Innovate 4 Cities conference here or using the QR code in the main image.