|Organization: Cities Footprint Project / Proyecto Huella De Ciudades|
|SASA-Servicios Ambientales S.A. CAF-Development Bank Of Latin America|
|CDKN-Climate Development Knowledge Network FFLA-Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano|
Following the results of the side events held in the framework of the pre-Habitat III process in Cuenca (Ecuador) and Toluca (Mexico), this high level event aims to provide a dialogue space for Mayors of Latin American cities that are part of the Cities Footprint Project (www.citiesfootprint.com), and others, in relation to the role of municipal governments regarding climate change, focusing on the major developments and progress made, and common challenges identified at the local level in the region, as well as the best ways to overcome all the identified barriers, individually and collectively. In this sense, the event will promote the exchange of information on initiatives and best practices that Latin American cities are already using to access climate funding, integrate climate change indicators in their municipal planning and strategies, as well as the best actions to overcome challenges identified at the local level. The main outcome expected will be the subscription of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the cities, with the commitment of working together towards the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions, especially through promoting more spaces for knowledge exchange between cities, south-south and north-south cooperation, a process of town twinning, among other activities.