• Wednesday 19 Oct 2016
  • Creative Collaboration on Climate Change and Public Spaces Regeneration for Making Better Cities

    Side Events
    Venue: R14
    Lead Organization:
    • Lima Cómo Vamos Ocupa Tu Calle Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
    Partner Organizations:
    • CEBEDS (WBCSD Brasil),
    • Fundacion Avina,

    Sustainable and resilient economy is the way for the nations signatory of the Paris Agreement, can achieve the goal of limiting global warming to 2° C by the end of the century, in order to reach the target of 1.5 ° C. Collaboration is key to achieving the ambitious objectives of this agreement. Throughout its 10 years of operations in Latin America, CDP has promoted partnerships between the public and private sector through learning and exchange of experiences provided by the reporting exercise. Lima Metropolitan one of the cities that report to CDP, has the project Occupy Your Street (OTC) promoted by Lima Cómo Vamos. This initiative seeks to create new public spaces and regenerate and revitalize already-existing spaces through low-scale, low-cost, fast implementation and high-impact urban interventions with the involvement of neighbours and private sector. OTC looks to empower local actors to promote the collaborative recovery of public spaces as places of interaction, social cohesion, and cultural expression.CDP & OTC are promoting a side event in format of panel with:Andreia Banhe / Florianne de Boer: Presentation of CDP cities 2016 report, showing how cities are essential for climate action, as well as how they are collaborating with regional governments, businesses and financial institutions to achieve effective climate action in cities. Mariana Alegre (Lima Cómo Vamos): Presentation of Occupy Your Street methodology for implementing urban interventions as a bottom-up strategy and the link with private sector.Marco Álvarez, Mayor of San Borja (Lima, Perú): Will share the city experiences tackling the challenges on effective climate change actions and public space revitalization that have a positive impact in the local businesses and its citizensRepresentative of private sector: Willshare its experience on how the private sector can collaborate with local government for climate actions.