• Thursday 20 Oct 2016
  • UNFCCC’s Nairobi Work Programme and the Urban Climate Change Research Network: Catalyzing Climate Change Adaptation in Cities Through Knowledge

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room B
    Lead Organization:
    • United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change (UNFCCC).
    Partner Organizations:
    • Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN),
    • Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN),
    • UNFCCC/NWP Partner Organizations And UCCRN Partner Organizations.

    The networking event is co-organized by the Nairobi work programme (NWP), which is the knowledge centre and network on adaptation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) of Columbia University. The event provides the opportunity to present the NWP, by introducing its role in informing governments during the climate negotiations, its upcoming activities on human settlements, as well as the knowledge resources it has generated with contributions from its 320 partner organizations. In the field of urban adaptation, mitigation, and resilience, the UCCRN -- with its network of 750 expert scholars and urban practitioners -- is one of the key knowledge partners of the NWP, as evidenced by the Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) that will be presented during the event. Those presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion around two questions: (i) which knowledge needs preventing climate action are not being addressed by research networks?, (ii) how can research networks better collaborate, including with other organizations, policy-makers and practitioners, to scale up climate action on the ground? Networking opportunities will be provided to participants during the event.