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Resilient and Regenerative Cities

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How can cities lead climate actions towards 2050, and what lies beyond?

The world is on a critical path towards limiting warming to 1.5°C while facing climate tipping points and major disruptions. With cities accounting for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions, cities play a key role in climate actions. It is vital for cities to lead with resilient and regenerative approaches, taking in account low-carbon transition, nature, well-being and community involvement.

Plenary I:
How do cities adapt and thrive in an era of climate emergency?

Cities play a crucial role in limiting greenhouse gas emissions from building and infrastructure systems. What are some steps that cities can take to overcome obstacles and accelerate the transition to a more resilient future?

Plenary II:
How do cities accelerate towards urban regeneration in harmony with nature?

Regenerative design moves beyond the standard of green and sustainable practices, and embodies the concept of 'giving back more than it takes' Can cities embrace this ethos and related principles in their planning and governance to promote resource sufficiency, human well-being, and the stewardship of natural ecosystems?