On November 8, with occasion of the 26th Convention of the Parties, Regions4, with its initiative RegionsAdapt, has organised a high-level side event.
The event “The leading role of regions in raising ambitions for adaptation and resilience” will look at 5 years of good practices and experiences from the initiative and its members, paying attention at how regional governments contribute to raise ambition on adaptation and how they foster a multi-level governance approach to climate action by collaborating with local and national counterparts.
It will further reveal common challenges and provide recommendations for policymakers to guide the development and implementation of national, regional, and local adaptation plans and strategies. Furthermore, it will show how mainstreaming adaptation through key relevant sectors can help accelerate ambition and how regional governments are working hand in hand with their national and local counterparts, fostering a multi-level governance approach for climate action.
Access the full concept note of the event in English, Spanish and French.
Register here to the attend the event.
The event will be a hybrid event, with participants attending virtually if they are not present at COP, and physically if the participants are present and have access to the COP26 blue zone. Those present at COP can join the event on the Multi-Level Action Pavillion.
The event will take place on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 2PM GMT and will have a duration of 90′.
Lead organizer: Regions4 Sustainable Development
Co-organizers (members of Regions4 and RegionsAdapt): Regional governments of the Basque Country, Gossas, CONGOPE Ecuador, Sao Paolo, Mancomunidad Regional de los Andes, Scotland, Lombardy, Catalonia and Flanders.
Partners: Race to Resilience, Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3), ORU-Fogar, European Committee of Regions (CoR), Assembly of European Regions, Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency (LGMA), CDP, Climate-KIC, World Resource Institute (WRI).
The event will have simultaneous translation into English, Spanish and French.