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Keynote – Climate Solutions & cities: Priorities and evidence needs for the upcoming IPCC Special Report

June 10 / 17:0017:20

Winston Chow is Co-Chair of the IPCC’s Working Group II for its seventh assessment cycle, and Professor of Urban Climate at Singapore Management University’s College of Integrative Studies.

Key messages:

  • Local climate solutions have a large potential for meeting climate goals and more often than not co-align synergistically with improving human well-being & health.
  • Context is particularly important in the assessment of climate solutions. Finding adequate ways to represent local contexts in a global cities assessment, both by reflecting geospatial high resolution data and local knowledge, is key to providing a relevant special report.
  • Cities are the arena where local behavioral, infrastructural, and technology solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation are realized.
  • There is a key opportunity to advance the urban solutions by synthesizing the disparate solution-oriented evidence into discrete chunks of knowledge and typologies that can be easily drawn from by the IPCC author in the Special Report.

Followed by a panel on Challenges for policy learning from highly localized evidence 


June 10
17:00 – 17:20
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Winston Chow

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