Multilevel governance, cooperation and just transition: resilience leaves no one behind

This stream investigates and seeks linkages between 3 important - and connected - components of resilience:

a) Multi-level governance: the need to include different levels of government from local to regional, national and European into the resilience discussion.

b) (Inter-departmental) collaboration: the cross-cutting and transversal nature of resilience and the need to overcome silos as key for implementation, by mainstreaming resilience across various sectors, e.g., procurement, culture, mobility, health, governance.

c) Just transition: reflecting on the need to put people at the centre to ensure a fair and just climate resilience, monitoring and evaluating justice in resilience, and fostering discussions on challenges, innovations, and solutions around topics such as governance, just transition, participation and citizen engagement.

Most importantly, sessions within this stream will look at how to move from problems to solutions.

Guiding questions:
How to measure NBS co-benefits to thriving societies?
How to strengthen the participation of National governments into regional resilience discussions?
How to better integrate mitigation and adaptation, and ensure a collaborative environment into city and region administrations?
How to monitor citizen engagement in resilience planning and implementation?


Explore the sessions in this stream
Multi-level governance: coordinating for climate adaptation

This session follows a high-level panel on multi-level governance and a breakout session looking at the collaboration between national and local levels in the framework of the EU Mission for Smart and Climate Neutral Cities. It aims at analysing multi-level governance for climate adaptation, focusing on vertical cooperation and strategies for replication. Emphasis is on the regional level's pivotal role in financing, policy, participation, and coordination between national and local levels.

Just Resilience across Europe – Building our collective capacities on the ''what, why and how''

As increasing attention is placed on building Europe's resilience to climate change, there is growing recognition that particular groups of people face disproportionate risks that must be addressed if we are to ensure adaptation actions ''leave nobody behind''. Join our thought-provoking panel where speakers will delve into the ''what, why, and how'' of Just Resilience across Europe.  Featuring presentations that move from theory to practice at local, regional and national levels, the session will subsequently engage with the session’s audience so as to inspire future justice-oriented actions.

Co-creating inclusive climate adaptation solutions: an interactive workshop on citizen engagement

This session will provide a space for exchange on challenges and good practices to promote citizen engagement in the co-creation of adaptation solutions at the local level. Building on the insights of projects such as Adaptation AGORA, participants will be invited to engage in an interactive exercise, exploring several real-world case studies, facilitated by local stakeholders.

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What kind of tools and practices do city and regional administrations need to make urban resilience a reality?

In this highly-interactive workshop, we will tackle the specific challenges of small and mid-sized cities & regions in setting-up climate action plans. The focus lies on how to better integrate mitigation and adaptation measures, and how to ensure a collaborative environment in local administrations. Together with participants and invited city representatives, we will share experiences and test a support tool in-the-making: the Localised Climate Action Strategiser. Your feedback is explicitly wanted and will help to make this tool as useful as possible for cities & regions!


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Digitalization for Climate Action: Co-Creation, Collaboration, and Just Transitions

Technology has significant potential for accelerating change and placing cities at the forefront of addressing the climate emergency and meeting commitments such as the New Green Deal. This session explores digitalization's role in enhancing governance, enabling just transitions and empowering communities to participate in decision-making processes and co-create solutions. Drawing on the RethinkAction project, panellists will discuss co-creation strategies for cross-sector collaboration and how the outcome-driven application of technology can be tailored to local needs and global impact.

Does Culture Count for Resilience? Opportunities and Challenges for More Resilient Cultural Landscapes

How can we ensure that culture is a meaningful part of inclusive and just resilience strategies? This dynamic session features panelists and case studies from across Europe that highlight how cultural landscapes can be supported in adapting to a changing climate.