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Findings from Innovate4Cities 2021 and Update to the Global Research and Action Agenda

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posted on 2022-05-26, 00:23 authored by Brenna Walsh, Julie Greenwalt, CATHY OKECATHY OKE, Paris Hadfield, Ariana Dickey, Marlies H Craig, Michelle NorthMichelle North, Nina Hunter, Andrew Okem, Steven Bland, Jorn Verbeeck, Bernhard Barth, Andy Deacon, Hedda Roberts, Jasdeep Randhawa, Sai Joshi, Diana Carrillo Silva, Margot Lootens, Meredith Adler, Kyra Appleby, Silvia Assini, Aditya Bahadur, Xuemei Bai, Aliyu Barau, Pandora Batra, Paolo Bertoldi, Sanjaya Bhatia, Edgardo Bilsky, Natalia Bonilla, Harriet A. Bulkeley, Oscar Chamat, Winston Chow, Maria Cortes-Puch, Elena Crete, Ivana Del Rio, Gian Carlo Delgado RamosGian Carlo Delgado Ramos, Maria Dombrov, David Dodman, Aklilu Fikresilassie, Rich Freeh, Curt Garrigan, Kurt Godrey, Leo Horn-Phathanothai, Rachel Huxley, Nicola Iezza, Arne Janssen, Indy Johar, Ghislaine Kieffer, Merlin Lao, Elsa Lefevre, Eugenia Mansutti, Augustin Maria, Joanna Masic, Wanjira Mathai, Tadashi Matsumoto, Rodrigo Messias, Dhanashri Miraijkar, Arnoud Molenaar, Greg Munro, Youssef Nassef, Thomas Osdoba, Martina Otto, Firdaous Oussidhoum, Sheela Patel, Alfredo Redondo, Aromar Revi, Debra C Roberts, Mauricio Rodas, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Pourya Salehi, Simone Sandholz, Aniessa Sari, Dewi Sari, Derya Sasmaz, Seth Schultz, Himanshu Shekhar, Giles Sioen, Marco Silvestri, Richard Sliuzas, Raisa Soares, William Solecki, Meggan Spires, Maryke Van Staden, Bruce Stiftel, Kate Strachan, Sandra Swanson, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Octavia de la Varga Mas, Jon Walton, Helen WattsHelen Watts, Zhai, Panmao, Shu Zhu


The Findings from Innovate4Cities 2021 and Update to the Global Research and Action Agenda details the research, policy, and public discussions key to advancing climate research and action in cities.  This report documents key outcomes of the Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference (October 2021) and highlights current objectives and motivations, research gaps and priorities. Furthermore, this document presents a regional analysis of research and innovation needs falling under the original GRAA topical research areas and cross cutting issues (Edmonton 2018) and expanding to issues which emerged between the 2018 and 2021 conferences.  

This report has been developed by Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and UN-Habitat based on the outcomes of 2021 Innovate4Cities Conference co-hosted by UN-Habitat, GCoM and co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It is intended to inform research, policy and public discussions on the global research and action agenda for cities and climate change science. The authors have sought to ensure the accuracy of the material in this document, but they will not be liable for any ramifications incurred through the use of this report.


Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy