adelphi is a Berlin-based independent think tank and public policy consultancy on climate, energy, environment and development. Its mission is to improve global governance through research, dialogue and advice. adelphi plays an overarching coordinating role for the V-LED project and keeps the interlinkages amongst V-LED countries, and between them and the global level.
Urban transformation is a global imperative. Urban areas are simultaneously producers of up to two-thirds of all GHG emissions and first responders on the frontlines to climate change impacts. Transitioning to zero-carbon, climate resilient cities with strong protections for the urban poor requires bold national policies and strong collaboration across sectors and government levels.
Towards a Multilevel Action COP26
If urbanisation drives climate change, then mitigating the dangerous effects of global warming must address how we plan, build and live in cities. Implementing bold national plans requires active cross-sector coordination and collaboration between the local, regional and national governments.