COP27 BEATING THE HEAT – Growing Urban Nature to Its Potential: Opportunities for Climate Mitigation


This thematic session will explore opportunities for cities to accelerate access to sustainable climate solutions and will present best practices from around the world, with a focus on solutions to beat the rising heat with green, sustainable and inclusive approaches. The event will introduce the Nature for Cool Cities Challenge, showcase new findings from RMI on how urban nature can save cities energy and carbon, and share cities’ latest on-the-ground experience with sustainable urban cooling solutions.

Moderator: Julia Meisel, Manager, Urban
Transformation, RMI

Presentation: Growing Urban Nature to Its
Potential, RMI report findings (10 minutes)

Fireside chat: What we know and what we need to
unlock urban NbS for climate mitigation (15

– Rohit Sen, Head, Sustainable Energy, ICLEI
– Aditi Maheshwari, IFC

Q&A (10 minutes)

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