Habitat Unit

December 17, 2019; 16:00 CET


Climate Policy for All

Equity and Growth in Light of the Climate Crisis


Effective climate policy requires a rapid increase in monetary, political and civil investments and coordination at all levels of decision-making. At the same time, responses to climate change have to address the uneven impact of the crisis on vulnerable populations and the corresponding social challenges. How can the policy making that is required to address the climate crisis be made compatible with demands for increased economic justice and social equity? What strategies exist to include or exclude those vulnerable populations most immediately at risk from climate crises into the development and implementation of climate policy?

We invite you to join us on a webinar to discuss these questions with experts on climate change policy and ongoing struggles for social justice in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. We bring together regional researchers and practitioners to discuss their experiences with the implementation of global agendas, equitable economic development practices and responses to climate challenges in the region. After exploring important sectoral approaches to addressing these challenges, we will focus in particular on possibilities for research-policy interfaces moving forward. Finally, the webinar gives an opportunity to reflect on discussions from the COP25 and to highlight cases where a focus on equitable economic development is being integrated into global climate policy making – and where it is not.


The webinar and Q&A will be held in English


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Webinar Information+

Date: December 17, 2019

Time: 16:00 CET

Length: 60 – 80 minutes

URL: https://zoom.us/j/602848143

No Registration Needed!

Our Presenters+

Nicola Borregaard – CEO, EBP Chile

Luis Eduardo Bresciani – Dean, School of Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

CEPAL – Cities Unit

Rene Hohmann – Head of Global Programmes, Cities Alliance

Additionally, we are pleased to welcome researchers and practitioners from ASHOKA, GIZ Ecuador, AURI, REDEUS_LAC and N-AERUS into the discussion.

Our Webinar Team+

 Paola Alfaro d'Alecon - N-Aerus, TU Berlin (Moderation)

Anthony Boanada-Fuch - N-AERUS, University St. Gallen (Moderation)

Colin Delargy - TU Berlin (Coordination)

Josefa Zavala - TU Berlin (Coordination

Webinar series+

This webinar is one of a five-part series to evaluate, contextualize and operationalize existing research by Cities Alliance on equitable economic growth in cities of the Global South. Three research networks, working in Europe (N-AERUS), Africa (AURI) and LAC (REDEUS_LAC), collaborate to identify common problems cities face in pursuing social equity and economic growth, to share tested strategies for integrating policy making and research, and to disseminate these strategies to broader urban contexts. By targeting a global audience, we can share experience both within and beyond the regional focus of each webinar. For more information on the project, please go to: https://www.citiesalliance.org/newsroom/news/cities-alliance-news/cities-alliance-announces-grant-tu-berlin-equity-services-and

Learning goals+
  • To discuss the ways in which economic growth, equity and the climate crisis are interrelated in the Latin American and Caribbean context?
  • To explore examples of current regional activities (financial, technological, logistical) which represent equity-based approaches, programs, policies and research-policy interfaces in the context of the climate crisis
  • To reflect on how governance frameworks can be used as possible tools for multi-level climate policy in order to address the different inequalities and challenges facing the region?
  • Topical Introduction and Report from COP25 by Paola Alfaro d’Alençon (N-AERUS) and Anthony Boanada-Fuchs (REDEUS)
  • Two inputs on important topics for equity, growth and climate policy in LAC
  • Two inputs on new strategies for research-policy interfaces in light of the climate crisis
  • Two Q&A Sessions with participants and guests (through chat)