Inclusive Green Growth: Partnership for Climate Resilient Urban Development

Inclusive Green Growth: Partnership for Climate Resilient Urban Development

– Date/Time: October 25, 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 KST (GMT+9)

– Session lead:

  • Ms. Ingvild Solvang, Deputy Director, Head Of Climate Action And Inclusive Development Global Practice, GGGI

“Cities are civilization’s main stage. More than half the world’s people now live in urban areas, and, like never before, cities are the arenas for addressing the most pressing environmental problems and tackling challenges of sustainable development.”[1]

In this session we explored the concept of climate action and green growth from the perspectives of gender and social inclusion, urban development, and governance solutions and knowledge management towards achieving the 1.5 degree target of the Paris Agreement. We started by conceptualizing inclusion and identifying the barriers and opportunities that hinder/ensure inclusive outcomes in the transformational shifts towards low-carbon development strategies. Specifically we looked at how the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), UNICEF and Mott MacDonalds promote approaches to achieve inclusive and pro-poor outcomes.

The urban landscape illustrates like no other the need for a metric for sustainable development that help align the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. The central importance of cities in the achievement of the global development agenda has gained momentum. Combining environmental sustainability, climate resilience, and social equality within urban systems and design requires policy, technological innovations, and finance. We looked at examples of urban resilience and governance from the work of Except Integrated Sustainability and City Net.

Furthermore, we addressed knowledge partnerships used to achieve sustainable development, and in the context of COVID-19, Build Back Better with the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP).

[1] Hsu, A., N. Alexandre, J. Brandt, T. Chakraborty, S. Comess, A. Feierman, T. Huang, S. Janaskie, D. Manya, M. Moroney, N. Moyo, R. Rauber, G. Sherriff, R. Thomas, J. Tong, Y. Xie, A. Weinfurter, Z. Yeo (in alpha order). The Urban Environment and Social Inclusion Index. New Haven, CT: Yale University. Available:

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Key resources: 


  •  GGGI Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Strategy 2021-2025 (link)


  • Children’s Rights to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment in the ASEAN Region – Principles and Policy Guidance (link)

– Mott MacDonald:

  • Article: Bringing structure to Nepal’s climate change response (link)

– CityNet’s initiative:

  • Urban SDG Knowledge Platform (link)


  • Introduction of Orchid City (link)

– Global Challenges Foundation:

  • Interim Report of The Climate Governance Commission 2021 (link)
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