At Regional Climate Weeks

The Regional Climate Weeks (RCWs) inspire individuals and organisations to become part of the momentum created by the global climate agreement in Paris. It is a unique collaborative platform where both governments and non-governmental organisations stakeholders gather to address the gamut of relevant climate issues under one umbrella. Bringing together diverse stakeholders in the public and private sectors around a common goal of addressing climate change, is the main goal of the RCWs.

Every year, RCWs are held across the following regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Want to join forces for regional climate weeks? Contact Christopher Dekki, Director, Global Advocacy and Engagement.

Shared insights at partner events on:

  • Accelerating Decarbonisation in African Logistics: The Role of Private Sector Collaboration – organised by Kühne Foundation and SFC
  • Sustainable cities, thriving communities: transforming African cities through climate action – organised by UN-Habitat, UNEP, with ICLEI, UIC, and UITP

Collaborated with UNEP on events, on the following issues:

  • Connecting informal transport to the climate agenda – organised by WRI, with Climate Champions Team, GNPT, SLOCAT, TUMI, and World Bank
  • Achieving a decarbonised and resilient infrastructure system in Africa: the role of transport – organised byUNEP, with SLOCAT, and ITF

Shared insights at an event on:

  • Accelerating adaptation and resilience for land transportation infrastructure: An Industry Roundtable – hosted by Saudi Arabia, the Climate Champions Team (CCT), together with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)

Shared insights at the SLOCAT co-organised session with AFD, GIZ, the United Nations Environment Program in collaboration with Despacio and MobiliseYourCity:

  • Reflexionando sobre los retos de las NDCs en Movilidad Urbana. ¿Cómo concretar los compromisos para alcanzar los objetivos?

Collaborated with UNEP on events, on the following issues:

Shared insights at partner events on:

  • How transport contributes to climate mainstreaming for a green economic recovery in the Arab Region (organised by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and IsDB).
  • MENA region’s transport development (organised by the Africa Network for Walking and Cycling).

Cooperation with EUROCLIMA+, MobiliseYourCity and the Global Partnership for Informal Transportation (GPIT) on:

  • Enhancing coherence of NDCs and national and subnational transport plans;
  • Informal transport’s role in the Race to Zero in Africa and LAC.
  • Participation in the Regional Cooperation Mechanism on Low Carbon Transport: South and Southwest Asia and Southeast Asia Subregional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop.

SLOCAT, in partnership with EUROCLIMA+ and the regional urban mobility community of practice, contributed to the transport and mobility programme organised by UNEP and highlighted best practices in local and national governance, active mobility and urban freight. The SLOCAT secretariat contributed as keynote speaker, moderator and panellist.

SLOCAT co-organised three official thematic sessions with UNEP, NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA), Asia LEDS Partnership and others, which featured many SLOCAT partners and their works to explore the policy, technical and fiscal measures needed to accelerate the transition to sustainable, low carbon mobility in Asia-Pacific.

SLOCAT also co-organised a side event on small island states with the Asia LEDS Partnership and discussed the challenges in tracking sustainable transport trends in the region at the Session on Behaviour Change and Technology Development.

SLOCAT, under the lead of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), co-organised three official thematic sessions with the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), New Horizons Women’s Education Centre and WRI Africa to explore the following issues:

  • Transport and climate action outlook to 2050,
  • Policies for behaviour change and technology development, and
  • Financing the shift to sustainable, low and zero emissions mobility.

SLOCAT led the Implementation Lab on Transport with ITF and presented the Africa section of the SLOCAT Global Status Report on Transport and Climate Change – 2nd edition at a side event organised by Climate Chance.

  • Organised various technology, policy and finance sessions with CCAC, ICLEI, ITDP, REN21, UN-Habitat
  • Co-led Transport thematic block with UN Environment, GIZ, EUROCLIMA+ Programme, C40 and LEDS LAC
  • Supported Cities thematic block with WWF, Global ABC, GCoM, CAF, Regions4, UNEP, WMO and ICLEI
  • Organised Workshop on Urban Mobility in the Next Generation of NDCs with EuroClima+, GIZ and AFD
  • Co-led Transport thematic block with CDP Worldwide, ITDP, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNOPS, and WRI
  • Supported Cities thematic block with GlobalABC, UNESCAP, UNDP, UN-Habitat, Nepal, Global Covenant of Mayors, CDP, UNOPS, and REN21