Webinar series

Want to learn more about how the most ambitious cities plan for climate change? Then join C40's Climate Action Planning Webinar Series to hear directly from cities about their climate action plans, including their targets, actions, challenges and best practices, as well as deep-dives on specific topics.

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Sydney builds trust with a unique community engagement strategy

Andrea Beattie, Executive Manager Strategic Outcomes, Chief Operations Office Yvette Andrews, Manager, Strategic Community Consultation Jen Guice, Senior Project Manager, Community Consultation City of Sydney – 10/30/2019 08:00 UTC   Find your time zone

The city of Sydney Community Engagement Strategy was adopted to support the implementation of Sustainable Sydney 2030. In this webinar, Andrea Beattie from the City of Sydney in collaboration with Yvette Andrews and Jen Guide, both managers of the Community Consultation group, will discuss Sydney’s community engagement strategy in the context of developing inclusive climate action. It will focus on Sydney’s strategy to engage their residents, particularly those that traditionally didn’t take part in participatory processes, and how this effort successfully increased connectivity and trust in the government. We will also learn about the projects’ milestones, as well as the key challenges and recommendations which have come out of such a large scale engagement project.

The lessons highlighted in the talk will be used to inspire and open up a discussion about how Sydney’s approach to community engagement for climate actions could be applied in other city contexts, and ultimately allow for a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive decision-making process for city residents.

Just Transition: advancing climate goals and building livelihoods for all

Just Transition – 09/04/2019 16:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Climate change, and often the responses to it, are unfair. People who are socially, economically, culturally, politically, institutionally or otherwise marginalised are especially vulnerable to climate change. Moreover, these communities cannot always access the benefits of climate action.

If addressing climate change does not meet the needs of city residents, mayors and governments risk losing permission to act.