15 November 2022
COP27 Event – Beating the Heat: Accelerating Access to Sustainable Climate Solutions in Cities


Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2022             Time: 13:30 – 16:30pm EET                   Event Language: English

Location: Buildings Pavilion, Blue Zone – Zone C, Area 5, lot n. 113, Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, Egypt

Organized by: UNEP Cool Coalition, RMI, SEforAll, WWF

In Partnership with: Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, Mission Innovation, WRI

Streaming link available here.


Event Description

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.



  • Communicate the importance and urgency of climate solutions, including nature-based solutions (NbS) and sustainable urban cooling, to urban residents.
  • Hear from cities and governments implementing urban NbS & cooling about on-the-ground progress, best practices, and tools, knowledge and resources that can help scale action – as well as city needs, gaps and opportunities for collaboration on delivering urban NbS & cooling solutions.
  • Socialize the Beat the Heat: Nature for Cool Cities Challenge among partners, potential participating cities, and potential financiers and call these groups to action by joining the challenge.



The event was divided into three sections. Watch the first section below or access the three sections at this link

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