What knowledge do cities need to meet their climate action ambitions?
Innovate4Cities is a city-focused research and innovation initiative that addresses critical data, innovation, and technology gaps to enable cities to take accelerated and ambitious climate action. This project is building a roadmap to generate the knowledge, tools, partnerships and funding that cities need to meet their climate action ambition, at the speed and scale required.
Since 2019, the Melbourne Centre for Cities has been contributing a range of research, program and governance services for the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Innovate4Cities Initiative. This includes the delivery of a multi-year research and innovation strategy, a regional research and innovation needs synthesis report and development of the 2021 Innovate4Cities Conference. The Centre is also working with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in the Oceania region to develop a strategic plan for coordinating city decarbonisation efforts.
Learn more about Innovate4Cities here on the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy website.
Student Writing Team
In addition to organising conference sessions, the Centre also co-ordinated a Student Writing Team to report on sessions and outcomes from the Innovate4Cities Conference 2021.
Dickey, A., Hadfield, P., Oke, C., Verbeeck, J. (2021). Opportunities for coordinating multi-level climate action: an analysis of city climate action and national urban engagement. Melbourne Centre for Cities, University of Melbourne. [Online resource] https://doi.org/10.26188/17209646
- Cathy Oke, Enterprise Senior Fellow in Informed Cities
- Paris Hadfield, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urban Innovation
- Ariana Dickey, Research Fellow in Urban Sustainability
- Amelia Leavesley, Research Fellow in Urban Sustainability