Organised communities of the urban poor are implementing local climate solutions in cities across the global South. Faced daily with the effects of climate change – ranging from floods to fires to food insecurity and more, urban poor communities are working with each other, local government and other stakeholders to address climate change from the ground up. Using tools such as community-driven risk mapping and assessment, climate action stakeholder forums, development of city and settlement climate policies and action plans, and the establishment of city funds to access climate finance at the local level, urban poor communities are applying the LLA principles to address climate where it counts. Join us as we explore how to scale up some of these initiatives.
Slum Dwellers International (SDI) is a transnational social movement of the urban poor that brings together many thousands of slum dwellers in roughly 20 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SDI-affiliated urban poor federations comprise thousands of the most vulnerable women, men, and children who are mobilized around dynamic saving schemes networked at the settlement, city, and national levels to drive a collective, bottom-up change agenda for inclusive and resilient cities and to influence global development agendas.
Cities Alliance is the global partnership fighting urban poverty and promoting the role of cities. To help achieve these goals, the Cities Alliance promotes long-term programmatic approaches that support national and local governments to develop appropriate policy frameworks, strengthen local skills and capacity, undertake strategic city planning, and facilitate investment.