Canada - Germany Cities and Climate Change - Foundation Office Canada
Canada-Germany Cities and Climate Change download The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged traditional multilateral cooperation mechanisms due to travel restrictions and virtual meeting fatigue. However, the pandemic has not stopped the need for such cooperation. This research brief is intended to lay a strong foundation for mid-and long-term multilateral cooperation between Germany and Canada on the theme of cities and climate change. Cities in both countries have a long history of action on climate change, yet there is little mutual awareness of the unique climate change policy and programming between the respective countries, or the opportunities multilateral cooperation might present. Through the Cities and Climate Change Research Brief we highlight the key thematic policy and programing mechanisms being used by local governments in both Canada and Germany to address climate change. The research brief answers questions such as: What are the promising practices in each country? How do the policies, programming and practices compare and contrast? What makes them effective in their countries, and which elements or insights might be transferable from one country to another?