This policy brief anticipates the emergence of a new kind of cross-institutional and cross-border regional entities (international network) aimed at the development of territorial cohesion and fostering better level of cooperation within and across borders.
This document suggests that policy makers need to ensure that the overall political and macro-economic conditions are favorable for green fiscal reforms and develop comprehensive reform plans.
This policy brief argues that the G20 should recognise the key role cities have in curbing global challenges such as global warming, and that the international forum's Working Groups should include an urban focus in the discussions on this topic.
The policy brief (PB) proposes the need for the development of new approaches to adapt to climate change that highlight the importance of involving multilevel governance. The document proposes three types of innovative approaches to be considered, adopted and promoted by national governments and implemented locally: the use of urban metabolism as a conceptual framework, the development of metropolitan governance bodies capable of carrying out plans for adapting to climate change, and new, long-term investment mechanisms in low carbon infrastructure.