The cities of Velletri-Roma, Italy, and Barranquilla, Colombia, participate in the “Multilevel governance as a key to successful climate action” forum at the Daring Cities conference, where cities shared the results of their cooperation experiences. The conference created by ICLEI, aims to bring visibility and empower municipal leaders who take ambitious measures to combat climate change through joint cooperation, whether between governments, cities or regions.
The International Urban Cooperation Program (IUC) has, over the past 3 years, facilitated networking between cities and regions in the Americas, Europe, India, China and Japan and the cooperation revealed not only the difficulties and peculiarities of each municipality, but mainly the good ones valuable practices and experiences generated by the meetings.
Through networking between Italy and Colombia, the cities of Velletri-Roma and Barranquilla decided to incorporate the Urban Cooperation Action Plan, a pilot for the implementation of urban gardens in order to alleviate the problem of food insecurity in the Colombian city. The project was supported by the Municipality of Barranquilla and, in collaboration with the members of the RU: RBAN project, the cooperation has produced good results since its first actions. To learn more about the project’s implementation, click here.
The International Urban Cooperation Program (IUC), funded by the European Union, has supported 165 cities in different regions of the globe since 2017 to connect and share solutions to common problems of sustainable urban development within the framework of the New Urban Agenda and the fight against climate change. More at www.iuc-la.eu