Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Urban Informality and Inequality: a global call for climate justice

12 October 2021


As the UN meeting of world leaders on climate change - COP 26 - approaches, CLGF has been working with several partners to organise an associated event. Urban Informality and Inequality: a global call for climate justice - seeks to ensure that the voice and concerns of local government are heard in the critical discussions on the impact and collective solutions.


COP 26 is being held in Glasgow in the first two weeks of November, and CLGF, together with the British Academy, Cities Alliance and UK Research and Innovation have collaborated on this event which takes place on 2 November 2021, from 10 to 11.30 am GMT.


Held simultaneously in person (Tower Base - North, Glasgow Science Centre) and online, the event consists of an interactive panel discussion, with an impressive list of international contributors, including the Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr. Offering the opportunity to help shape critical policy and research priorities for addressing climate change equitably in cities - where informality and inequality are the reality - it will also help define priorities for research and local action to ensure better chances of achieving urban climate justice.

This event brings together international speakers and audience members from local and city governments, central governments, research communities, and civil society to discuss climate justice and the importance of taking account of the cumulative risks created by conditions of urban informality, inequality and climate vulnerability in developing effective responses to climate change. Speakers include:


It will identify priorities for action and the role that researchers, civil society actors, city governments and policy makers can play in strengthening local action for sustainable climate justice. 


For more details, including how to register for the event, check out the flyer


Cop26 and local government: here we come!


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