COP28 Side Event "Synergies and trade-offs in climate neutral and healthy cities – How to combine adaptation and mitigation measures"

Cities are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts like extreme events, putting adaptation efforts high on their agenda. At the same time, due to their energy and resource demands, they are central for mitigation efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This dichotomy in promoting sustainable urban living creates a complex web of interactions with profound implications for public health, which are often overlooked in scenarios for carbon dioxide (CO2)-neutral cities.

In this event, research experts and practitioners discuss how successful mitigation and adaptation actions improve the health of people living in cities.

Following their input statements covering insights from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, experiences from climate services and a case study from the Amazon, the experts will engage in a discussion with the audience.

Taking place at the COP28 Health Pavilion in the Blue Zone, this event will be organized in a hybrid format - with limited in-person participation on the first-come, first-serve basis and live-streaming available on the Health Pavilion webpage.


  • Hans-Otto Pörtner, Alfred-Wegener-Institute AWI, Bremerhaven & WBGU
  • Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, IPCC Vice Chair, Central European University CEU
  • Peter Hoffmann, Climate Service Center Germany GERICS, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
  • Fabrício Muriana, Instituto Regenera
  • Carmen Vogt, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


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