Resilient climate solutions increasingly need to use the experience, knowledge and energy of people who will be most affected by climate change as the basis for planning future urban areas. In cities, this requires not only drawing on insights from local authorities and national governments but also from urban residents (particularly the poor) and civil and social movement groups.
The SEMCCA programme is designed to support the development of enabling conditions for revitalised civic and social participation, through designing and implementing tailored approaches, within a multi-level governance and social justice framework, in order to deliver ambitious, well-supported, scalable and replicable climate solutions.
As a result, SEMCCA aims to foster strong and effective collaboration between people-powered community and civil society groups and their local governments, thereby enabling a robust and strategic collective movement for action.
September 2020 – July 2022