Co-creating Climate Smart Cities: A Practical Guide. Developing digital solutions for and with citizens and public sector organizations

Potential climate/ disaster impacts addressed by approach & Justification for approach:

Successful transformational climate action is underpinned by citizens and digitalization. Digital solutions should improve citizens’ lives while also strengthening their rights. Transformational adaptation to climate change requires citizens to be on board and means deep, systemic change requiring the reconfiguration of social and ecological systems for sustainable development. Digitalization is a powerful accelerator of processes and offers environmental policy new scope to shape climate action and conserve nature and resources. If it is successfully and sustainably designed, digital transformation can provide strong support for social and environmental restructuring. Digital solutions, therefore, have to start from the needs of citizens and city officials and be developed in co-creation with them.

Process of Implementation:

The Global Program “ICT-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Cities” (ICT-A) has been financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community (BMI). In our partner countries, we cooperate with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in India, the Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in Mexico, and the Secretary of Digital Government of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (SEGDI/PCM) in Peru.

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