The purpose of the Summit is to bring in a one single event local and regional governments together with national governments, but also private sector leaders and key influencers on urban innovation.
The objectives of the Cities Summit is three-fold:
· Provide an opportunity for high level dialogue between local and regional governments, and national governments, private sector and civil society organisations;
· As a direct input to UNEA-4, identify key messages and success stories on innovation for sustainable consumption and production in cities, with a view to localising SDGs, and implementing ecological transition in the context of the New Urban Agenda;
· Kick start a process to develop partnerships and commitments ready for the SG’s Climate Summit on integrated urban infrastructure.