The City Research and Innovation Bridge
The City Research and Innovation Agenda, the updated Global Research and Action Agenda, and the Need-Based Climate Innovation Framework serve unique yet interconnected purposes for driving urban sustainable action. Linking them – and united by the city journey – would allow cities and local governments, national governments, business, civil society, and academia to take action across all policy domains – fulfilling core human needs through solutions that are sustainable, equitable, and feasible.
The City Research and Innovation Bridge connects these agendas and the city journey, linking core human needs to the priority R&I gaps that local practitioners face – and uncovering the policy levers that can enable action. For the first time, the Bridge demonstrates the simultaneous pursuit of core human needs, ambitious climate action, and R&I priorities at city level.
The City Research and Innovation Bridge serves as a resource for sustainability solution providers and demand owners alike – including cities and local governments, national governments, business leaders, academics, and civic groups – who can help fill the gaps using their unique capacities and abilities.