LIVESTREAM: CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

Monday March 5, 2018
Location: Edmonton, AB

On March 5-7, the City of Edmonton will host the first-of-its-kind CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, where scientists, policymakers, researchers, and development experts will gather to advance global understanding of climate change, its impacts on cities, and the critical role localities play in solving this challenge. The conference will be marked by the establishment of a global research agenda, which will support a new special report on climate change and cities prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The agenda will also create a blueprint for new scientific research supporting effective climate action strategies in cities around the world.

  • Plenary 1: 10:30AM -12:00PM MT (March 5) - Cities and Climate Change
    • Peter Head (Ecological Sequestration Trust, Resilience Brokers)
    • Amy Luers (Future Earth International)
    • Nathalie Jean-Baptiste (Institute of Human Settlements Studies)
    • Aromar Revi (IIHS)
    • Sheela Patel (Slum Dwellers International)
    • Moderator: Tom Dallessio (Next City)
  • Opening Press Conference: 12:00PM – 1:00PM MT (March 5)
  • Plenary 2: 4:30 - 6:00PM (March 5) - Urban Emissions, Impacts, and Vulnerabilities
    • Maria Amparo Martinez Arroyo (National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (Mexico)
    • Stephany Uy Tan (Mayor of Catbalogan, Philippines)
    • Mark Pelling (King’s College (UK)
    • Valerie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE (France)
    • Emilia Saiz (Secretary General UCLG (Spain)
    • Tong Zhu (Peking University)
    • Debra Roberts (eThekwini Municipality, South Africa)
    • Moderator: David Miller (C40, Canada)
  • Plenary 3: 9:00 – 10:30AM MT (March 6) - Solutions for the Transition to Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Cities
    • Richard Dawson (University of Newcastle)
    • William Cobbett (Cities Alliance)
    • Mehrnaz Ghojeh  (University of Cambridge)
    • Shuab Lwasa (Makerere Univerist)
    • Lan Marie Nguyen Berg (Vice Mayor of Environment and Transportation, Oslo)
    • Diana Ürge-Vorsatz (Central European University)
    • Shobhakar Dhakal (Asian Institute of Technology)
    • Andrew Gouldson Leeds (Jürgen Kropp PIK/Germany)
    • Moderator: Jim Skea (IPCC Cities AR 6)
  • Plenary 4: 9:00 – 10:30AM MT (March 7) - Enabling Transformative Climate Action in Cities
    • Christopher (Kennedy University of Victoria): 
    • Priya Kurian (University of Waikato): 
    • Martin Powell (Siemens)
    • Cynthia Rosenzweig (NASA GISS, Co-Director, UCCRN)
  • Closing Press Conference: 6:00PM – 7:00PM MT (March 7)

Posted March 4, 2018

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