CitiesIPCC: Advancing science to accelerate effective climate action in human settlements

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CitiesIPCC Side Event at UNFCCC COP23, Human Settlements Day

11 November 2017; 15.00-16.30

The session aims at promoting and discussing science-based climate action for cities based on science, practice and policy. It will bring together representatives from scientific bodies, local, regional and national governments and urban and climate change practitioners and policy-makers.  One of the key opportunities to advance knowledge will be the 2018 Science Conference on Cities and Climate Change, offering the chance to discuss means to improve scientific knowledge and to stimulate research underpinning effective and efficient urban responses to climate change, as well as to provide suggestions to produce inputs to the products of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The session aims at promoting and discussing science-based climate action for cities based on science, practice and policy. It will bring together representatives from scientific bodies, local, regional and national governments and urban and climate change practitioners and policy-makers.  One of the key opportunities to advance knowledge will be the 2018 Science Conference on Cities and Climate Change, offering the chance to discuss means to improve scientific knowledge and to stimulate research underpinning effective and efficient urban responses to climate change, as well as to provide suggestions to produce inputs to the products of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Speakers:

Mr. Paul Ross, Manager of Economic & Environmental Sustainability, City of Edmonton
Mr. Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg, Co-President UCLG
Ms. Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks, Province of Alberta
Mr. William Cobbett, Director, Cities Alliance
Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Dr. Boram Lee, Senior Scientific Officer, World Meteorological Organization
Ms. Martina Otto, Head of Cities Unit, UN Environment
Mr. Seth Schultz, Director of Research and Innovation, C40
Mayor of Dar-Es-Salam [invited]