COP23 Side Event: 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:

Dr. Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair
Dr. M. Wolf, Director Energy and Climate, Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany
Paul Ross, Manager of Economic & Environmental Sustainability, City of Edmonton
Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General, UN-Habitat
Martina Otto, Head of Cities Unit, UN Environment

Jenny Gerbasi, Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg
Dr. Deon Terblanche, Director of Research, World Meteorological Organization
Frederic Ximeno, Director of Ecology of Barcelona city
William Cobbett, Director, Cities Alliance
Moderated by Seth Schultz, Director of Science & Innovation, C40 Cities