In light of a growing number of local governments demonstrating their ambition for climate action in calling for a climate emergency, the session aims to explore how the debate and status of climate emergency has impacted the work of city planners practically and will present replicable, tangible, innovative and bold local integrated climate action to translate urgency into practice. Discussing ambition in action in engaging pitch presentations showcasing ambition in climate action, the session will contribute to accelerating the uptake of proven solutions and demonstrate how local governments can walk the talk.
Building upon pitch presentations, panellists will explore the shape and scale of their presented projects and kick start reflections on the implications of declaring climate emergency for city planning practice, as well as how local governments can turn ambitious aspirations and commitments into game changing action for achieving the necessary systemic changes towards a low-emission future in line with the Paris Agreement and the EU Green Deal.
Participants will actively contribute to reflecting on a way forward in relation to a set of key questions:
Speakers include Giorgia Rambelli & Carsten Rothballer (ICLEI Europe), as well as representatives from Urban-LEDS cities of Warsaw and Aalborg.
More information and registration can be found here.