#WFCANADA – Liveable and sustainable: Urban planning as a tool for inclusive climate action
10 May 2018
More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas and cities account for two thirds of global energy demand and global greenhouse gas emissions. A number of cities in G7 countries are leading the way through commitments to reduce their emissions as part of the Paris Agreement. Most emissions reduction efforts are based around efficiency. Could urban planning be a more effective tool? There is potential for more effective climate action though urban design and land-use planning, particularly as cities are expanding rapidly in many developing countries.
• How do the urban politics of climate change differ from national politics?
• Can large cities make 100% renewable energy promises – and follow through?
• Are cities moving fast enough on climate change adaptation?
• How can we make smart cities also inclusive cities?
Moderator: Sébastien Turbot, Executive Director, New Cities Foundation
– Gioia Ghezzi, Chair, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SPA
– Nathalie Palladitcheff, President, Ivanhoe Cambridge
– Anjuli Pandit, Head of Corporate Sustainability, BNP Paribas