Loading Events

« All Events

TEDxDARINGCITIES: Embedding Climate Neutrality Ambition Throughout Sustainable Development

14 October @ 14:00 - 15:30 UTC+2

Achieving climate neutrality is one of the most ambitious goals that a government can undertake, yet it is one of the most critically needed to help the world stay below the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold. Those Daring Cities pursuing a target of climate neutrality must look beyond normal climate action planning measures, and integrate this approach and ambition into all aspects of their work.

Cities, towns and regions from around the world which are already successfully pursuing daring approaches to achieve their ambitious climate targets will showcase their achievements. Panellists will discuss the importance of integrating these approaches and sectors into their climate action, and how it has helped them advance toward achieving their bold climate targets. Experiences and lessons learned will be shared in order to help inspire and enable other cities, towns and regions to replicate these innovative approaches and empowered to commit to more ambitious climate targets themselves.

Master of Ceremony

  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, President of UNFCCC COP20; former Minister of the Environment, Peru; Head of WWF’s Climate and Energy Practice
  • ICLEI commitment: Daring to go Climate Neutral (video)

Special Address

Daring approaches to achieving climate neutrality targets

100% renewable energy and energy security

  • Vikram Kumar, Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation, India

Sustainable mobility and EcoLogistics

  • Cheng Wen-tsan, Mayor, City of Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei

Air quality and public health

  • Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport, City of Oslo, Norway
  • Erion Veliaj, Mayor, City of Tirana, Albania

Resilience and nature-based solutions

  • Miles Sampa, Mayor, City of Lusaka, Zambia

Food security

  • Jorge Muñoz Wells, Mayor, City of Lima, Peru

Inclusive and equitable planning and policy-making

  • Bill Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, USA

Circular Development

  • Marcin Krupa, Mayor, City of Katowice, Poland

Race-to-Zero campaign progress

Concluding remarks

Attendees will soon be able to register for this session.